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The University Senate, chaired by the President, is the chief deliberative body of the University for the discussion of all matters of University policy and practice in cases in which two or more schools have a substantial interest. For example, the Senate is empowered to set each year's academic calendar and discuss certain University-wide policies.

UCSL Rules

As specified in the Bylaws of the University, the purpose of the University Committee on Student Life (UCSL) shall be to assist the Student Senators Council (SSC) in the fulfillment of its duties with respect to matters concerning the extracurricular life of students at New York University. Download the UCSL Rules of Procedure (PDF)

SSC Rules

The mission of the Student Senators Council is to provide NYU students with representation, services and advocacy within the University. The SSC is committed to being a voice of the students to the administration, and supports student groups so that the University may continue to hold students' interests first. Download the SSC Rules of Procedure (PDF)


  • Number of Senators
    The SSC is made up of 15 Student Senators elected by the the students of the various schools and colleges of NYU and 7 Student Senators appointed at-large by the Executive Committee of the University Senate with the advice and consent of the elected Student Senators. These at-large Senators provide continuity and represent underrepresented interests.
  • Time of Elections
    All elections for members of the Student Senators Council are held in the Spring Semester.

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