How It Works: The University Governance Structure

The University Senate is the highest deliberative body at NYU. It was created for the discussion of university-wide policies and proposed changes in university practices and structure. The Senate sets its agenda with particular concern for academic programs and structure, personnel and budgetary policies, development of facilities and community, professional, and educational relations of the university.

The University Senate, chaired by the University President, is comprised of the Student Senators Council (SSC), the Administrative Management Council (AMC), the Deans Council, the Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council, and the Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council. The SSC holds 38 seats on the University Senate and represents student interests on that body.


Student Government Assembly

The NYU Student body is represented by School Senators, Senators-at-Large, Alternate Senators-at-Large, Council Presidents, and the Global Student Council.

  • The Presidents Council (PC) is made up of Presidents representing an individual school's Student Council and Council Presidents representing student constituencies across NYU.
  • Student Senators Council (SSC) is made of School Senators, Senators-at-Large, and Alternate Senators-at-Large.
  • The Global Student Council (GSC) is represented by the Chairperson of NYU's Student Government Assembly on the University Senate and the Global Vice Chair. The GSC body consists of the Student Body President of NYU Abu Dhabi, the Student Body President of NYU Shanghai, the NYU Abu Dhabi Senator of the Student Senators Council, the NYU Shanghai Senator of the Student Senators Council, the Chairperson of the Site Ambassadors Committee, the Chairpersons of the NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai Global Committees, and Site Ambassadors for every NYU study abroad location.

Meetings

For Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, all council meetings are being held on Zoom and available from the SGA Google Calendar.  


Student Government Assembly

All Student Government Assembly meetings are held in the Colloquium Room, #566, of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street at 4-6 PM. Meetings are open to the NYU community.

Fall 2021 Meeting Dates
(note all meetings are held via Zoom & in-person)
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, December 2, 2021
Spring 2022 Meeting Dates and Minutes
(note all meetings are held via Zoom & in-person)
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Student Senators Council

All Student Senators Council meetings are held in the Colloquium Room, #566, of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street at 9AM-11AM. Meetings are not open to the public, though students may receive a guest pass from a current Senator or Senator at-Large.

Fall 2021 Meeting Dates and Minutes
(note all meetings are held via Zoom & in-person)
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Spring 2022 Meeting Dates and Minutes
(note all meetings are held via Zoom & in-person)
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Presidents Council

All Presidents Council meetings are held in the Colloquium Room, #566, of the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 238 Thompson Street at 4PM - 6PM. Meetings are not open to the public, though students may receive a guest pass from a current president. 

Fall 2021 Meeting Dates
(note all meetings are held via Zoom & in-person)
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Spring 2022 Meeting Dates
(note all meetings are held via Zoom & in-person)
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Rules and Bylaws

Student Government Assembly Bylaws

Student Senators Council Bylaws

Presidents Council Bylaws

Global Student Council Constitution 

Internal Election & Selection Handbook