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The College Senate is the campus governance body of the College at Brockport.

It is comprised of teaching and non-teaching professionals (referred to as faculty) elected by their peers to represent their departments and the College as College Senators. Their purpose is to review and pass acceptable proposals regarding coursework, course requirements and policies submitted by College staff. This is a great opportunity for faculty to be a part of shaping the future of the College and preparing our students for success.

Faculty Bylaws

The Faculty Bylaws state: "The faculty has the obligation to participate significantly in the initiation, development and implementation of the educational program of the College, including primary responsibility for curricular development, admissions and scholarship standards, and the academic, professional and physical environment of the College."

The College Senate at SUNY Brockport is a vital component of shared governance between faculty and staff and College administration. It also serves as a means of communication with the SUNY-wide University Faculty Senate.

The College Senate is authorized by the Policies of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York, Article X.


The Senate represents and consists of teaching faculty as well as professional staff of the College who have official voting faculty status. Senators are elected at-large or by their units of representation according to the provisions of the Bylaws, and each Senator serves on a standing committee.


Standing committees review new policies and programs related to their charges. Items that meet the approval of their committee are scheduled by the Executive Committee for discussion and a vote by the entire Senate.

Senate Work Flow Chart

Standing Committees

  • Enrollment & Engagement Planning & Policies
  • Faculty & Professional Staff Policies
  • General Education Curriculum & Policies
  • Graduate Curriculum & Policies
  • Student Policies
  • Undergraduate Curriculum & Policies

Last Updated 7/29/21