Brockport University Senate

The Brockport University Senate is the campus governance body of SUNY Brockport.

It is comprised of teaching and non-teaching professionals (referred to as faculty) elected by their peers to represent their departments and the University as Senators. Their purpose is to review and pass acceptable proposals regarding coursework, course requirements and policies submitted by University staff. This is a great opportunity for faculty to be a part of shaping the future of the University 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 University, including primary responsibility for curricular development, admissions and scholarship standards, and the academic, professional and physical environment of the University.”

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

The Brockport University 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 University 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 reviewed by the Executive Committee  and upon approval presented to the entire Senate for discussion, announcement, or vote.

Standing Committees

  • Enrollment & Engagement Planning & Policies
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Faculty & Professional Staff Policies
  • General Education Curriculum & Policies
  • Graduate Curriculum & Policies
  • Student Policies
  • Undergraduate Curriculum & Policies