Welcome to the University Senate
The Purdue University Senate is the governing body of the Purdue faculty. Purdue University Senate exercises the legislative and policy-making powers assigned to the faculty. Subject only to review and check by the faculty by established procedures. Subject to the authority of the Board of Trustees, and in consultation with the president: has the power and responsibility to propose or to adopt policies, regulations, and procedures intended to achieve the educational objectives of Purdue University and the general welfare of those involved in these educational processes.
The Purdue University Senate acknowledges the traditional homelands of the Indigenous People which Purdue University is built upon. We honor and appreciate the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Myaamia (Miami), and Shawnee People who are the original Indigenous caretakers.
University Senate Leadership
|Senate Chair||Deborah Nichols|
|Senate Vice-Chair||Steve Beaudoin|
|Secretary of Faculties||Manushag N. Powell|
|Steering Committee Chair||Libby Richards|
|Nominating Committee Chair||Robert Nowack|
|Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Chair||Audrey Ruple|
|Student Affairs Committee Chair||David Sanders|
|Faculty Affairs Committee Chair||Alexander Francis|
|Educational Policy Committee Chair||Erik Otárola-Castillo|
|University Resources Policy Committee Chair||Janice Kritchevsky|
|Advisory Committee Chair||Deborah Nichols|
|Immediate Past Senate Chair||Cheryl Cooky|