What is it?

Since 1963, the University Council has served as the central institution for governing policy at the University of Pennsylvania.  From the guide for student representatives and leaders:

"University Council is a deliberative and broadly representative body, which serves an advisory role to the president, provost, and senior administration of the University. The purpose of University Council is best described in its Bylaws, which state that Council 'exists to consider the activities of the University in all its phases, with particular attention to the educational objectives of the University and those matters that affect the common interests of faculty, staff and students.'"

For more information, please visit the Website of the Office of the University Secretary.

Apply for a seat

To apply for a seat on the University Council as the representative of a mis- or under-represented constituency, please fill out the following form by Sunday, February 10th.

More questions? The NEC’s Vice Chairs for Nominations will hold University Council Office Hours on February 6th (3-6pm) and February 8th (11am-4pm) in the NEC office, located in the Office of Student Affairs on the second floor of Houston Hall.