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.