University Governance

As described in its Statement of Governance Principles, governance at The University of Scranton is rooted in the identity of The University as an American, Catholic, and Jesuit institution of higher education at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The University defines governance as a system of consultation, communication and decision-making that produces institutional policies. The governance process is designed to ensure that all members of the University community – faculty, staff, and students – have opportunity to participate in the policy making process. Governance also plays a key role in creating essential communication venues for cross-campus dialogue on issues that are important to our life as a University. Click here to view a diagram of the representative governance structure. 

This process is guided by the University’s Governance Principles, which flow directly from the University's mission and are informed by the principles expressed by the Joint Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities (1966) formulated by the American Association of University Professors, the American Council on Education, and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Each of the three representative governance bodies of the University is responsible for ensuring that these principles are reflected in their constitutions and bylaws and otherwise upheld by their governing policies.

For more information about each of these groups, please visit their Websites via the links below. Additional information about our governance system and processes can be accessed on the navigation bar of this page.


Board of Trustees

President's Cabinet         

University Governance Council

Faculty Senate

Staff Senate

Student Senate

Governance Tools and Documentation

Please click the links to the left to view information about the University's governance and policy processes.