Boards, Committees, and Councils
Board of Trustees
The University of Chicago is governed by the Board of Trustees. The Trustees are responsible for ensuring the capacity of the University to fulfill its mission for current and future generations.
The University of Chicago Medical Center is governed by a separate Board of Trustees.
The University Senate and the Ruling Bodies
The University Senate consists of Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors who have completed one year's full-time service on academic appointment at whatever rank; the President; the Provost; and the Vice Presidents.
All advisory, legislative, and administrative powers in the University concerning its educational work, except those vested in the President by the Board of Trustees, shall be exercised by, or be under the authority of, the Ruling Bodies specified in Section 12 of the Statutes of the University of Chicago, according to their respective jurisdictions.
The Ruling Bodies consist of:
The Faculty of the College
The Faculty of the Division of the Humanities
The Faculty of the Division of Physical Sciences
The Faculty of the Division of Social Sciences
The Faculty of the Booth School of Business
The Faculty of the Divinity School
The Faculty of the Law School
The Faculty of the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
The Faculty of the School of Social Service Administration
The Faculty of the Oriental Institute
The Faculty of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
The University Boards, consisting of:
- The Board of Campus and Student Life
- The Board of Computing Activities and Services
- The Board of the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
- The Board of the Library
- The Board of University Publications
* Not a Ruling Body