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 Board of Trustees

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 Council of the University Senate

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:

* Not a Ruling Body

Additional Governance Structures Within the College

The College Council

University-wide Standing Boards, Committees, and Councils

Academic Fraud, Committee on

Benefits Committee

Data Stewardship Council

Disciplinary Committee on Disruptive Conduct

Faculty Retirement and Oversight Committee

Honorary Degrees, Committee on

Individual Conflict of Interest Committee

Intellectual Property, The Committee on

Radiation Safety Committee

University-wide Student Disciplinary Committee

University Police Department, Independent Review Committee for the

Unlawful Harassment, Panel on