The University Senate is the governing body of the University of North Dakota. They meet regularly on the first Thursday of each month from September to May. Meetings begin at 4:05 p.m. and adjourn no later than 5:30 p.m. They normally meet in Gamble 7. The powers of the University Senate include, but are not limited to:
- Requirements and methods for admission to the institution and questions related to advanced standing.
- Requirements for degrees and certificates.
- Determination of curricula, authorization of new courses of study, and changes in courses of study.
- Questions of scholarship and attendance, coordination of outside activities, class standing and credits, examination schedules, and the institution's catalog and calendar.
- Institutional prizes, honors, and honorary degrees.
- General relations and interests of students, including health, conditions of living, regulations of social life, intramural and intercollegiate athletics, student organizations and publications.
- The general policies of the Library and the Division of Continuing Education.
- The following matters in consultation with the President: planning; organization and reorganization of the schools, colleges, and departments; disputes arising between or among schools and/or colleges; matters of budget appointment; and decisions regarding physical resources.
The University Senate shall consist of:
- Ex Officio Members
- Council Members
- Student Members
- Staff Members
(All membership definitions can be found in The University of North Dakota Constitution.)