Representatives, Liaisons and Lay Observers

The Senate provides community representation to a variety of committees, boards, and working groups on campus. We also support Faculties and their admissions processes through Faculty Liaisons and Lay Admissions Committee Observers.

If your University committee, board, and/or working group is looking for a Senator to fill a community representative role, please contact our office.

Senate Faculty Liaisons

Faculty Liaisons act as bridges to individual Faculties to provide support and report back to Senate, through the Campus Inquiries and Initiatives Committee, on issues arising for the Faculty. They may play a key role in sharing community perspectives, connections, and opportunities with Faculties - while also sharing Faculty key messages with external communities and Senate.


  • Explore the Faculty website to become informed on key programs and initiatives/contact Senate Faculty Liaison partner(s).
  • Offer to meet with Dean or designate to learn more about opportunities to share with community connections or Senate.
  • Participate when invited to Faculty events and meetings.
  • Encourage and support Faculty engagement in Honorary Degree nominations, U School, community conversations, and the Chancellor's Cup.
  • Complete a brief electronic survey about contacts and conversations through the year.

Senate Lay Admissions Committee Observers

Since 1978, at the request of the General Faculties Council, the Senate has assigned one of its lay members to each Faculty or Department with a quota program in order to observe the admissions process.

Senate Strategic Plan