The Senate of Western University is one of the two main governing bodies of the University, the other body being the Board of Governors. The Senate is responsible for academic policy of the University, and consists of member from Administration, all Faculties and Schools, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, representatives of Affiliated Colleges and observers.The Western Student Senators (WSS) is the united front of the elected 14 undergraduate and 4 graduate Student Senators and hired 8 Volunteer Directors advocating for academic and campus issues at the University’s Senate. Collectively, we represent the 35,000+ students in an effort to ensure that everyone at Western University receives Canada’s best student experience. In recent years, Student Senators have contributed to impactful changes including but not limited to amendments in academic policy, creation of Fall Reading Week, and creation of mental health and work assessment policy.
Western’s Board of Governors
Board of Governors is the highest governing administrative body of the University, and manages all administrative and academic matters. They are elected to represent the undergraduate students at Western but not the University Students’ Council. The Board of Governors establish policies and constitutions, and work in accordance with the student code of conduct. Each year, a student-at-large is elected to sit as a voting member.