Loyola University Chicago

University Senate

How to Get Involved with the Senate

The University Senate invites all members of the university community to contribute to, and participate in, shared governance at Loyola University Chicago. There are a number of ways to get involved with the Senate:

  1. Raise an Item for the Senate Agenda 
    • The Agenda of University Senate meetings is set by the Senate Chair in consultation with the Senate Executive Committee.
    • Any member of the university community may propose a topic or issue for discussion. 
      • Please forward suggestions for Senate Agenda items to the Senate Secretary Ariana Lewis (alewis7@luc.edu) and the Senate Chair Professor Zelda Harris (zharris@luc.edu).
  2. Attend a University Senate Meeting 
    • All University Senate meetings are open to the entire university community.
    • As time permits, the Chair will allow a public comment period on each Senate agenda item.
  3. Contact your Senate Representative
    • Senators are charged both with general stewardship of the university, and with representing the particular constituencies that elected them. 
    • Please feel free to reach out to your Senator with questions and concerns.