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College Senate


Elections are held in the spring semester. Terms of office begin and end with the last meeting in May.

President of the College Senate:
serves a three-year commitment (President-elect, President and Past President)

Of the six Senator-at-Large positions, one is a part-time teaching or non-teaching professional. Each serves a two-year commitment, with three elected every year. The next part-timer elections will take place.

University Senator/ Alternate University Senator:
The two University Senators serve three-year commitments to represent the College state-wide and are elected at the end of the terms. See the University Senate page.

University Senate Website –

Faculty Bylaws:Bylaws Revisions occur every three years. A Bylaws ad hoc committee is formed in the spring of the last academic year the Bylaws is in affect. The current Faculty Bylaws (2013-2016) were ratified by the College at Brockport voting faculty on April 14, 2013.
The next series of revisions will take place when the Bylaws committee reconvenes in September of 2016. Contact information will be provided on this page at that time. Any questions or concerns regarding the Bylaws should be directed to the Senate President or the parliamentarian.

Unit Elections

College Senator and Alternate:
The Unit/Departmental Senator and Alternate represent each SUNY Brockport unit or department and serve two-year commitments with a term limit of three consecutive terms. Units of representation to elect senators and alternates are announced at the first Senate meeting each spring semester by the Senate President-elect. Individual units elect their own representatives. Call for elections to department chairs comes from the Senate President-elect in March. Half of the College Senate is elected each year.


The Recording Secretary of the College Senate serves a one-year term and is elected at the last Senate meeting for the next year's term. This can be a non-senator with non-voting privileges.

The Parliamentarian serves a one-year term and is appointed by the new President at the last Senate meeting for the next year's term. This is a non-voting position held by a non-senator.

Standing Committee Designations for Senators for one year term. Each senator submits a list of three preferences to the Senate President-elect. Final appointments are determined by the Senate Executive Committee.

Standing Committee Chair Designations for one year term and are appointed by the Senate President and President-elect.