The Faculty Senate is an elected representative body that acts on behalf of all faculty on matters related to:

• university planning 
• governance 
• resource allocation. 

The Senate has primary control over curriculum and academic policies. It is an advocate for faculty views on all other University policies and practices. As a key partner in University governance, the Senate provides representatives to all relevant University committees, boards, and task forces. The Faculty Senate provides a forum for the Ohio University faculty to participate in discussion about their concerns.