The University Council is managed by the Office of the University Secretary. All questions or concerns may be directed to

The University Council of the University of Pennsylvania is a deliberative and broadly representative forum which exists to consider the activities of the University in all its phases, with particular attention to the educational objectives of the University and those matters that affect the common interests of faculty, staff and students. It may recommend general policies and otherwise advise the president, the provost, and other officers of the University. It is authorized to initiate policy proposals as well as to express its judgment on those submitted to it by the administrative officers of the University and its various academic divisions. It is also empowered to request information through appropriate channels from any member of the University administration.

Members of the University community are invited to attend Council meetings provided they register with the Office of the Secretary via or telephone, 898-7005.

If a member of the University community wishes to pose questions or to make proposals to Council, they may submit them in writing to the Chair of the Steering Committee.

2015-2016 University Council
Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

October 7, 2015
October 28, 2015
December 2, 2015
January 27, 2016
February 17, 2016
March 23, 2016
April 20, 2016