The Providence Senate has primary institutional responsibility for curricular, co-curricular and program matters. Its role is policy formation with regard to curriculum, programs, educational assessment, accreditation and academic vitality. It maintains a set of bylaws by which it operates and has authority to appoint ad hoc committees and to delegate authority as required.
Senate personnel will include the Providence President, Provost (chair), Dean of Providence University College, Dean of Providence Theological Seminary, Director of Student Development, Director of Athletics, professors equally representing the various faculties (including the Registrar and Library Director), and one student from each of Providence University College and Providence Theological Seminary.
All personnel have a Senate vote, with the exception of the Provost (chair).