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SUNY'S Buffalo State College is committed to shared governance via the College Senate. The Senate is a formal partnership between the administration and the constituencies of faculty, professional staff, support staff, and students.  The Senate conducts business as defined by its By-Laws.

Robert's Rules

Senate meetings are conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order. The parliamentarian to the Senate is appointed by the Chair. Both the Parliamentarian and the Chair of the By-laws and Elections Committee should have copies of the same edition of Robert's Rules. The College Senate currently refers to the online version of the Fourth Edition of Robert's Rules of Order Revised.

SUNY Campus Shared Governance Senates

SUNY wide comprehensive colleges have faculty, staff and student governance organizations or senates.  The following linklist will direct you to the campus' shared governance information. Please contact the college or university directly for further shared governance information related to that campus. Some campuses allow only local login access.

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Buffalo State College Senate

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Cleveland Hall 211 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5139   collegesenate@buffalostate.edu