The Senate convenes five standing committees that include senators and other constituents from across the Institute:

The Senate is led by an Executive Committee of four officers (PresidentFinancial OfficerInformation Officer, and Outreach Officer) and a Steering Committee made up of the four officers, committee chairs, and other delegates elected by the Senate. A non-voting Parliamentarian assists the Senate and its committees on issues of shared governance and procedure.

The Senate also nominates faculty and chairs for