University Council

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

Penn Quad roofline

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.

The monthly meetings of University Council are open to members of the University (a PennCard is required for entry). If you would like to attend please notify the Office of the University Secretary via

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

2023-2024 University Council
Meeting Schedule

Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
PennCard Required.

Wednesday, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

September 13, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 29, 2023
January 31, 2024
February 21, 2024
March 27, 2024
April 17, 2024

If an accommodation is needed, please contact the event organizer at least one week before the meeting at

Office of the University Secretary 
1 College Hall, Room 211
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303

Phone (215) 898-7005
Fax (215) 898-0103

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