Franklin & Marshall College operates under the overall jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees. Three linked but largely discrete branches of governance are centered in the administration, the faculty and the student body. The committees and other decision-making bodies in each branch are organized in different ways, according to their responsibilities and the source of their authority.
The administration reports to the President through Senior Management. Of the College’s many committees, only those including student members are mentioned below. A student must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the College in order to serve on a College committee. For more information, contact the Diplomatic Congress or the Office of the Dean of the College.