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.

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Trustee Committees

The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for providing direction on Strategic Plan activities that involve academic initiatives to strengthen the liberal arts experience at the College.  2...

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College Standing Committees

 The Budget Priorities Committee (BPC) studies the resources of the College in consultation with the President and advises the President concerning the allocation of resources among competing needs...

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Faculty Council Committees

 Faculty Council, the faculty’s elected legislative body that sets the agenda for faculty meetings and conducts the faculty’s business either directly or through appointed committees, appoints...

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Presidential Committee

The President currently appoints one committee with student representation: The Public Safety Advisory Committee is charged with overseeing continuing efforts to improve the safety of our campus...

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Committees Appointed by the Provost

The Provost and Dean of the Faculty, in collaboration with Faculty Council, appoints the following committees with student representation: The Campus Advisory on Workplace Safety functions as a...

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