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University Governance 

Several groups of decision-makers exist at Colgate and interact to produce university policies. These groups include the Board of Trustees; the president and the president’s staff, the dean of the faculty and the dean’s advisory council; the dean of the college; the faculty; the Academic Affairs Board; the Student Affairs Board; the academic departments; and the student senate, which has primary responsibility for allocating to various student organizations monies raised by the student activities fee. These several groups of trustees, administrators, faculty, and students interact in the elective process of campus governance referred to as the Colgate Governance System.