The University of Louisville Faculty Senate is responsible for eliciting and expressing the opinions, suggestions, and recommendations of the faculty on all matters of concern to the faculty as a whole.
The Staff Senate is the official governance group representing all staff of the University, and is responsible for eliciting and expressing opinions, suggestions, and recommendations of the staff in all matters of concern to the staff as a whole.
The COSW actually came into existence after a Task Force Committee was assembled in 1993 to evaluate the status of women at the University. They serve as the President’s chief policy advisory group for faculty and staff gender equity.
The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality serves as the President's Chief Policy Advisor on issues of diversity.