The ASUC’s 20-person elected Senate class serves as both the Board of Directors for the association, as well as a representative body which makes decisions on behalf of the 35,000+ students on the Berkeley campus. The Senate makes all final decisions for the association, managing governing documents, passing resolutions, and forming policy which shapes how the ASUC interacts with campus and students.
There are three Senate standing committees which are public and accessible for all students to attend. The standing committee on Finance passes weekly budget resolutions distributing senate contingency money to student organizations who request funding. The standing committee on External & University Affairs passes resolutions related to external issues as well as University administration. The standing committee on Governance & Internal Affairs reviews bylaws and internal procedures to ensure streamlined internal operations.