The University Council, in accordance with Board of Trustees Policies, has the power to:
1.1 Participate in the selection of faculty committees.
1.2Advise the president on the appointment of administrative officers, including the selection of a president.
1.3Participate and advise the president and the vice presidents in preparing and administering the annual budget, setting goals and priorities for the utilization of resources, and providing periodic evaluation of progress in achieving goals and priorities.
1.4Participate and advise the president in determining basic policies with respect to campus planning and building construction and utilization.
1.5Aid in developing basic policies for the university.
1.6Establish such standing and temporary committees as may be necessary for the discharge of its responsibilities; to define the membership, jurisdiction, and authority of such committees; to resolve disputes among committees thus established; and to act on the reports submitted by such committees.
1.7Advise the president, and the vice presidents, on policies affecting the quality of student life on campus.
Proposed amendments to the NIU Constitution approved by University Council on 04/29/20, approved by faculty referendum on 05/10/20, and approved by the Board of Trustees on 06/18/20