The Rector heads the University Senate. Its members are the Vice Rectors, deans, school directors and one representative from each faculty and institute, and the president of the student council. It is the decision-making body for academic matters. The Senate also makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on issues presented to it by the Board, including the granting of honorary academic degrees.
Yasemin Afacan, Necmi Akşit, Tijen Akşit, M. Selim Aktürk, Orhan Arıkan, Alipaşa Ayas, Kürşat Aydoğan (Rektör), Orhan Aytür (Rektör Yardımcısı), Hüseyin Boyacı, Ece Göztepe Çelebi, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Erdal Erel (Rektör Yardımcısı), Oğuz Gülseren, Lale Tomruk Gümüşlüoğlu, Refet S. Gürkaynak, H. Altay Güvenir, Ezhan Karaşan (Rektör Yardımcısı), Ayşe Keens, Çağlar Manavgat, Tayfun Özçelik, Dominique Selin Tezgör, Simon D. Vigley, Tolga Yayalar, Bahar Yetiş