The Rector heads the University Senate. Its members are the Vice Rectors, deans, school directors and one representative from each faculty and institute. 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.
Rector: Abdullah Atalar
Vice Rectors: Adnan Akay, Kürşat Aydoğan, Orhan Aytür
Yasemin Afacan, Necmi Akşit, Tijen Akşit, Ayhan Altıntaş, Alipaşa Ayas, Emre Berk, Pınar Bilgin, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Halime Demirkan, Atilla Erçelebi, Ülkü Gürler, Tanju İnal, Ezhan Karaşan, Mefharet Kocatepe, Zeki Kuruoğlu, Mustafa Nakeeb, Erdal Onar, Tayfun Özçelik, Kamer Rodoplu, Özgür Ulusoy, Turgut Tan, Tolga Yayalar, Erinç Yeldan