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.
Yasemin Afacan, Necmi Akşit, Tijen Akşit, Orhan Arıkan, Alipaşa Ayas, Kürşat Aydoğan (Acting Rector), Orhan Aytür (Vice Rector), Emre Berk, Pınar Bilgin, Ece Göztepe Çelebi, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Atilla Erçelebi, Erdal Erel (Vice Rector), Refet Gürkaynak, Ülkü Gürler, H. Altay Güvenir, Ezhan Karaşan (Vice Rector), Mustafa Nakeeb, Stein H. Olsen, Erdal Onar, Tayfun Özçelik, Özgür Ulusoy, Tolga Yayalar