The University Faculty Senate is made of representatives from every school, department, and learning resource at Eastern. The Senate meetings occur on the first and third Wednesday of each month of the academic year.
As the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors, EMU-AAUP is the bargaining unit of all faculty at EMU. The faculty union advises members on the tenure and promotion process and ensures terms of the faculty contract are met.
Representing full-time lecturers, part-time lecturers, and library staff, EMU-FT local 9102 is Eastern's branch of the American Federation of Teachers.