The 2016-17 Rutgers University Senate is currently made up of 198 members representing 5 constituencies within 39 schools, including: 104 faculty, 46 students, 16 staff, 44 administrators and 6 alumni.
Attendance at all full Senate and committee meetings is the primary responsibility of each senator, and is essential to the successful operation of the Senate. All who accept election to the Senate are expected to arrange a schedule that does not conflict with Senate meetings. If senators cannot attend, they can be excused by calling or writing the executive secretary and providing a valid reason such as professional commitments, illness, etc. When a senator has been absent without a valid reason for more than two Senate meetings, the unit or constituency of that representative shall be notified in writing by the Senate executive secretary so that the unit or constituency may consider recalling and replacing the senator.