The UVI Senate plays a pivotal role in the institution's decision-making process. The UVI Senate shall provide broad based advice to the President and Cabinet on a broad range of issues including budgets, educational programs and standards, personnel policies, University community issues, strategic plans, facilities management and operation, and policies respecting faculty, staff and student as appropriate. The broad charge brings virtually all campus policy matters within the purview of the UVI Senate except those areas of responsibility delineated by the bylaws of the respective stakeholder group. Advisory to the President, the UVI Senate may pass recommendations on a wide range of issues. The faculty association, staff council, and student government association are advocates for their respective constituencies.