The university senate is the highest representative government body of the university community. Article 58 of the University of Girona statutes grants it the following powers:
a) Drawing up and amending the University statutes.
b) Calling for special elections for rector, in accordance with the procedure established in the following article.
c) Approving the rector’s annual report, which must include a summary of the teaching and research activity and of general budgetary lines, of multiannual programming and of the financial report.
d) Adopting the University’s general plan of action, especially in the areas of teaching, research and administration.
e) Supervising the management of University government offices and bodies.
f) Creating appropriate committees and selecting their members.
g) Drawing up its own regulations.
h) Debating those matters that affect the university community and adopting a firm position on them. To this end, it could request any reports it considers opportune from University academic or institutional bodies.
i) All other powers attributed to it by these statutes.