The Cooper Union will be closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018 due to inclement weather. Classes are cancelled and offices are closed.


2018 Meetings

March 14
June 13
September 19
December 19



Representatives to the Board


Code of Ethics & Conduct

Conflict of Interest Policy

University Information Policy


Committee Membership (PDF)

Free Education Committee

Statements & Reports

Statement from Board and President on Plan to Return to Full-Tuition Scholarships March 15, 2018

Approval of Cooper Union Plan to Return to Full-Tuition Undergraduate Scholarships (PDF)

2018 Annual Report of the Financial Monitor (PDF)

Response to the FEC Progress Report March 7, 2017

2017 Annual Report of the Financial Monitor (PDF)

Bylaws as Adopted November 11, 2015 (PDF)

Resolutions Effecting the Consent Decree PDF)

Consent Decree and Related Documents


Board of Trustees Meetings & Minutes

Board Reports | September 2012 to September 2014

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.