The purpose of the BSOS Plan of Organization is to provide a framework within which the College may fulfill its mission with due regard to the shared rights, responsibilities and participation of the entire College community.

The Plan emphasizes the importance of the principles of shared governance. It seeks, within the constraints imposed by the administrative structure of the University and University policies, to provide faculty members, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students with an active and important role in all decisions that affect their responsibilities and rights.