Central administrative bodies
The University Council, the Board of Governors, the Academic Council, and the Executive Committee are the central governing bodies. They are assisted by supporting councils.
Social consultative bodies
The Works Council, the Committee for Prevention and Protection at Work, and Syndicated Negotiations. At VUB, staff are represented by the trade unions ABVV, VSOA/ACLVB and LBC-NVK.ACV.
The students are represented by the Student Council and the Stuvoraad and help determine VUB's policy. The student council members sit on central governing bodies, the Studu Council monitors policy on student facilities.