The Senate of College Councils
Since 1966, our mission has been to improve the academic culture of our campus, raise awareness of the academic strength of the university, and ensure that The University of Texas at Austin is and remains a “university of the first class”.
The Senate of College Councils is the coordinating body that brings the college councils together to represent all UT students in matters related to their academic experiences, and to provide the opinions and sentiments of the college councils on academic issues to the university administration. Senate's mission is to strengthen and improve the academic culture of the university, create awareness and pride in the academic strength of the university, and ensure that The University of Texas at Austin is and remains a "university of the first class”.
As the Senate of College Councils, we advocate for all UT students by passing legislation on academic matters. We foster student-faculty relationships through events including town halls, roundtable discussions, and coffee chats with professors, and also support student success by offering scholarships and research conferences, among other resources.
Structure and Opportunities
The internal coordinating body of the Senate of College Councils is made up of the executive board, leadership team, and special committees that research and draft legislation, host events, and lead various other initiatives.
Our legislative assembly is composed of the president, senate representative, and financial director from each of the college councils. This body processes and votes on bills and resolutions to act on behalf of the students within their respective college. Any UT student can participate in the legislative process by writing or speaking on Senate legislation.
Additionally, members of the Senate of College Councils serve on various university committees. These include the President's Student Advisory Committee, UT Flag Committees, Student Endowed Centennial Lectureship Committee, and many more!