What We Do

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As the Senate of College Councils, our role extends beyond representation. 

We are here to advocate for, enrich, and facilitate the academic experience of every student.


Our Efforts

SCC 2023-2024 Membership Director Anish Pandya

Representation

We serve as the official voice of students in matters pertaining to academics. Each college council represents their school or college within the Senate, ensuring that all students, regardless of their field of study, have a seat at the table.

SCC 2023-2024 President Corinne Floyd

Leadership Development

Through our leadership positions and involvement opportunities, we provide students with the chance to hone their leadership skills, gain valuable experience, and make a real impact on our campus.

Programs & Events

We host a variety of programs and events designed to foster academic engagement, create community, and facilitate dialogue on critical academic issues.

Providing Resources

Our goal is to ensure that all students have access to the tools they need to thrive and feel safe on campus. Learn about resources from the Class Concern Form, scholarship opportunities, ethnic studies course database, and more.

Legislative Advocacy

Our members work closely with university administrators, faculty, and staff to propose, discuss, and implement policy changes that better serve our students' academic needs.

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Current Initiatives

From current legislation to innovative projects, we're actively shaping UT Austin students' academic experience.

Legislation

Delve into 'Our Legislation' to understand Senate's influence on university policy.

View Archives and Our Past Work

Unearth Senate's triumphs, advocacy, and legislation that have shaped UT Austin's academic experience.

Upcoming Events


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Thursday February 22, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thursday February 29, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thursday March 7, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Senate Platform

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Recruitment and Retention

The Recruitment and Retention Committee will focus on making the college application process, especially for UT, more approachable for all future students. Our mission is to direct resources toward low-income, non-traditional, and other underserved applicants.

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CTBAC: Student Tuition

The College Tuition & Budget Advisory Committee is a biennial survey that polls student opinion on tuition and the university budget. This year, our goals are to (1) develop college-specific questions alongside councils, and (2) present relevant findings to the Board of Regents, undergraduate studies advisory committee, the President and Provost, and the UT Systems Student Advisory Council.

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Academic Policy

The Academic Policy committee aims to be a voice of students in academic legislation. As a committee, we focus on providing open forums for students to directly express their concerns and collaborate with faculty and staff to ensure we are providing productive and impactful solutions.

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Faculty Affairs

The mission of the Faculty Affairs committee is to connect with faculty to foster productive communication and collaboration with students on campus to pursue progress on issues that impact the entire academic community.

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Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research committee aims to bridge the gap between university students and campus research resources. We will provide students, faculty, and staff— especially those historically overlooked in research— with appropriate space and resources to showcase their work and discover new passions.

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Engagement and Outreach

The Engagement and Outreach committee strives to support all internal committees and the college councils by promoting their events and establishing fellowship among all members. We hope to continue emphasizing engagement with others at the university through both in-person and virtual outreach.

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Fundraising

Our mission is to improve the financial wellbeing of the UT community. We strive to ease the burden of financial stress on students by raising money for Senate scholarships and help develop campus resources and programming regarding student financial wellness.

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Academic Enrichment

The Academic Enrichment Committee aims to connect students with opportunities to craft a better academic experience. This year, AE looks forward to continue to provide resources like the Study Abroad Scholarship and Interdisciplinary Studies Week, along with new initiatives in academic policy.

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Community Advocacy

Our mission as the Community Advocacy Committee is to ensure every student feels valued, respected, and supported on campus. We are committed to promoting accessibility in admissions and to campus resources.