about

Student Government (SG) was established in 1902 to serve as the official voice of the student body at The University of Texas at Austin. All students-including undergraduate and graduate students-are members of Student Government. SG represents the student body to the administration of the University, to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, to the City of Austin, to the Texas Legislature and to the US Congress.

Our mission is to earnestly represent the interests of students, to preserve and protect the traditions and legends of the University, and to support students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors.

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let's get started...

The “average student” doesn’t exist. Every Longhorn has unique problems, and we want to help with as many of them as possible. We're Colton Becker and Mehraz Rahman, your Student Body President and Vice President. We want to get started on tangible, feasible, reasonable improvements on issues that affect any and every student.

Let’s stop letting student involvement end when Student Government takes over a project. Your voice matters. Let’s commit to changing rape culture, one seminar at a time. Let’s make it easier to respond when an emergency happens, whether it’s medical, personal, or a bias incident. Let’s prioritize our mental and physical health instead of competing over who gets the least sleep. We are committed and want to focus on the real problems that Longhorns face, and there’s no better time to do that than now. Let’s Get Started!


student empowerment

1) Expanding Legal Aid for Undocumented Students

2) UT Rebuild


Interpersonal Violence Prevention

1) Implementing Consent Education

2) Shoring up SURE Walk

3) Consolidating Student Emergency Resources


Diversity, inclusion, & Campus climate

1) Incorporating Inclusivity Training for Registered Student Organizations

2) Creating More Reflection Spaces on Campus

3) Supporting Longhorn EMS to Become a First-Responder Organization

4) Establishing an LGBTQIA+ Support Fund

5) Installing a Back Door in the MEC


Health & Wellness

1) Supporting the Creation of a Northwest Campus Gym

2) Improving Mental Health Policies and Practices

3) Advocating for Healthier Food Options on Campus


Student life

1) Extending Thanksgiving Break

2) Increasing On-Campus Study Spaces

3) Developing a Student Financial Aid “Bill of Rights”

4) Including Transfer Students in the Longhorn Legislative Aide Program