UT Student Government
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.
The Student Government Executive Board oversees the internal processes and productivity of the organization in order to help ensure that Student Government is functioning at its best. The Executive Board also works to accomplish platform initiatives determined by the Executive Alliance.
The Student Government Assembly is the legislative voting body of the organization. The Assembly authors and passes legislation. The Assembly also works in concentrated committees to address certain policy areas pertaining to the student body and the organization, including Ethics and Oversight, Financial Affairs, Governmental Affairs, Legislative Policy, Rules and Regulations, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs.
Student Government houses over 20 agencies, all of which focus on one specific area. Each functions as a miniature student organization and puts on events, fundraisers, and resource fairs for focus areas such as from diversity, disabilities and inclusion, voter registration, government relations, and women’s resources.
The Student Government Supreme Court gives opinions on campus-wide election related matters and on Student Government bylaws. The Supreme Court is able to nullify Student Government proceedings insofar as they violate the Student Government Constitution.