Academic Catalog

Article I: Membership and Structure

Sec. 1.1 ORGANIZATION TITLE. This organization of students shall be known as The University of Texas at Austin Student Government. 

Sec. 1.2 MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE. All students enrolled at the University, as recorded by the Office of the Registrar, are members of and shall be eligible to participate in Student Government, unless otherwise specified in this Constitution.

Sec. 1.3 GOOD STANDING REQUIRED TO CAMPAIGN AND HOLD ELECTED OFFICE. All students not on scholastic or disciplinary probation, as so recorded by the Office of the Registrar, shall be eligible to campaign for and hold elective office within Student Government.

Sec. 1.4 REQUIRED PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL GRADE POINT AVERAGE. The President and Vice President must have an overall grade point average above 2.5.

Sec 1.5 FULL-TIME STATUS REQUIRED TO CAMPAIGN. A student must be registered as a full- time student, as so defined by the Office of the Registrar, in order to file for and campaign for elective office within Student Government, unless the student is a current officeholder who is granted exception by this Constitution.

Sec. 1.6 FULL-TIME STATUS REQUIRED TO HOLD ELECTED OFFICE. In order to hold an elective office within Student Government, each student must maintain his or her full-time status, unless the officeholder is a graduating student who need only take the courses necessary for graduation, or unless exception is granted in this Constitution.

Sec. 1.7 SEPARATE BUT EQUAL BRANCHES OF STUDENT GOVERNMENT. The governing structure of The University of Texas at Austin Student Government shall consist of the following three separate but equal branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch, and judicial branch.