Advocating for the Academic Experience on the 40 Acres
Every school at UT Austin has a college council, which works to improve the academic experience of its college. The College Councils provide programming that positively affects the academic environment, student-faculty interaction, and the university community. The Senate of College Councils is the coordinating body that brings together the 20 College Councils to represent UT Austin students in academic affairs and to provide student opinion on academic issues to the University's administration.
Chartered by the UT System Board of Regents in 1966, 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.