Governance Documents

The best guide for any prospective or current Student Council member on what a position entails is the Student Council Handbook, an initiative started in 2012 where individual representatives document their roles and responsibilities. It serves as our internal “institutional memory” for what past years’ reps have done and what new reps will be expected to contribute. We internally edit this document on Google Drive—contact the steering committee at if you wish to be granted access to make updates on your position.

Detailed governing documents for Student Council are presented here as follows. We have last updated the Constitution in February 2017 with the passage of Amendment 1, and last updated the Bylaws in June 2018 by Graduate student vote.

  • Student Council Constitution – this document summarizes our purpose and governance procedures, and the methods for updating the procedures.
  • Student-Council-Bylaws – this document specifies specific officer and subcommittee positions and election/financial protocols that are referred to in the Constitution as being detailed in the Bylaws. The Bylaws are updated separately from the Constitution.

Comprehensive Survey Results

View the results of the 2017-2018 Comprehensive Survey are here.