The committee has two areas of jurisdiction, academics and university governance. Academics includes issues such as curricula, textbooks, calendars, faculty, and academic freedom. University governance includes issues related to the Board of Governors and the Boards of Trustees.
The committee is responsible for topics related to affordability, such as tuition, fees, and financial aid, as well as for topics related to access, such as admissions, enrollment, and housing.
The committee is responsible for media relations, issue awareness, outreach, and web presence.
The committee is responsible for approving the recurring and non-recurring budgets of the Association, bills appropriating funds, the allocation of grant funds, and bills concerning financial procedures.
The committee is responsible for issues involving campus safety, sustainability efforts, and service.
The committee is composed of the student body presidents and is responsible for direction and strategy.
The committee is responsible for planning and implementing the Association's legislative and government relations agenda at the local, state, and federal level.
The committee has jurisdiction over any bills that would amend the Constitution or Statutes of the Association, except in cases where such legislation is reserved for another committee.