A chartered organization may fit one of several categories of College activity: social, social-action, service, fraternal, scholastic honorary, or special interest. A charter is an agreement between Austin College and a campus organization. The college agrees to grant approval for the organization to operate within the College’s framework and to grant it certain benefits. The organization states the purpose for its existence in its application for charter and agrees to act within this purpose. Chartering implies that the organization will remain active for a period of time.
The Student Assembly is the representative body of the students of Austin College. Student Assembly is the chief student governmental organization that actively advocates for students in campus issues and genuinely seeks to affect positive change by encouraging communication and involvement.