Governance

State Conventions +
Federation Council +

Executive Board +
Grievance Commission

The Texas College Democrats are governed by four distinct entities, each with their own powers and responsibilities as prescribed by the Bylaws.

State Conventions. Every year in the Spring, college Democrats from across the Great State of Texas gather for the State Convention, the highest governing authority of our Federation. Chapters send delegates to the State Convention to elect new officers, among other things. 

Federation Council. The Council of the Federation ("the Council" for short) is the highest governing authority of our Federation between State Conventions. Each chartered chapter is represented by its president and each identity caucus by its chair. The Council is presided over by the President, assisted by the President Pro Tempore and Secretary.

Executive Board. The Executive Board ("the Board" for short) has general supervision over the Federation and is composed of all Elected Officers. The Board is presided over by the President.

Grievance Commission. A Grievance Commission is an independent investigative body used to resolve internal disputes that may arise among members of the Federation. Grievance Commissions are composed of officers of chartered chapters and impaneled when grievances are filed.

Past Presidents

2021-2022

J.J. Martinez of The University of Texas at El Paso

2020-2021

Joe Cascino of The University of Texas at Austin

2020

Gabrielle Harris of Stephen F. Austin State University

2019

Catherine Wicker of Texas State University

2018-2019

Breton Hawkins of The University of Texas at Austin