Excerpt from the 2006-2007 General Information Catalog
Official Extracurricular Student Activities
The Intercollegiate Athletics Councils. The Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men and the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women provide advice on relevant issues to the respective departments, the vice president, and the president. Each council is composed of (a) two students, appointed by the chief administrative officer of the University to one-year terms which begin at the start of the fall semester, as follows: one student to serve a one-year term as student member-elect and one student to serve a one-year term as student member. The student member-elect shall in all cases succeed the student member by automatic appointment of the president, unless the council advises the president that the student member-elect has failed to attend at least half of the council meetings; (b) one former student appointed by the Texas Exes to a one-year term which begins at the start of the fall semester; (c) two persons appointed by the Board of Regents to four-year staggered terms with appointments beginning at the start of the fall semester in the appropriate even-numbered year; (d) one voting member of the General Faculty who does not hold a senior administrative position, appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the chief administrative officer as a member and chair of the council; (e) four members of the General Faculty appointed by the chief administrative officer of the University to four-year staggered terms, with one such faculty member appointed each year and with the term beginning at the start of the appropriate fall semester. Each council member serves until his or her successor is appointed, and each member may be reappointed to one or more additional terms.
The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, an amendment to the 1994 Improving America's Schools Act, requires certain coeducational institutions of higher education to prepare annually and make available a report on participation rates, financial support, and other information on men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs. These EADA reports are published online by the Office of the Vice President for Institutional Relations and Legal Affairs.