The Athabasca University Graduate Students' Association is governed by a number of documents; primary among them are the Bylaws of the Association.
The bylaws govern the internal organization of the AUGSA and elaborate on the roles of Executive and Council members. The power to amend the bylaws rests with the AUGSA Council, and requires a 2/3 majority vote of the members in attendance at a meeting called for the purpose of considering a bylaw change.
The AUGSA's elections are governed by the Elections Policy and the Code of Conduct Policy. These documents govern the AUGSA election procedures and ensure that elections are run openly and fairly.