The Student Congress at UNC Chapel Hill is comprised of four standing committees: Ethics, Finance, Rules & Judiciary, and Oversight & Advocacy. The general responsibilities of these committees are to conduct hearings, prepare reports, and initiate such legislation as they deem necessary on matters which fall within their respective areas of competence. Committees consider all bills referred to the committee at the meeting following their referral;  such bills are reported back to the Full Congress appropriately, with or without amendments.