Article (16) of SQU Charter stipulates the composition of the Academic Council as follow:
- The Vice-Chancellor- Chairman.
- The Deputy Vice Chancellors - Members.
- The Deans - Members .
- Four Academic Staff appointed by the Vice-Chancellor alternately for a period of one year, and renewable once - Members.
In addition, the council may consult experts in fields related to the university objectives. The Council has the authority to set up permanent or ad hoc committees and entrust them to carry out specific studies on issues related to its duties and submit recommendations to the Council.