The Statutes of the University of Girona establish that the UdG is an institution of public law with its own legal status, with full public and private capacity to act and with its own assets for the deployment of its purposes and functions, and, in accordance with article 27.10 of the Constitution, enjoys autonomy.
In accordance with the Statutes of the University of Girona, governance is exercised both by collegiate and unipersonal bodies of a general nature and by collegiate and unipersonal bodies from a particular area. They are as follows::
- Collegiate bodies of a general nature: the Senate, the Board of Trustees, the Governing Council and the advisory bodies (Executive Council, Advisory Board, Faculty Board of Deans and Heads of Schools, departmental board of directors, board of directors of university research institutes and the Quality Commission).
- General unipersonal bodies: Rector, Vice-Rector, General Secretary, General Manager, deputy general manager and University Ombudsperson.
- Collegiate bodies covering a specific area: faculty or school board, governing commission and academic council of a faculty or school, department council and institute council.
- Unipersonal bodies covering a specific area: dean or vice-dean, secretary and curriculum coordinator of a faculty, director, assistant manager, secretary and School curriculum coordinator, director and secretary of a department, director or secretary of an institute.