The Institutional Statute of the University of Johannesburg determines that the membership of the Convocation consists of:
- Diplomates and graduates of accredited subsidised qualifications of the University of Johannesburg, the former Rand Afrikaans University and the former Technikon Witwatersrand;
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and Registrar of the University;
- Permanent academic employees of the University; and
- Retired permanent academic employees of the University.