University Risk and Compliance Services

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Our Mission

Enhancing a Commitment to Integrity:  University Risk and Compliance Services (URCS) is responsible for the strategic design and implementation of the Compliance & Ethics Program (CEP), providing education and training for faculty/staff to help develop strategies to avoid compliance and ethics failures.

URCS is here to assist you in conducting business in a culture of integrity, fairness and mutual respect.

Guidance on Senate Bill 17

Senate Bill 17, “Responsibility of Governing Boards Regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives,” was signed into law by the Texas Governor and goes into effect January 1, 2024. The University of Texas System has developed policy and working guidance to assist institutions with implementing the bill’s requirements. 

UT remains committed to supporting all members of the Longhorn community in all of their endeavors.

Compliance and Ethics Guide

Given the increasing complexity of the university’s environment determining the “right thing,” is not always easy. To choose the right action in a given situation we need to have an understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies which apply to us as members of the university community. UT's Compliance and Ethics Guide provides a brief overview of the significant topics of importance for assuring that we operate in a legally compliant and ethical environment.

TikTok and State Issued Computers

It is the policy of the State of Texas and The University of Texas at Austin that TikTok may not be loaded on state issued computers or other devices.

A Commitment to Ethics

Our office uses a variety of methods to engage the UT community in conversations about ethics. We want to encourage people to consider ethics in everything we do, build an understanding of holding ourselves accountable, and discuss ethical issues in a meaningful way.

Protected Expression on Campus

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to protecting the expressive rights of persons guaranteed by the constitutions of the United States and of this State by affirming the freedoms of speech, expression, and assembly are fundamental rights of all persons; recognizing these freedoms are central to the mission of the University; and ensuring that all persons may assemble peaceably on its campus for expressive activities, including to listen to or observe the expressive activities of others.

Report Illegal and Unethical Behavior

We believe every person at every level within our organization has an obligation to perform his or her duties with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. If you suspect someone is behaving illegally or unethically, please speak up and report your concerns.


Clery Act

This office handles the collection of crime statistics and fire statistics for the university and publishes the Annual Security Report in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act. We work hand-in-hand with UTPD and other offices on campus to make sure we give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.

Department of Investigation and Adjudication

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to advancing a fair, just, and supportive campus culture. The Department of Investigation and Adjudication (DIA) investigates allegations of discrimination, harassment, and other prohibited conduct.

Information Security Office

The mission of the Information Security Office (ISO), as required by state law, is to assure the security of the university's Information Technology resources and the existence of a safe computing environment in which the university community can teach, learn, and conduct research.

Institutional Accessibility and Accommodation

Institutional Accessibility and Accommodation (IAA) has oversight authority for all concerns that fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Electronic Information Resources. They facilitate the interactive process with employees who are seeking workplace accommodations.

Title IX

The Title IX Office supports the University’s commitment to maintain an environment free from sex and gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence (including domestic violence and dating violence), and stalking.

Youth Protection Program

The Youth Protection Program (YPP) is committed to ensuring the safety of minors participating in camps or programs on university premises or participating in those programs sponsored or supported by the university.