Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students provides opportunities and experiences that support student learning and development. The core values of advocating for the needs of all students, helping community members navigate the University, encouraging student responsibility and leadership, and promoting a diverse and socially responsible learning community are reflected in the programs and services provided by the office.

The Leadership and Ethics Institute

The Leadership and Ethics Institute offers free leadership development opportunities for students including Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP), ProjectLEAD, Texas Leadership Summit, and Workshops on Demand. Students can request presentations on a variety of leadership topics for campus organizations and classes.   

Legal Services for Students

Legal Services for Students provides advice, representation, access to mediation, and other services to students with legal concerns. The area also offers seminars, workshops, and presentations to student groups and classes to educate students about legal issues before conflicts arise. A free notarization service is also available to all registered students during normal business hours.

Student Activities

Student Activities offers many services to student organizations, providing information, registration, space reservations, training through its workshops, one-on-one consultations, and event planning support. Student Activities manages HornsLink, through which students can find events and activities, connect with student organizations, explore opportunities based upon interests, build a leadership resume, and manage organization affairs.

Student Emergency Services

Through individualized consultation, Student Emergency Services provides assistance, intervention, and referrals to support students navigating challenging or unexpected issues that impact their well-being and academic success. Student Emergency Services provides support and resources through the following programs: Student Emergency Fund, UT Outpost (food pantry and career closet), staff members who are non-mandatory reporters for Title IX concerns, and Interpersonal Violence Peer Support. Student Emergency Services also provides oversight for the Behavioral Concerns Advice Line (BCAL), in partnership with the Counseling and Mental Health Center, Employee Assistance Program, and the UT Police Department. BCAL is a resource to report behavioral concerns of an individual affiliated with the University (i.e. student, faculty, staff, or visitors).

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Student Conduct and Academic Integrity investigates alleged violations of University regulations related to student behavior, assists faculty members in addressing academic integrity issues, and provides educational opportunities for student learning and development. 

Student Veteran Services

Student Veteran Services provides advising, support, and tailored programs for current student veterans, active duty military, veterans, and the dependents of veterans. Current University student veterans have access to free tutoring services, academic support, one-on-one mentoring, career counseling, on-site mental health counseling, health resources, programs for women veterans, veteran benefits counseling, and organizations that promote a vibrant student veteran community on campus.

Sorority and Fraternity Life

Sorority and Fraternity Life strives to shape a values-based sorority and fraternity experience contributing to a positive sisterhood, brotherhood, and siblinghood. As a liaison to the Interfraternity, Latino Pan-Hellenic, Multicultural Greek, National Pan-Hellenic, Texas Asian Pan-Hellenic, and University Panhellenic Councils, as well as affiliated organizations, Sorority and Fraternity Life provides dynamic educational and leadership development opportunities to foster a safe, responsible, and culturally conscious community. Additionally, staff within Sorority and Fraternity Life serve as a programmatic and development resources for risk management, safety, and hazing prevention education for all student organizations.   

The Research Institute

The Research Institute (DRI) supports the Office of the Dean of Students by conducting research, assessment, and program review to inform decision-making, change and improvement of programs and services, and enhance student development, retention and success.  

The Election Supervisory Board

The Election Supervisory Board (ESB) is tasked with conducting and overseeing all campus-wide student elections. The entities that defer to the ESB for election processes are: Graduate Student Assembly, Texas Student Media, University Co-op, University Unions, and Student Government. It is the exclusive prerogative of the ESB to hear complaints, conduct hearings, and release resolutions and advisory opinions regarding election activities. These and all other powers granted to the ESB fall strictly within the purview of the Common Code, which is adopted by each aforementioned entity, revised annually, and approved by the Office of the Dean of Students. For more information, visit UTexasVote.org.

Title IX Training and Investigations

Title IX Training and Investigations is responsible for investigating allegations of student misconduct involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, interpersonal violence (including domestic violence and dating violence) and stalking. The area also oversees the Informal Resolution Process and facilitates trainings related to the University’s Title IX investigation and accommodations processes.

Legislative Student Organizations

The Office of the Dean of Students advises and supports Student Government, Graduate Student Assembly, and Senate of College Councils.