About Global Risk & Safety

The well-being of UT students, faculty, and staff is the primary concern of the Global Risk & Safety unit in Texas Global.

In support of the mission and core values of the University of Texas at Austin, we monitor worldwide travel conditions and compile and disseminate safety resources to assist students, faculty, and staff on official university travel.

We also lead UT’s International Oversight Committee (IOC) and work in partnership with Education Abroad, Travel Management Services, and other units across campus to provide guidance related to matters of international health, safety, and security, so that research and study abroad continue to enrich the lives and careers of our students, faculty, and staff.


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International Oversight Committee

The International Oversight Committee (Texas GlobalC) is charged with administering the UT Travel Policy to Restricted Regions to protect the well-being of students, faculty and staff traveling abroad on UT-related activities.

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International Crisis Advisory Team

The International Crisis Advisory Team (ICAT) is a specially selected group responsible for assisting the Vice Provost for International Programs during an international emergency or crisis situation.

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Workshops and Events

Global Risk & Safety hosts a number of workshops and events throughout the year, including required workshops for study abroad faculty leaders as well as conferences for international travel and security professionals.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at grs@austin.utexas.edu for additional information.

For emergencies involving UT students, faculty, or staff, please contact International SOS at (215) 942-8478 or the UT Police Department 24/7 at (512) 471-4441. All calls will be immediately routed to the appropriate Texas Global or Travel Management crisis manager.