International Critical Incident Response Team

The International Critical Incident Response Team (I-CIRT) is a specially selected group responsible for responding to an international emergency or crisis situation.

This includes emergency response responsibilities, such as providing services to UT travelers abroad in times of crisis. In urgent situations, it can also include making recommendations to suspend programs and/or mandate the evacuation of UT travelers to a safe haven.

The I-CIRT is chaired by the Director of Global Risk & Safety and meets in April and September each year, or as needed, to discuss and develop crisis management protocols and to address any outstanding crisis management concerns.

The I-CIRT defines a crisis an international critical incident as “an occurrence or event that can affect the health, safety, or well-being of employees and/or students abroad and potentially others of the campus community. The impact of the incident may be physical and/or psychological, and jeopardize the health, safety and security of those involved. Such incidents may be actual events, or situations that have the potential to adversely impact the campus community.” If an incident is limited in scope and severity, Texas Global or Dean of Students staff typically respond without involving the I-CIRT.

I-CIRT Members

  • Texas Global
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Graduate School
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Travel Management Services
  • Counseling and Mental Health Center
  • University Health Services
  • Human Resources
  • Campus Safety
  • Financial and Administrative Services
  • Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid
  • Office of the Registrar