International Oversight Committee

The International Oversight Committee (IOC), appointed by the President, has been established to develop guidelines and formulate policies to maintain the health and safety of University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff who study or conduct research and/or business internationally.

The IOC is comprised of representatives from across the university appointed by the President, including academic leaders, faculty members, and specialists. In consultation with the Global Risk & Safety team in Texas Global, partners across campus, and experts in the field of international risk and safety, the IOC assesses levels of risk in countries or regions with significant health or safety concerns.

The IOC is dedicated to preserving academic freedom and the University's robust research agenda, while protecting the safety of the University's students, faculty, and staff.

IOC Members

  • Texas Global
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Office of Graduate Studies
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • McCombs School of Business
  • Moody College of Communications
  • Travel Management Services
  • University Health Services
  • Campus Safety
  • Enrollment Management and Student Success
  • Counseling and Mental Health Center
  • Financial and Administrative Services

IOC Memorandums

2013 Travel Policy changes (11/8/2012)

IOC Requirement for Faculty/Staff to Attend Health & Safety Training Annually (9/29/2014)

IOC Health Clearance Recommendation for Education Abroad Programs (9/29/2014)

IOC Travel Authorization and Clearance Requirements for International Programs (11/16/2016)

View the University of Texas at Austin's Travel Policy to Restricted Regions


Please direct all questions or concerns regarding the International Oversight Committee or the UT Travel Policy to Restricted Regions to