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 Liberal Arts

McCombs School of Business

Cockrell School of Engineering

Travel Management Services

University Health Services

UT Police Department

Campus Safety

Office of Sponsored Projects

Education Abroad Faculty Program Director

Education Abroad Program Coordinator

Education Abroad Graduate Coordinator

Education Abroad Academic Advisor

Senate of College Councils

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: