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.

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

The ICAT is chaired by the Vice Provost and meets monthly, or as needed, to discuss and develop crisis management protocols, as well as address any outstanding crisis management concerns.

The ICAT defines a crisis as “any event that harms or jeopardizes the health, safety, or security of UT Austin students, faculty, or staff in a foreign country, necessitating immediate involvement and/or action by the university.” If an incident is limited in scope and severity, the International Office or Dean of Students staff typically respond without involving the ICAT.

ICAT Members

Director, Global Risk and Safety (Chair)

Director, Study Abroad 

Director, Travel Management Services

Representative, External Relations

Representative, Office of Dean of Students

Representative, University Health Services

Representative, College of Liberal Arts

Representative, VP for Legal Affairs

Representative, Office of the President