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 and Safety team in the International Office, 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

Director, Global Risk and Safety (Interim Chair)

Director, Travel Management Services

Representative, Office of the President

Representative, Office of the Vice President for Research

Representative, Office of the Dean of Students

Representative, University Health Services

Representative, Graduate School

Representative, College of Liberal Arts

Representative, McCombs School of Business

IOC Advisory Council

Associate Vice President for Campus Safety and Security

Director, Study Abroad

Representative, Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs

Representative, UT System Office of Risk Management

Representative, Student Emergency 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 Study 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: