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Table of Contents

1. The University

2. Admission

3. Registration, Fees, and Deposits

4. Academic Policies and Procedures

5. Student Affairs

6. Libraries and Other Academic Resources

7. The Texas Exes

A. Residency Regulations

B. Official Extracurricular Student Activities

C. Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities

D. Policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

E. Policy on Sexual Misconduct

F. Prohibition of Hazing

G. Policy on AIDS and HIV Infection

H. Prohibition of Sexual Assault

I. Nondiscrimination Policy

J. Prohibition of Campus Violence

K. Student Travel Policy for University-Organized or Sponsored Events

L. Student Travel Policy for Registered Student Organizations

M. Rules of Conduct for Students for Protecting the Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers

N. Use of E-mail for Official Correspondence to Students

Statistical Summaries



1. The University


Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University commmunity. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, citizenship, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.

Title IX/ADA/504 Coordinators

Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972) and disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). The University has designated the following persons as Coordinators to monitor compliance with these statutes and to resolve complaints of discrimination based on gender or disability.

For students:
Teresa Brett, Dean of Students, SSB 4.104 (100-B West Dean Keeton Street), (512) 471-1201
For employees:
Linda Millstone, Deputy to the Vice President and Director of Equal Opportunity Services, NOA 4.302 (101 East 27th Street), (512) 471-1849


The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA 30033-4907, telephone number (404) 679-4500) to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.


The mission of the University is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and public service. The University provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels. The University contributes to the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry, and the development of new knowledge. The University preserves and promotes the arts, benefits the states economy, serves the citizens through public programs, and provides other public service.

Honor Code

The core values of the University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

Organization of the University's Academic Units

Through the following academic units, the University offers close to three hundred undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.

School of Architecture

Red McCombs School of Business

Department of Accounting
Department of Finance
Department of Management
Department of Management Science and Information Systems
Department of Marketing Administration

College of Communication

Department of Advertising
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Department of Communication Studies
School of Journalism
Department of Radio-Television-Film

College of Education

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Department of Educational Administration
Department of Educational Psychology
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Department of Special Education

College of Engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

College of Fine Arts

Department of Art and Art History
School of Music
Department of Theatre and Dance

Graduate School

School of Information

School of Law

College of Liberal Arts

Center for African and African American Studies
Department of Air Force Science
Department of American Studies
Department of Anthropology
Center for Asian American Studies
Department of Asian Studies
Department of Classics
Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies
Department of Economics
Department of English
Department of French and Italian
Department of Geography and the Environment
Department of Germanic Studies
Department of Government
Department of History
Humanities Program
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Department of Linguistics
Center for Mexican American Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Military Science
Department of Naval Science
Department of Philosophy
Plan II Honors Program
Department of Psychology
Division of Rhetoric and Composition
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Department of Sociology
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Center for Women's and Gender Studies

College of Natural Sciences

Department of Astronomy
School of Biological Sciences
     Integrative Biology Section
     Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology Section
     Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Section
     Neurobiology Section
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Computer Sciences
John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences
Department of Human Ecology
Institute for Neuroscience
Department of Marine Science
Department of Mathematics
Department of Physics

School of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

School of Social Work


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General Information
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - Admission
Chapter 3 - Registration, Fees, and Deposits
Chapter 4 - Academic Policies and Procedures
Chapter 5 - Student Affairs
Chapter 6 - Libraries and Other Academic Resources
Chapter 7 - The Texas Exes
Appendix A - Residency Regulations
Appendix B - Official Extracurricular Student Activities
Appendix C - Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities
Appendix D - Policy on Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Appendix E - Policy on Sexual Misconduct
Appendix F - Prohibition of Hazing
Appendix G - Policy on AIDS and HIV Infection
Appendix H - Prohibition of Sexual Assault
Appendix I - Nondiscrimination Policy
Appendix J - Prohibition of Campus Violence
Appendix K - Student Travel Policy for University-Organized or Sponsored Events
Appendix L - Student Travel Policy for Registered Student Organizations
Appendix M - Rules of Conduct for Students for Protecting the Confidentiality of Social Security Numbers
Appendix N - Use of E-mail for Official Correspondence to Students
Statistical Summaries

Related Information
Course Schedules
Academic Calendars
Office of Admissions

Office of the Registrar
University of Texas at Austin

17 August 2004. Office of the Registrar

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