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Student Government was instrumental in establishing University Health Services, the summer orientation program, the shuttle bus system, a walking escort service, a minority information center, childcare services, student cable television, and student radio. Student Government also provides input and initiatives to the University administration, the city council, and the state legislature on such matters as minority recruitment and retention, curriculum reform, tuition increases, teacher evaluations, class availability, and the quality of undergraduate education. Student Government appoints students to the Faculty Council, the Texas Union Board of Directors, and the Student Services Fee Committee, and nominates students to the standing committees of the General Faculty.
Student Government projects cover a wide range of issues and any student may join a committee and work on a project. Elections for president, vice president, and members of the Student Assembly are held each year in early March. More information about Student Government is available in Student Services Building 4.206 or at http://www.utexas.edu/students/sa.http://ccwf.cc.utexas.edu/~cabinet.
Representation may be provided in civil legal matters only. Cases normally accepted for representation are landlord-tenant disputes, consumer protection matters including deceptive trade practices, minor claims resulting from automobile accidents, employment disputes, credit card complaints, and auto repair matters. The office is prohibited from representing students in criminal proceedings, personal business matters, family law, and most civil actions against other students, or in actions directly or indirectly against any part of The University of Texas System or its agents.
The office also prepares wills and provides a free notary service. The attorneys are available by appointment to speak to University classes and organizations.
The dean of the college or school in which a student is enrolled has jurisdiction over the student's program of study, degree requirements, and all other academic matters including grievances, except as described below. Students taking a course in a college or school other than the one in which they are primarily registered are subject, so far as the course and academic grievances regarding the course are concerned, to the dean of the college or school in which the course is offered. For issues involving scholastic dishonesty, see Appendix C, chapter 11.
Student program and student activity related grievances. Grievances related to nonacademic student programs and activities should be submitted in writing to the director of the specific student affairs area. Appeals may be directed to the vice president for student affairs, and then to the president for final disposition.
Appendix C of this catalog describes the institutional rules on student services and activities and includes provisions for formal hearings. Additional information on these provisions is available through the Office of the Dean of Students located on the second floor of the Flawn Academic Center.
Disability related grievances. No qualified disabled student shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any academic program or activity at the University of Texas at Austin. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of disability that involve academic matters should be submitted according to the procedures for academic related grievances; those that involve student programs and student activities should be submitted according to the procedures for student program and student activity related grievances.
Sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, student harassment, and sexual assault. Complaints alleging sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, student harassment, or sexual assault should be addressed in accordance with the policies and procedures in Appendixes D, E, and H.
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