1. Legal Services for Students (LSS)                                                                                                        

2. International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)                                                                      

3. Student Veteran Services                                                                                                                       

4. Office of the Student Ombuds                                                                                                               

5. Graduate Student Organizations

 

Legal Services for Students (LSS)

Legal Services for Students provides free consultations on some (though not all) legal issues that may affect current UT graduate and undergraduate students. Advice is available for many landlord/tenant and rental issues, criminal charges, traffic tickets, consumer issues, car wrecks, and employment law questions not involving disputes against UT. More information can be found here.

 

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

International students often face special legal or procedural challenges related to immigration advising, maintaining visa status, employment issues, immigration compliance and reporting as required by the federal government, health insurance compliance, federal tax filing assistance, and international travel issues. ISSS provides specialized advising services and programs for these students. See this guide to their services.

 

Student Veteran Services

The University offers support for students who are veterans. More information can be found here.

 

Office of the Student Ombuds

If you have a conflict within your program, you should ordinarily start by discussing it with your Graduate Adviser. In some instances, you may find it helpful to get advice from the Office of the Student Ombuds, which can be reached at 512.471.3825.

 

Graduate Student Organizations

You can find information about the Graduate Student Assembly and other organizations that graduate students may join can be found here. Information about the CNS Dean’s Office Graduate Council (which has limited membership) may be found here.