Report a bias incident to the Campus Climate Response Team

Within the College and throughout the University there are a number of supports to aid students in dealing with a variety of challenges they may be facing in their life here on campus.

Personal Wellness

Mental, physical and emotional wellness is of paramount importance for the health of your personal and academic lives.

  • Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) - provides counseling, psychiatric, consultation, and prevention services that facilitate students' academic and life goals and enhance their personal growth and well-being.
    • CMHC Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 512-471-2255
    • CARE Counseling – Offers short-term counseling and mental health consultation, workshops and outreach, and assistance in connecting to resources on and off campus in an accessible academic setting.
      • CNS has their own counselor. Call Amy Tao-Foster with concerns or to schedule an appointment: (512) 471-7162. Her office is located in WCH 2.214.
    • CMHC Groups, Classes, & Workshops – Free groups, classes, and workshops that facilitate self-improvement and the alleviation of suffering. Topics: tobacco cessation, mindful eating, coping with anxiety, dissertation support and more.
    • MindBody Labs – Learn how to improve your emotional and physical health with relaxation techniques, meditation, guided imagery and more.
    • Non-Academic Counselors – Different from mental health counselors, the CNS Non-Academic Counselors help students navigate when life events and academics collide. Be sure to speak with them at the beginning of the crisis if possible to start the documentation trail if it's needed. Call the WCH Advising desk at (512) 471-4536 to set up an appointment, or talk to your academic advisor.

Safety and Emergency Support

  • Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) - Worried about a student in your class, bothered that your roommate has been acting differently, or concerned about the behavior of a co-worker? Do you have concerns but are not sure what to do? Contact BCAL.
  • Student Emergency Fund – Provides limited emergency financial support to currently enrolled students who are unable to meet essential expenses due to a temporary or unexpected hardship.
  • Student Emergency Services – Helps students and their families during difficult or emergency situations. Assistance includes outreach, advocacy, intervention, support, and referrals to relevant campus and community resources.
  • Voices Against Violence – Provides support and empowerment to survivors of interpersonal violence. Offers comprehensive violence prevention and response programs.

Diversity, Identity, Inclusivity

  • Campus Climate Response Team – This team is committed to addressing incidents of bias that impact our campus climate. You may report concerns online or by calling (512) 471-5017 (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
  • Diversity Coordinators – Clinicians who have specialized interests, training, knowledge, etc. for serving different populations. Provide outreach and mental health support for different communities on campus.
  • Gender and Sexuality Center – Provides opportunities for all members of UT Austin to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality.
  • Multicultural Engagement Center – Provides diverse educational opportunities and support services for students.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) – Determines eligibility and helps implement reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Provides outreach across campus to create a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment.
  • Voices Groups – Identity-based (Asian American, Black, International, Latinx, LGBTQ, Women of Color) drop-in discussion groups located on campus. Groups are free, confidential and no appointment is necessary.

Academic Help

  • PCL STEM Study Center – offers space, time, and support for meeting, studying and collaborating. Free tutoring is available.
  • Sanger Learning Center – UT Austin’s main resource for academic support. Free tutoring, help with study skills, help with public speaking and more are available.
  • University Writing Center – Provides one-on-one consultations for student writers.

Grievances and Academic Integrity Issues

  • Academic Integrity issues: Assistant Dean Mike Raney
  • Ombudsperson – Staffed by students, this office assists students in resolving problems, complaints, and concerns. The office operates independently of administrative authorities.
  • Concerns about bias and discrimination should be reported to the Campus Climate Response Team; incidents of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual misconduct should be reported to the Title IX office
  • Dean of Students – Upholds the university's standards of student conduct and academic integrity through a fair and objective process

For grievance questions, please always begin by working with your instructor, then the department chair, and Associate Dean David Vanden Bout.