Behavioral Assessment Team
The purpose of the Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT) at The University of Texas at El Paso is to identify students in distress, involve critical stakeholders and create an effective plan of action to assist the student so he/she can achieve his/her academic and professional goals. In addition, BAT provides consultation, counseling, and resources to members of the university community to address behavioral concerns of students.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced an Executive Action that allowed eligible undocumented students, who came to the United States as children and met several key guidelines, to request deferred action from deportation. On September 5, 2017, the DACA program was rescinded.
Dean's Certification Information (PDF)
A dean's certification is required by some law schools, State Boards of Law Examiners, medical/veterinary schools and several state and federal agencies. This PDF file contains FAQ and Information required to fill out and submit a Dean's Certification form at the University of Texas at El Paso.
The University of Texas at El Paso has several community resources available to the public, ranging from counseling and psychotherapy to resources in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
Formal grade appeals may be submitted to the Faculty Senate’s Grievance Committee. Click the button below to find the form and learn more about what steps are needed to submit a formal grade appeal.
Handbook of Operating Procedures
The information included in the Handbook of Operating Procedures contains the official policies of The University of Texas at El Paso. In the event of any conflict between the Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Business Process Guidelines, the Handbook of Operating Procedures governs, as it is the official compilation of University policies.
Student Major Illness Notification
Although faculty and staff understand about absences due to illness and injury, it is often difficult to contact everyone involved with the student’s campus life when a situation such as a major illness occurs. The staff in the Office of Student Life can provide professors and supervisors with electronic or written letters notifying them of the student’s absence. However, our office may require supporting documentation (e.g., a doctor’s note, letter from primary care provider) to verify your student’s illness or injury. In cases where the illness or injury requires a significant number of absences from classes, medical withdrawal or cancellation of registration may be necessary. The staff in the Office of Student Life can explore these options with the student and can facilitate the process of withdrawal/cancellation and work with the student upon his/her return to the UTEP community. Medical or mental health withdrawals/cancellations are handled by Student Business Services.
Student Success Tips
We all know that being a college student can get stressful at times, but what we also want you to know is that there are things you can do to have a successful college experience.
It is the policy of The University of Texas at El Paso to promote safe travel by students who participate in certain university organized and sponsored activities or events.
Mine Tracker is an online hub of information about Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) where you can track involvement, keep up with news, and register for campus events.
The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities that are federally funded.