International Oversight Committee
The International Oversight Committee (IOC), appointed by the President, develops guidelines and rules to promote the health, safety and security of UTEP students, faculty, staff, and official guests/volunteers participating in University-sponsored international travel.
The IOC is responsible for reviewing and making approval decisions on all University-sponsored international travel to High Risk locations where:
- The US State Department has issued a country a Travel Advisory with a Level 3 or 4 warning.
Travel to Mexico requires prior approval from the IOC to travel to states with an advisory level of 3 or 4.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Warning Level of 3; or
- The IOC hasa deemed significant health, safety, or security risks are present.
The IOC must provide written authorization of travel to High Risk areas:
- Planned Travel:
The IOC must approve the travel prior to the start of the trip. Travelers who do not adhere to this policy may not receive reimbursements for their trip.
- Travel In-Progress:
If the IOC determines that there is an imminent threat, travelers may be recalled or relocated
The IOC is governed by the UTS 190 International Travel Policy.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs / Dean of Students
Associate Professor of Communication
Department Chair and Professor of Geological Sciences
Director of Legal Affairs