Department of Sociology

Campus Health and Safety Resources

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) - BCAL is the primary tool used by all levels of the University community to report behavioral concerns related to faculty, staff, or students. Call BCAL if you have concerns about the behavior of faculty, students, or staff. Trained staff are available 24 hours a day. Immediate threats should be directed to UTPD.

University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) - UTPD serves as the primary contact when addressing issues related to criminal activity in progress or having just occurred as well as situations involving immediate threat to self and/or others. Call 911 if it’s an emergency.

Office of the Dean of Students - The Office of the Dean of Students provides a comprehensive array of resources and opportunities that support student learning and personal development.

Student Emergency Services - In the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Emergency Services addresses concerns related to students and acts in a capacity of advocacy, referral, and support relating to student emergencies such as the death of a student or relative, family emergency, attempted suicide, injury or illness, sexual assault, violence or stalking, and more.

Student Judicial Services (SJS) - In the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Judicial Services oversees cases involving violations of institutional rules. In relation to this continuum, certain acts of classroom disruption may be deemed a violation of institutional rules.

Gender and Sexuality Center - The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the LGBTQ communities through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)/Work-Life Services - EAP addresses concerns related to faculty and staff (including TAs and AIs), including helping a troubled employee, workplace threats, work/life balance, and employee counseling. The EAP provides counseling and consultation, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, training, and supervisory consultation. They also have a stress reduction and biofeedback center.

Counseling and Mental Health Center - The Counseling and Mental Health Center operates a 24-hour counseling hotline, which can be reached at (512) 471-CALL (2255). The Center provides counseling, psychiatric, consultation, and prevention services. Appointments can be set by contacting them directly at (512) 471-3515.

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) - SSD determines eligibility and helps implement reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities at UT Austin.

Legal Affairs - The Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs manages and coordinates University legal affairs.


  • Department of Sociology

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    CLA 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086
    512-232-6300