College of Liberal Arts



Contracts are legal agreements between the University and an individual or business entity set up prior to payment.  Only an individual with written delegation of authority from the President of UT Austin may sign contracts on behalf of the University, which is generally someone in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  A University contract without an authorized signature may be invalid and unenforceable.  It may create individual liability for the unauthorized signer.

COLA Business Contracts Procedures

COLA Business Contract Resources

  • Training Materials and Guides: Helpful guides for University staff and faculty that provide a general background on the procedures, requirements, and processes for contracting in the University setting. For more training material and guides, please see the Business Contracts website.

Last Modified: 19 March 2021