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Revisions: HOP 4-1253 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Special Use Facility


The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (“Wildflower Center”) at The University of Texas at Austin (“University”) is designated as a special use facility as authorized by the president of the University and pursuant to The University of Texas System (“UT System”) Board of Regents' Rule 80106.


Policy revisions have been adopted for this policy to align with updates to Regents Rule 80106. The revised policy language became effective on July 25, 2018.

Revisions: HOP 2-2430 Emeritus Titles


The University of Texas at Austin (“University”) recognizes faculty members’ distinguished service and distinction at the University by conferring emeritus titles effective upon retirement. These honorary titles are given in accordance with the University of Texas System’s Board of Regents Rules and Regulations, Rule 31001, and as outlined in this policy. The conferring of these titles is not automatic upon retirement.


Policy revisions have been adopted  to add language to the policy to comply with Regents' Rule 31001 to provide the framework for conferring emeritus titles to faculty and other administrative officials.


Retired Policy, HOP 9-1340-PM - "Student Policy on Race Relations"


The new policy, HOP 9-1810 "Hate and Bias Incidents" covers race relations, therefore, this policy is no longer required.

New Policy HOP 3-1610, "University Identification Card"


To affirm the University’s ID card as the official visual and electronic identification for employees, students, University affiliates, and other individuals required to validate their identity and relationship with the University as well as to provide clarity on how the ID card is issued, replaced, used, and managed.

New Policy: HOP 8-1080, "Building and Facility Access"


With few exceptions such as museums, libraries and during certain events, University owned buildings and facilities are not considered open to the public. Access to University buildings and facilities is therefore generally restricted to employees (including faculty), students, University affiliates ("affiliates") and invited guests.

New Policy: HOP 9-1810, "Hate and Bias Incidents"


The University of Texas at Austin ("University") unequivocally condemns and prohibits: acts of intolerance, hate, bias, and prejudice when manifested in threatened or actual violent conduct against a person; harassment; and incitement to imminent violations of law. In accordance with federal law and state law, the University prohibits unlawful harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, ideology, political views, or political affiliation.

Disposition of HOP Policies


Retired/Removed or merged HOP Policies are listed here.

HOP 7-1510 - Controlled Substances in Research


The University of Texas at Austin ("University") is committed to complying with federal and state regulations involving controlled substances and controlled items.

REVISED: HOP 3-3050 - Consensual Relationships


The University of Texas at Austin ("University") is committed to maintaining an academic community (including associated teaching, research, working and athletic environments) free from conflicts of interest, favoritism, and exploitation. This policy addresses romantic relationships and/or sexual interactions that, although consensual, may create actual and perceived conflicts of interests, and create the possibility for exploitation or favoritism.

New Policy HOP 8-1070 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin (“University”) to provide a safe educational, living, and working environment for its students, employees, affiliates and visitors. The University recognizes the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAV”) on University property may threaten the privacy and safety of the University community, disturb the educational goals of the University, and/or interfere with the University community’s reasonable use and enjoyment of the air above its property.

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