The University of Texas at Tyler

Office of Compliance


The role and mission of UT Tyler's Office of Compliance is to support the University’s commitment to doing business and educating students with the highest standards of ethics, integrity, lawful conduct, and responsible citizenship. This Office is fully aligned with the University's Mission, Vision, and Strategy. In particular, this Office supports the Strategic Goal: "To operate using effective, efficient and creative strategies." Effectiveness and efficiency are accomplished by wisely using available resources to ensure programs are in place to prevent violations of the law—both at the institution level as well as the subject-specific and department levels. When prevention is not possible, these programs use available resources to detect and correct. The objective of these compliance and ethics programs is fourfold: 1) to prevent injury to our students, employees, and guests, 2) to protect the University from litigation and fines, 3) to prevent fraud and financial or data loss, and 4) to safeguard the reputation of the University.


The primary goal of this Office is to coordinate the University’s numerous subject-specific compliance efforts and provide senior leadership with a comprehensive view of the University’s compliance activities. In addition, this Office aims to not only develop policies and procedures that help ensure compliance, but to help verify that these policies are documented, communicated, implemented, enforced, and monitored.

A secondary goal is to make The University of Texas at Tyler a model for compliance not only in Texas, but nationwide. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any specific compliance issues or concerns that you may have.

The Program

Compliance 2.0 at UT Tyler is currently in progress and the program is improving daily. It currently consists of a chief compliance officer and an informal network of compliance leaders (subject-matter experts) from across the university. As the program continues to grow and mature, additional documents, tools, committees, and functions will be added to this website. Stay tuned for some exciting innovations.

Compliance Charter

The Compliance Charter (link below) describes the mission, authority, independence, and principal responsibilities of the Office of Compliance (OC) at The University of Texas at Tyler. The charter was approved by the Institutional Executive Compliance Committee on May 27, 2020.

UT Tyler Compliance Charter