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Risk Management

Download the Risk Management Presentation (PDF version)In accordance with HB 2639/SB 1138 (Texas Education Code Section 51.9361), the Department of Student Activities & Organizations has developed an annual risk management education program for select registered student organizations at the University of Texas at Arlington. Under Texas State Law, it is mandatory for all registered student organizations to participate in the program annually. This program must be completed to remain in good standing with the University. Registered Student Organizations are required to participate in Risk Management Training every fall semester according to the organization’s Tier Classification.

Online Risk Management Training (Blackboard)

The risk management training module in Blackboard must be completed by the president (or equivalent officer) and advisor of the organization at the beginning of each fall term. Please follow the instructions below to complete the training.

  1. Log on to Blackboard at with your NetID and password
  2. Search for “Student Organization Risk Management” in the Organization Search box
  3. Select the uc_student_org_risk_management training
  4. Click on the “Enroll” button at the bottom of the menu bar on the left
  5. Select the appropriate training module (i.e., for presidents or advisors)
  6. Follow the instructions to review the course materials
  7. Complete the quiz in order to receive credit for the course

Departmental Organizations

Departmental organizations are those considered critical to the mission and culture of the university. These organizations are inherently linked to the university because of their role in representing UT Arlington or in presenting events that are considered an integral part of the institution. Departmental organizations routinely present events for the campus and broader community, and are strongly tied to a university department or office. The activities and events of these organizations are considered to involve a higher level of complexity because of their scope and perceived association with the university.

In addition to the university resources available to all registered student organizations, departmental organizations shall have:

  • A full-time professional staff member whose job description designates them as the primary advisor to the departmental organization.
  • Designated office or workspace provided by the university.
  • Access to funding from university revenues and student fees.

Other privileges may be granted to departmental student organizations by the sponsoring University department or office, which may or may not be extended to other student organizations.

Examples of Departmental Student Organizations:

  • Student Congress
  • EXCEL Campus Activities
  • UTA Ambassadors
  • UTA Volunteers
  • Freshman Leaders on Campus
  • FSL Councils