How to Report a Significant Event


UT System Policy UTS 178, Required Reporting of Significant Events requires that all significant issues be reported. At UT Dallas, these events should be reported to the University Attorney as soon as they occur.

Report significant events to:

Tim Shaw, University Attorney

Examples of significant events

Significant events are defined as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Reports of death or serious injury occurring on campus or involving a member of the university community.
  • Allegations of fraud or fiscal loss of $100,000 or more.
  • Allegations involving impropriety or failure to follow law or policy by the Chancellor, a System Executive Vice Chancellor or Vice Chancellor, the General Counsel to the Board, or the System Chief Audit Executive; or an institutional president or vice president.
  • Allegations of sexual misconduct.
  • Allegations related to the care or safety of minors.
  • Material concerns expressed by federal and state oversight agencies.
  • All security breaches involving confidential records.
  • Potential media reports that may impact the reputation of the university.
  • Matters that reflect a systemic threat to patient safety.
  • Other allegations, significant reports, and investigations that could be viewed as a significant event.