Student Services

SOPM Student

All university support services, including those provided through the SOPM, are accessible in person, via email, chat, or online. 

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibility (SRR) guides and supports students in addressing a broad spectrum of issues that may act as barriers to their success. Using a student-centered lens, the members of the SRR team will:

  • Act with honesty, integrity, and with respect toward all individuals who seek assistance or services.
  • Promote and support a community atmosphere that is conducive to academic success.
  • Uphold the university expectations via the Student Code of Conduct by conducting 
  • impartial interventions, investigations, and adjudications in an effort to assist students in reaching their academic and personal goals. 
  • Respond promptly to all complaints and seek equitable resolutions.
  • Provide resources, education, and support that will proactively reduce risks to all members of the campus community. 
  • Actively promote student rights.

Students may contact Students Rights and Responsibilities via email at or phone at 956-665-5375.

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) include evaluating disability documentation, arranging  academic accommodations, and providing consultation to students with disabilities, including those with temporary disabilities (e.g., mobility limitations and transient but severe illnesses). 

SAS offers accommodations such as: 

  • Extended time on tests
  • Distraction-reduced testing environment
  • Alternate format textbooks and class materials
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Volunteer note-taker services
  • Assistive technology
  • Accessible furniture
  • Referrals to campus and community resources

Students may contact Student Accessibility Services via email at or call 956-665-7005.

Military and Veterans Success Center

The center assists students in certifying education benefits, advocating for services, developing projects to unite the university with our local community, providing counseling services specifically for veterans, and promoting student involvement through the Student Veterans of America National Organization. The center is there to assist those who have served our country and are committed to helping military students and their military families start or continue their education. Their goal at UTRGV is to provide an academically challenging environment to help you succeed in the next phase of your professional life.

Students may contact Military and Veterans Success Center at or call 956-665-7934.

Dean of Students

The role of the Dean of Students is to provide care and support to students by ensuring that issues are properly addressed and to facilitate opportunities that help meet their academic and personal goals. The office is a resource connecting students who are navigating personal or academic issues to supportive campus and community resources, serving as student advocates, and promoting students’ rights and responsibilities The Dean of Students is responsible for several units and programs that make up Student Life at UTRGV, which include the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and DREAM Resource Center; Student Accessibility Services; Student Food Pantry; Center for Student Involvement; Student Media; Student Rights and Responsibilities and provides support for students formerly in foster care.

Students may contact the Dean of Students via email at or call 956-665-2260.  

University Police

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Police Department protects and serves the campus community of students, faculty, staff, and visitors by providing professional law enforcement service and actively promoting community involvement through progressive community policing partnerships strategies and a commitment to education.

Contact Phone Numbers

UTRGV Police Directory: (956) 882-7777 
UTRGV Campus Emergency: (956) 882-4911 
Emergency: 911 
Edinburg Campus
Police Station 
Academic Services Facility Bldg.
501 N. Sugar Road, Edinburg TX 78539 

Brownsville/Harlingen Campus 
Police Station 
2671 FJRM Ave. 
Brownsville, TX 78520