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Open Records - Texas Public Information Act

The Texas Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552) entitles each person to complete information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees, unless otherwise expressly provided by law. Governmental bodies shall release requested information as promptly as possible, unless the information is exempt from disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act.

Much of UTSA's frequently requested information is already available to the public through one of the Helpful UTSA Links to the left. If you wish to submit an open records request to UTSA you may do so through our online portal link below.

TO THE PUBLIC

In accordance with the Mayor of San Antonio’s order to shelter in place effective 11:59 p.m., March 24, 2020, UTSA’s physical offices are currently closed. Per the Attorney General’s guidance, if a governmental body has closed its physical offices for purposes of a public health or epidemic response, then such day is not a business day, even if staff continues to work remotely or staff is present but involved directly in the public health or epidemic response. Please visit https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/open-government/governmental-bodies/catastrophe-notice/update-calculation-business-days-and-covid-19 for more information.

Once UTSA reopens its physical offices, we will respond to your request in a timely manner as required by Section 552.221 of the Texas Government Code. UTSA’s hours of normal operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If your request was submitted after business hours (after 5:00 p.m. but before midnight) it is considered received the next business day.

Submit an Online Request

If Not Using Our Online Portal (above) to Submit Your Open Records Request, You May Also Request Records:

By Mail:
John P. Danner
Public Information Officer
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Office of Legal Affairs
North Paseo Building (NPB), 5.130
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

By eMail: melva.ramirez@utsa.edu

 


For more information about the TPIA or open records requests, you may wish to refer to the Office of the Attorney General's Open Government website.


Student Education Records Not Releasable Through an Open Records Request

UTSA student education records such as transcripts and immunization records cannot be released through a TPIA open records request. You must instead submit an education records request through the UTSA Registrar's Office.

Additionally, student records for admission such as high school transcripts, financial aid documents and immunization records cannot be submitted through this office. You may submit them directly through UTSA's One Stop Enrollment Center. (Fax No. 210-458-4638)

Student directory information for the Summer 2020 semesters will not be available to release until after the University census date of July 8, 2020.

View UTSA's Holiday Schedule here.