Open Records

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.  The University of Texas System is committed to providing customer-friendly service when responding to requests for public information.   

Make a Request

A request for public information from UT System Administration should be directed to:

By Mail:

Mr. Daniel H. Sharphorn 
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
The University of Texas System 
210 West 7th Street 
Austin, Texas 78701-2903


By Electronic Mail:
(Subject line of email should read: TPIA)
Emailed requests should not include attachments to avoid delay.
Emails with attachments may be blocked by the Microsoft Exchange Server.


By Hand Delivery:

Attn: Cynthia Tynan and Jennifer Burnett
210 West 7th Street  
Austin, Texas 78701


The University of Texas System Administration does not typically maintain records of its component institutions. If you seek records from a component institution, please visit the links below to obtain information on how to make a public information request to that institution.

Student transcripts and patient medical records cannot be released through an open records request.


If you have questions, please contact Cynthia Tynan at (512) 499-4505 or Jennifer Burnett at 512-579-5187.

Sample Written Request for Information. (PDF)

Learn more about the requestor's rights and government responsibilities. (PDF)

UTS139 sets forth procedures UT System follows for complying with the TPIA.

For more information about the TPIA or open records requests, you may wish to refer to the Office of the Attorney General's Public Information Handbook. If UT System Administration possesses information about an individual which is incorrect, the individual may request a correction of that information by e-mailing