Texas State University System Office of General Counsel

Mission Statement

The TSUS Office of General Counsel's (OGC) mission is to provide timely and responsible legal services to administrators, faculty, and staff; reduce exposure to legal risks; provide strong, vigorous, and responsible advocacy; and, help the university achieve its objectives. We strive to provide these services in an efficient, reliable, and professional manner.

Role and Scope of the TSUS Office of General Counsel

The TSUS Office of General Counsel provides advice and serves the legal needs of the university and its employees when they are acting in the course of their employment. Legal services are provided in employment and equal opportunity issues, litigation support, contracts and agreements, real estate transactions, policy development and interpretation, student affairs, ethics, compliance, conflicts of interest, and public information.

The TSUS Office of General Counsel cannot provide legal advice or representation to employees or students about legal issues of a personal nature (e.g. divorce, wills, landlord/tenant issues). In addition, the Office of General Counsel does not provide advice in matters unrelated to university business or to individuals whose interests are or may be adverse to the university.

Disclaimer: The TSUS Office of General Counsel has developed this web site so the university community may become more familiar with the office and the services it provides. These web pages are for general information only and are not intended to provide legal advice for any specific situation. While links to information are provided on this website, it is not intended to be an endorsement or warranty of the completeness, accuracy or quality of information contained therein, or of any sponsor of such information.