Senate Bill 17 (Texas Education Code § 51.3525) Resources

SB17 (Texas Education Code § 51.3525) became effective January 1, 2024. This statute requires strict compliance by the UNT System and component universities.

University Integrity & Compliance (UIC) has created an SB17 Decision Tool to assist you in reviewing your unit's current or prospective activities, trainings, or programs. The tool will assist you in determining whether an activity is permitted or prohibited under the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.3525.

Once you have signed in through the SSO page, please follow the prompts in the tool to analyze as many activities as needed.

UIC also requests that you document your review process since the State Auditor’s Office will be conducting a mandatory audit of our compliance with this statute in the future. The SB17 Compliance Log is available to help you in compiling your data.

If you require clarification on terms or phrases used in the decision tool or if you encounter activities that are not covered clearly, please email UIC will continue to serve as a clearinghouse for issues that require a review by the Office of General Counsel (OGC). You may also find additional guidance on OGC’s Senate Bill 17 Guidance/FAQs webpage.

Compliance with TEC § 51.3525 is a priority for the university, as failure to comply could result in loss of state funding. Therefore, employees who fail to comply will be subject to disciplinary action, including termination.