The mission of the Office of General Counsel at Texas Southern University is to proactively manage legal affairs and solve legal problems to achieve Texas Southern University's overall educational mission.


Texas Southern University's Office of General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for serving the legal needs of the University's Board of Regents, its Administration, and the employees when acting in the course and scope of employment.

Members of the Texas Southern University community should contact the office about any and all legal issues involving the University. OGC provides legal services in a wide variety of practice areas, including policy interpretation, purchasing, and sales of goods and services, real estate transactions, construction contracts, and ethics and conflicts of interest.

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