The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued driver license and state ID cards and serves as most people's primary identification document. Our office provides free trips to the DPS throughout the semester, check facebook for info and updates.
International Students and Scholars may drive with a valid, unexpired driver's license from another state or country for up to 90 days after moving to Texas. You can also use an International Driver's Permit (IDP) to drive up to 90 days as well. Although the IDP is typically valid for one year, please keep in mind that you are only allowed to drive in Texas without a Texas driver's license for up to 90 days.
Mexican nationals can use their Mexican Driver's license to drive a Mexican registered car with Mexico state plates for more than 90 days. However, Mexican licenses are not valid after 90 days in Texas when driving U.S. registered vehicles with U.S. state plates.
Applying for a Texas ID card:
For the ID Card, you will need to complete steps 2, 4, and 5 below. You must have been a resident of Texas for at least 30 days to apply for a Texas ID Card or Driver License.
Applying for a Texas Driver License (TDL):
Common alcohol-related arrests:
• drinking under the age of 21
• providing alcohol to someone under the age of 21
• driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI)
• public intoxication (Walking or biking while intoxicated)
Possession of controlled substances (illegal drugs or prescription drugs) and paraphernalia – can all result in arrest.
Many arrests can result in jail time. If you are arrested, you seriously endanger your chance of obtaining another US visa in the future. You also run the risk of being permanently barred from the US. If you are arrested, contact ISSS immediately!
ALSO, be respectful of others’ boundaries. Do not engage in sexual assault or any forms of physical assault. Be alert , be smart and be careful while in the US. Report any incidence of sexual assault immediately to campus police.
University of the Incarnate Word is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from sexual misconduct, harassment, stalking, and bullying. Therefore, the university will not tolerate physical abuse, threats of violence, physical assault, or any form of sexual assault, including but not limited to acquaintance or date rape, domestic or dating violence, or stalking.
UIW Student Handbook outlines other rules and laws students must adhere to on and off UIW campus
The University of the Incarnate Word provides all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and San Antonio community members the ability to bring their concerns and observations to the attention of university officials through the use of the following reporting systems.
To report a student conduct, gender/sex discrimination, general complaint, administrative department complaint, behavioral intervention, or academic issue, click on Report An Incident..To report all other issues, including police and maintenance reports, use this link.