- Making Safety Personal
- Always lock your room, even when you’re sleeping or stepping out for a few minutes
- Always lock your doors and windows at night, especially if you reside on the first and second floors
- Do not open your door to solicitors or strangers
- Do not prop open any exterior doors or gates
- Report lost or stolen keys immediately to your residence life staff
- Report any malfunctioning locks, doors or windows to your residence life staff
- Do not leave your keys unattended in your room when you are not present
- Do not leave messages on your door about when you will be returning
- Tell a roommate or trusted friend if you are planning to be away overnight or for a few days
- Report suspicious activities, persons or solicitors immediately to University Police at 747-5611
- Secure all your valuables in safe place
- Do not leave your identification, keys, wallets, checkbooks, or other personal valuables in open view
- Get to know your RA, residence life staff and neighbors
- Become involved, be part of a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program
As the new academic year gets underway, University Police has some suggestions for you.
- Familiarize yourself with the campus.
- Stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
- Use the buddy system.
- Report suspicious activities immediately to 915-747-5611.
- Call 9-1-1 if necessary for police, re and ambulance.
- 24-hour information and assistance
- Safety escort service
- Motor vehicle assistance
- Engraving of valuables
- Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) self-defense class
- Bicycle registration
- Lost and found – firstname.lastname@example.org
You Do Not Have to Walk Alone
The University Police Department provides a Safety Escort Service (SES) for people who feel they need extra security getting to their vehicle. Patrol of cers will walk with you to your vehicle. Students, faculty, and staff can call 915-747-5611 to request this free, on-campus service.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic violence is
the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part
of a systematic pattern
of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.
Learn more at:
TALK, TEXT, CRASH
What is distracted driving?
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert drivers from their primary task: driving. If you are texting while driving, you are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash. That text can wait.
Do not drink and drive.
Do not text and drive.
Buckle up before driving.
Obey traf c laws.
Maintain your vehicle.
Be aware of your surroundings.
Do not leave packages visible in your vehicle.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Keep online shopping to familiar websites.
Never share credit card information over the phone.
What is stalking?
The Clery Act de nes stalking as a course of conduct directed at a speci c person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or safety of others, and/ or suffer substantial emotional distress.
What can you do?
Report incident to University Police at 915-747-5611
Report incident to the Of ce of Student Conduct and Con ict Resolution (OSCCR) at 915-747-8694.
Learn more at:
What is Dating Violence?
Dating violence means an act by an individual that is committed against another individual with whom that person has or has had a dating relationship and that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, or that is a thread that reasonably places the individual in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself.
What are the signs?
History of legal or discipline problems.
Blames you for his or her anger.
If you are a victim of dating violence:
Report incident to
University Police 915-747-5611.
University Counseling Center, Union Building West, Room 202, 915-747-5302
CenterAgainstSexual Assault and Family Violence: 915-593-7300
National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 800-787-3224
Did you know?
Young drivers, ages 16-24, make up 40 percent of drivers involved in fatal alcohol-impaired crashes. (National Highway Traf c Safety Administration)
The legal age in Texas
to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages is 21.
Before drinking, always choose a designated driver.
Never accept drinks from a stranger.
Always Remember: Don’t Drink and Drive.
M.I.N.E.R.S. Advocacy Initiative promotes greater campus awareness and consciousness regarding domestic violence,
dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
The program aims to:
Provide education through programs/events
Empower students to access resources
Advocate for a violence-free campus
Join the M.I.N.E.R.S. Advocacy Initiative!
Contact the Of ce of Student Conduct and Con ict Resolution at 915-747-8694.
Motorists are encouraged to be extra alert on the road for nearby motorcyclists. Remember to always...
Share the road
Look twice for motorcycles
Motorcycle riders are encouraged to:
Dress for safety
Know your bike and how to use it
If an active shooter situation occurs on campus, there are ways to be prepared to deal with the situation. Take time to become familiar with your surroundings and environment before an emergency occurs. Keep these steps in mind:
Attempt to evacuate if safe to do so.
Call 9-1-1 when safe to do so.
Find a place to hide and block the door.
As a last resort, try to incapacitate the shooter.
Visit utep.edu/police to view “Shots Fired on Campus” safety video. A valid UTEP login is required to view video.
Take your keys.
Lock your doors.
Never leave your car engine running.
Do not leave a spare key near your vehicle.
Never leave your windows open.
Park in well-lit areas.
Consider an audible alarm system and a visible anti-theft device.
Larcenies (theft of personal property) are crimes of opportunity and occur primarily when property is left in unlocked or unattended areas.
Never leave your valuables unattended.
Know how to contact University Police at 915-747-5611.
Keep a list of all items and serial numbers in a safe place.
Laptops are primary targets of theft. Consider the purchase of a locking security or tracking device.