The Department of Campus Safety needs the cooperation of the entire University community to keep the opportunity for crime to a minimum. If it is necessary to walk on campus at night, don't go alone: Call the LASER Team. For safety reasons, all residence hall main doors are locked. Do not prop open any locked door or give your key to friends.
Entrances to residence halls are locked at all times, and Campus Safety officers pay particular attention to these entrances to assure that they are secure. Area coordinators (professional staff) live on campus and supervise the head residents and resident assistants. Through their responsibilities, area coordinators shape the environment of the residential units with the needs and concerns of the students foremost in mind. Under the supervision of an area coordinator, a head resident (upper-class student) living in a residence hall can assist students with a variety of issues that you may encounter. A resident assistant (upper-class student) lives on each residence hall floor. These staff members, whether professional or paraprofessional, are trained by and work cooperatively with Campus Safety to promote a safe environment for students. Educational programs emphasizing safety and security and the ways that residents can help themselves are provided periodically by both the Residence Life and Campus Safety departments.
Education and In-Service Training
In cooperation with the Dean of Students and Human Resources Offices, crime prevention in-service training programs are conducted as requested throughout the year.
The Departments of Facilities Management, Campus Safety and Residence Life cooperate in conducting regular inspections of campus facilities as well as responding to safety related work orders.
Emergency and Escort Phones
Telephones for emergency and escort requests are located on the exterior front entrance of each residence hall. There is no charge for the use of these telephones. Other security, access and courtesy telephones are located throughout the campus.
Home Safe Card
UT, in partnership with Store Financial and Home Safe Card, offers its students a prepaid card that facilitates a safe ride home and prevents drunk driving.