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Information on this website should be useful to you in the event of an emergency and as a reminder about good safety habits. This guide is designed to help you make the best decisions possible to protect yourself, but there is no substitute for common sense and awareness of your surroundings. All members of the campus community are encouraged to use our many resources to protect yourselves.

Campus Public Safety

Campus safety functions are combined under the Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety to further enhance existing initiatives and strengthen security initiatives (see org chart).

Emergency Preparedness

ayres-lighteningBeing aware and having some basic knowledge of how to respond in a crisis can be the difference between life and death. More…

Personal Safety

Student and UT Blue PhoneYour personal safety is a general recognition and avoidance of possible harmful situations or persons in your surroundings. You can increase your personal safety by following a few simple strategies. More…

Occupational Safety

Hazardous Materials workersThe Environmental Health and Safety Department endeavors to provide a comprehensive safety program for students, staff, and visitors. Major program areas within EHS include fire safety, general safety, hazardous materials management, laboratory safety, environmental compliance, and industrial hygiene. More…

UT Alert LogoThe UT ALERT system is designed to enhance and improve communication to the campus community in the event of an emergency or campus closure. The goal is to use several methods to deliver messages to the community as a whole and spread the word, not to individually reach each member.

  • The system may be used with text capable cell phones, smart phones, or pagers.
  • Messages will also be sent to campus e-mail accounts.
  • Communication is used for ongoing safety threats, emergencies, or severe weather events. For more information about when UT Alert is activated see UT Alert and Safety Notices 101.
  • The service is free (your service provider may bill for text or data usage) for students, staff, and faculty. Log into your UT Alert account online to confirm your phone number to ensure you receive text messages.

Vol Individual Emergency KitDo you have an individual emergency kit?

One is offered through the VolShop

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