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 the many resources provided by the campus to protect themselves.


Emergency Preparedness

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

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Personal Safety

Your personal safety is a general recognition and avoidance of possible harmful situations or persons in your surroundings. You can increase your personal safety by followings a few simple strategies. More...

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Occupational Safety

Campus Environmental Health and Safety 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

About UT Alert

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

  • May be used with text capable cell phones, smart phones, or pagers.
  • Messages may also be sent to campus e-mail account.
  • Used for ongoing safety threat, emergency, or severe weather events.
  • The service is free (your service provider may bill for text or data usage) for students, staff, and faculty, you must register to receive messages at

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