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safetyInformation 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.

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 may also be sent to campus e-mail accounts.
  • Communication is used for ongoing safety threats, emergencies, 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 online to receive messages.

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