Safety & Security

The University of Texas at Austin provides a safe and secure environment for the university community. Keeping campus safe for the students, staff and faculty who live and work here is of paramount importance to every department on campus.

Behavior Concerns Advice Line

The Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) is a partnership between the Office of the Dean of Students, the Counseling and Mental Health Center, the Employee Assistance Program  and the University of Texas Police Department. The service provides students, faculty and staff an opportunity to discuss their concerns about another individual’s behavior.

BCAL is a 24-hour/seven-days-a-week advice line. Trained staff members will assist the caller in exploring available options and strategies. They will also provide appropriate guidance and resource referrals to address the particular situation. 

The BCAL number is 512-232-5050.

Counseling and Mental Health Center

The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) helps students with their personal concerns so they can meet the daily challenges of student life. CMHC provides short-term individual counseling, psychiatric services and group counseling. CMHC is staffed by psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals.

CMHC also offers telephone counseling, a confidential service that offers an opportunity for students to talk with trained counselors about their problems and concerns. A counselor is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. You can call when you want, at your convenience, in the privacy of your home.

The number is 512-471-CALL (2255).

CMHC also addresses issues of dating/relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking through its Voices Against Violence program. 

The CMHC is in the Student Services Building,100 W. Dean Keaton Street, on the fifth floor. Students may schedule appointments or learn more by calling 512-471-3515 or visiting Counseling and Mental Health Center.

Emergency Information

For information about campus emergencies as well as links to local, state and federal emergency information, visit Emergency Information.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness means being ready. It takes an effort by all of us to create and sustain an effective emergency preparedness system. You are your own best first responder. Please use this site as a resource to better understand emergency preparedness at the university, and how you can become part of and contribute to the preparedness community.

University of Texas Police Department

UTPD officer chats with students at Wellness Fest

The University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) offers information on crime prevention, sexual assault, tips
for safely navigating campus, tips for reporting crimes and much more.

UTPD provides a network of outdoor emergency phones around campus which are mounted in yellow call boxes, have a blue light on top and are clearly marked. Pushing the call button activates a direct phone line with UTPD that automatically pinpoints the caller’s location.

UTPD also publishes Campus Watch, a daily e-mail that addresses the crimes that occur on campus.

To contact UTPD directly call 512-471-4441 or dial 911 on campus in the event of an emergency.

Campus Safety

The Campus Safety and Security office ensures safety on campus by overseeing Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health and Safety, Fire Prevention Services, Parking and Transportation, and The University of Texas Police Department.

Campus Climate Response Team (CCRT)

The CCRT serves as a university-wide resource that develops and facilitates appropriate responses to biased activities on campus.  To report an issue, please visit the Campus Climate Incident Online Report Form or to learn more about the team, visit the CCRT homepage.