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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Safety and Wellness Resources

For Parents:

  • Texas Parents:  Parents learn about everything their college student forgets to tell them.  Also offers information on how to get involved in university activities

For Parents and Students:

  • The University of Texas at Austin is now a smoke-free campus.  The tobacco-free campus policy prohibits use of any tobacco products in university buildings and on university grounds, including parking areas, sidewalks, walkways, attached parking structures and university owned buildings. 
  • Tobacco/Smoking cessation resources.
  • Alcohol Education:  Healthy Horns offers an on-line alcohol education program.  Parents can see a 15-minute video on how to talk to a child about alcohol use.
  • The office of Campus Safety and Security ensures safety on campus by overseeing Emergency Preparedness, Enviornmental Health and Safety, Fire Prevention Services, Parking and Transportion and the University of Texas at Austin Police Department.  Recent campus crime statistics are available too.
  • Emergency Information provides up-to-date information about campus alerts, closures and openings during emergencies or unfavorable weather situations.
  • Campus Watch bulletin present selected informaiton about recent crimes reported to or observed by UTPD.  Anyone can subscribe to Campus Watch to receive daily reports by email.  Sign up for Campus Watch.
  • Services for Students with Disabilities

For  Students:

  • Live Safe:  A safety guide with tips for daily safe living off-campus (but good tips for safe living anywhere).
  • S.U.R.E. Walk:  UT student volunteers escort students to cars or buildings Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM.  232-9255 Program the number into your cell phone.

  • BCAL:  Behavior Concerns Advice Line.  This is a 24-hour hotline which provides University of Texas at Austin faculty, students and staff an opportunity to discuss their concerns about another individual’s behavior.  232-5050
    • If callers choose to remain anonymous, they may do so.
    • Cases that present an immediate threat to self, others or property should be considered an emergency and should be directed to the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) by calling 911.
  • Safety Protocol  Covers the signs of a disruptive or distrubed persona and what to do if a person is agressive or is armed.

  • UT Emergency Preparedness:   Students may also sign up to receive text alerts at
  • Rape Agression Defense:  UT offers feee courses to teach women self-defense techniques to use against attackers.  This system is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques.  It is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevent and risk reduction, and incorporates hands-on defense training.  UTPD offers this free class regularly, and female students can simply sign-up online.
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