Campus Safety analyzes, prepares for, protects from, and responds to potential hazards and safety risks in order to promote the safety and continuity of the university environment and operations.
Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)
BCAL (512-232-5050) is a 24-hour/seven-days-a-week advice line, providing students, faculty and staff an opportunity to discuss their concerns about another individual's behavior. Trained staff members will assist callers in exploring available options and strategies, along with providing appropriate guidance and resource referrals.
Be Safe Safety Tips
Take steps daily to ensure your personal safety and learn about the DPS security assessment of campus.
University of Texas Police Department
The University of Texas Police Department is committed to upholding its mission to serve and protect. In addition to typical policing services, it provides comprehensive community-oriented resources on crime prevention, sexual assault, campus safety and much more.
Use SURE Walk, a student-run volunteer group that provides walks to and from campus to students, faculty members and staffers.
Mental Health and Wellness Resources
Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC)
CMHC helps students with their personal concerns so they can meet the daily challenges of student life, providing helpful resources, short-term individual counseling, psychiatric services and group counseling.
Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line
The Crisis Line is a confidential service that offers UT Austin students the opportunity to speak with trained counselors about urgent concerns. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program
Find counseling services for staffers and faculty members through the HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program.
Free and voluntary confidential resource to listen to student, faculty, and staff concerns and identify solutions.
Campus Resources and Programs
BeVocal, the Bystander Intervention Initiative of The University of Texas at Austin, empowers individual Longhorns to prevent high-risk behavior or harm and create a culture of caring for each other's well-being.
Campus Climate Response Team (CCRT)
The CCRT serves as a university-wide resource that develops and facilitates appropriate responses to biased activities on campus.
Emergency Call Boxes
The University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) maintains more than 120 outdoor emergency phones all across campus. Pushing the call button on these phones connects directly with the UTPD, automatically pinpointing the caller's location.
The Office of Emergency Preparedness implements programs and projects in emergency and disaster planning, training, mitigation, response and recovery.
Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety promotes the safe operation of research labs and other facilities on campus for the protection of faculty, staff and students.
Fire Prevention Services
Fire Prevention Services directs a comprehensive program of inspection, prevention, plan review and public education designed to minimize risk and maximize campus safety.
Hazing threatens the safety and wellness of our students, and is not accepted or tolerated on our campus. The Office of the Dean of Students investigates and responds to hazing incidents and also provides resources to help students identify, avoid and prevent it.
Student Emergency Services
Assists students, and in some cases their families and friends, during a personal emergency or crisis. It also administers the campus-wide Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) and the Student Emergency Fund.
Voices Against Violence
Voices Against Violence transforms the campus community by addressing issues of interpersonal violence. Their dynamic programming increases safety, cultivates support and promotes student growth regarding issues of relationship violence, sexual violence and stalking.