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 critically important to every department on campus.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Emergency Preparedness
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.

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.

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Campus Safety and Security

The Campus Safety and Security Office enhances the safety efforts of the university, overseeing the following departments: Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Health and Safety, Fire Prevention Services, Parking and Transportation, and the University of Texas Police Department.

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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.