Campus Safety & Security Resources

UTPD Bicycle Police on the Main Mall.

Safety Resources

University of Texas Police Department
For Emergencies: Dial 911. Police Department Office: 512-471-4441.
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.

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)512-232-5050
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.

Use SURE Walk, a student-run volunteer group that provides walks to and from campus to students, faculty members and staffers. Phone: 512-232-9255.

UT Night Rides
UT Night Rides provides a Lyft away from main campus to your home seven days a week from midnight to 4 a.m.

LiveSafe at UT Austin
LifeSafe at UT Austin is a free mobile app that gives the UT community immediate access to police dispatch via text. Users can also submit photos and videos directly to officers.

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 Line512-471-CALL (512-471-2255)
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.

University Ombuds
Free and voluntary confidential resource to listen to student, faculty, and staff concerns and identify solutions.

Campus Resources and Programs

Report Violence, Misconduct, Harassment, or Discrimination
Learn about the reporting process, support services available, and your options.

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.

Victim's Advocate Network: 512-232-9699
The Victim's Advocate Network (VAN) is a 24/7 on-call network that responds at the request of UT police officers. VAN provide Mental Health First Aid and linkage to the appropriate campus or community resources for ongoing support.

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.

Campus Safety
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.

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.