News Category: safety

Campus business during change in university instruction, operations

Virus Rendering
March 12, 2020

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell updates university staff on changes in instruction and operations in response to COVID-19.

Know your sources for severe weather information

UT Ready Logo
March 9, 2020

Inclement weather can have a wide range of impacts on the UT Austin campus and its community. Since severe weather has the highest probability of all natural threats to the Forty Acres, Campus Safety and its security partners prepare for seasonal inclement weather year-round.   

COVID-19 Update (Staff)

Virus Rendering
March 8, 2020

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell updates university staff on coronavirus planning and prevention.

Best practices driving Emergency Operations Center move

EOC operating in their current space
Feb. 24, 2020

Before the start of the fall 2021 semester, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will have a new home in the East Campus Garage (ECG). The move will be part of a larger project to plan, design and construct a consolidated space for the EOC and the Campus Safety portfolio.

UTPD’s “Safer by the Slice” rewards safety intervention with free pizza

Safer by the Slice Graphic Ad
Nov. 19, 2019

New this fall, the University of Texas Police Department and University Housing and Dining have teamed up to launch Safer by the Slice. The program’s purpose is to encourage members of the UT community to call 911 any time they feel unsafe.

Showing the way, with safety in mind

campus signage
Nov. 13, 2019

Campus Safety and Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS) are working together on projects that use wayfinding concepts to help make people feel safe and find locations easily. Four projects supporting campus navigation are currently in the works, with expected completion dates of February 2020. Once in place, wayfinding signage will support a reassuring sense of direction to people on main campus and the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC).     

No tricks, only treats with student-led cybersecurity awareness Twitter game

Taylor and Victoria
Oct. 28, 2019

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Information Security Office student employees Taylor King and Victoria Lara have redefined the meaning of ‘Trick or Treat’ with their innovative Twitter game to teach students about cybersecurity using UT’s own Matthew McConaughey.

Fire Prevention Services teaches fire safety to students

UT Elementary School staff with Sparky the Fire Dog and FPS Fire Safety Specialist Roosevelt Easley at right on Safety Day
Oct. 11, 2019

On October 9, Fire Prevention Services (FPS) made their annual visit to the UT Elementary School's Safety Day and Fire Drill, which correlates with National Fire Prevention week October 6 through 12. FPS used this opportunity to highlight the importance of planning and practicing fire drills while teaching fire safety to students ranging in age from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

UT Austin’s Tobacco-Free Campus is a step ahead

Tobacco-Free Campus logo
Oct. 8, 2019

In response to recent illnesses and deaths related to e-cigarettes and warnings from state and federal health agencies about the dangers of vaping, there’s a new trend among higher education to ban e-cigarettes and vaping on college campuses. UT Austin, however, implemented its ban on all tobacco products anywhere on campus property back in April 2012.

Fire Prevention Services educates campus with fire extinguisher training

A student puts out a fire while a other students look on during an annual controlled demonstration put on by Fire Prevention Services
Sept. 27, 2019

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, Fire Prevention Services (FPS) offered a training in the use of fire extinguishers for students, faculty and staff on September 26. The training was free for the UT community. Many students are required by a lab or class to take the training, but FPS encourages everyone to take advantage of trainings such as the one held this month because they can use what they have learned anywhere at any time.