The entire UT Arlington community was shocked and saddened to hear of
the tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University yesterday.
I have sent condolences to President John G. Peters and the NIU
community on behalf of our University family. We mourn their loss.
Though this latest inexplicable act of violence occurred on a campus
more than a thousand miles away, we are mindful of the need to be
Our University has a comprehensive Crisis Management Plan that is
continuously updated and tested. This plan includes an Emergency
Notification Network to alert students, faculty, staff, and visitors of
any incidents if they occur and to provide instructions on what actions
to take in an emergency.
As a precaution, we have our police and security guards on alert and have increased our on-duty police patrols on campus.
To report any suspicious activity or emergency on campus, please call
the UT Arlington Police Department at 817-272-3003 (from a UT Arlington
phone, simply dial 2-3003).
As always, our counseling center staff is available for students at
817-272-3671, and our mental health services staff is available at
817-272-2771. Additionally, our Behavior Intervention Team, which is
trained in providing intervention and a safety net for distressed
students, is available at 817-272-2354.
Any students or parents with specific questions are urged to contact
Frank Lamas, Vice President for Student Affairs, at 817-272-6080.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.