The unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, promotion, possession, or use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol are prohibited in and on UT Arlington property and as part of any activity. The enforcement of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to under-age drinking; possession, use, and sale of drugs; and any other criminal occurrences is handled by the UT Arlington Police Department in conjunction with the Office of Community Standards. The alcohol policy in its entirety may be found in the Handbook of Operating Procedures and the UT System’s Regents’ Rules and Regulations. They may also be found online by searching uta.edu/policy.
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, housed in UT Arlington Health Services, offers a program that assists employees and students in making appropriate decisions regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. The program emphasizes education, programming, support, intervention, and short-term counseling. If an individual is identified as being chemically dependent, he or she will be referred to recovery resources in the Metroplex. Students in a state of recovery from drugs or alcohol addiction will be assisted through the Center for Students in Recovery. Resources offered include recovery coaching, programming, sober social activities, and mentorship. For more information about these services, contact the coordinator for substance abuse prevention at 817-272-2771.
The University prohibits the use of all tobacco products on campus property at all times. UT Arlington is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff who wish to stop using tobacco products with the resources they need. For more information on tobacco cessation programs, visit uta.edu/tobaccofree.
Call 817-272-3003 for medical emergencies on campus. The number is also on emergency decals displayed on campus telephones. Give the nature of the emergency, the location, and a phone number where you can be called back. Police and an ambulance will respond based on the initial call. Police Department personnel are trained in CPR and other first aid procedures and will provide stabilization until the ambulance arrives.
Counseling Services offers free individual counseling and workshops that teach students more effective strategies for coping with stress and anxiety, studying smarter, creating a support network, improving self-esteem, finding a career, and more. Contact 817-272-3671 or visit uta.edu/counseling for more information.
In case of illness or injury, UT Arlington Health Services provides medical, mental health, and pharmacy services for the student community. Health insurance is not required to receive treatment. In addition to routine care, Health Services provides low-cost prescription medications, laboratory tests, x-rays, women’s health services, and immunizations. Psychological and psychiatric services are available. More information may be found at uta.edu/healthservices.
Health Services offers a variety of mental health resources for eligible students. Individuals may receive help with problems in daily living or mental health concerns such as depression, stress, grief, interpersonal issues, anxiety, phobias, eating disorders, and psychoses. Appointments can be made with the office staff, and no referral is necessary. If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, walk-in counselors are available to help during normal business hours. After hours, contact UT Arlington police at 817-272-3003, dial 911, or contact the Crisis Link 24-hour hotline at 800-784-2433. For more information on mental health services, visit uta.edu/mentalhealth.