UT Arlington
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Programs and Services

For Your Safety

UT Arlington offers the following programs and services for your safety and security. Unless otherwise indicated, more information about these programs can be found at uta.edu/police or by contacting the University’s crime prevention officer at 817-272-3902.

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Campus Clarity

This interactive online course is aimed at providing college students with information and awareness to prevent alcohol and substance abuse. Additionally, Campus Clarity covers University policy and response related to sexual misconduct. All new students at the University are required to take the course. For more information, email conduct@uta.edu.

Campus Crime Watch

Modeled after the nationwide Neighborhood Crime Watch, this program promotes on campus community awareness about crime and how to prevent and report it.

Campus Maintenance

The Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety Office, and the Physical Plant are watchful for safety and security considerations in campus maintenance. Campus facilities are inspected regularly so repairs affecting safety can be made.

Crime Bulletin

Should a serious crime against a person or people happen on campus, the Police Department sends out prompt notification to student and faculty University email addresses.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management at UT Arlington protects the the campus community in the event of disaster through planning, training, drills, and safety exercises.

The Great Escape

In addition to regularly scheduled fire drills, the Great Escape is a vivid simulation and training session on how to survive in the event of a fire. For more information on this and other fire safety measures, visit Fire and Life Safety.

Night Walk

Every year, Student Congress hosts a Night Walk. During the outing, administrators and Student Congress members walk the campus and make suggestions on safety concerns.

Office Security

This organized effort, which includes meetings, security surveys, and informational programs, is designed to reduce or remove crime in the workplace.

Ongoing Safety Education

The University’s crime prevention officer provides additional education and awareness programs centered on various personal safety topics.

Operation ID

This program identifies valuables, including textbooks and bicycles, in order to deter theft and aid in the recovery of stolen property. Engravers are available at each residence hall office and records of the engravings are kept at both the office and the Police Department.

Orientation Programs

UTA Police presents a session on campus safety at all orientation programs. They also host information tables during Parent & Family Weekend and orientation to inform parents and first-year students about University safety measures.

Rape Aggression Defense

The Rape Aggression Defense program (R.A.D.) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques developed for women. The R.A.D. System is a comprehensive, women-only course that teaches awareness, prevention, and risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training.

Security Surveys

The University conducts security surveys of offices and buildings upon request to identify vulnerabilities in access, security, and property control, and to make recommendations for addressing those vulnerabilities.

Silent Witness

This program allows anyone who has witnessed a crime to report the event anonymously. It should not be used to report emergencies or imminent threats.

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