Health & Safety

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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are phones you can pick up and use if you're scared and want to be walked out at the end of the night, campus cops are usually all around. I've never felt unsafe.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Police and other safety patrols are easily visible during most hours giving the campus a generally safe vibe

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The officers stand at the bridge to the parking lots for night school students security.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have only seen the police twice. I feel scared sometimes walking to my car at night by myself. The need more protection.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Sometimes it is scary to walk across the parking lot at 10pm when my class ends. Although there is lighting across the lot, sometimes the security officers aren't there to escort you to the car. I know you can call them, but I will feel safe if I actually saw them outside watching the students get into their cars. Tip of advice: Carry pepper spray just in case.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 140th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 752nd
    Most Visible Campus Police
  • 776th
    Safest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tue Tran
Hometown
Hanoi, Vietnam
Major
Accounting, MIS
Grad Year
2015
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Most students say they feel safe on the UTD campus. Even walking alone at night doesn’t pose any real threat, as there are a lot of open, well-lit spaces between buildings to discourage criminal activity. However, if you do prefer company to keep you safe, either walk with a buddy or call the campus escort service. Campus escorts don't stop for a single hour during the year, so don’t hesitate to call if you need someone to walk you to your apartment after your wild New Year's party. The police patrol regularly all day, communicate well with students, and respond efficiently to emergency situations. They are not easy on crimes and violations, though, so think twice or even thrice before you do anything stupid. And don’t park without the right permit or drive too fast—translation: 25 mph or more—on campus; they say the PD runs a good business just out of these two fines.

The Student Health Center is a good place to visit if you have health concerns that are not life-threatening. You will make an appointment and fill out some forms for their records. The center provides little treatment or prescription, but their free diagnosis and consultation is worth your time. Often, the actual treatment will be outsourced to off-campus institutions. The Student Wellness Center, on the other hand, helps you enjoy your college experience to the fullest by offering counseling on sex health, fitness, stress management, and drug-related issues. They give out free condoms, too.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 2
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 16
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 2
Security Office
UT Dallas Police Department
(972) 883-2331
www.utdallas.edu/enroll/visit/safety.php
Safety Services
  • 24-hour campus escorts
  • Basic training in self-defense and emergency response
  • Bike registration
  • Emergency phones
  • Lost and found
Health Center
Student Health Center
Student Services Building 4.700
(972) 883-2747
www.utdallas.edu/healthcenter
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Birth control
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing
  • Minor emergency care
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pregnancy counseling
  • Referrals
  • Routine checkups and sports physicals
  • STD screening and treatment
  • Treatment of chronic stabilized diseases
  • Treatment of general medical illnesses
Day Care Services?
Yes
Did You Know?
Students interested in and capable of law enforcement can apply to work with the UTD Police Department. Participants will assist the PD in being walking escorts, crime prevention, vehicle assistance, and some other support roles.

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 68 responses

  • 29% None
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Theft/robberies
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Gang violence

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 67 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 16% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 54% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 67 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 10% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 48% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 28% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 68 responses

  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 38% Extremely safe and secure on campus.

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