Health & Safety

El Paso, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$17,814 ($7,214)
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College Junior

Health & Safety: I honestly have not heard one thing about sexual assault here on campus whether it happened to someone, or a program was taking place to raise awareness, i am not aware.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The only crime I have heard of since being here is cars getting broken into. That happens all around town.. Signs everywhere reminding you to lock your car and take your valuables with you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The university has improved on the measures of safety within the last 3 years.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally have not experienced any safety issues throughout the time I have been attending school. I feel safe at all times when I walk around campus and I always see security driving around making sure everything is running smoothly in school. One thing that I love about school is that the Police Department are available to receive our calls in case we do not want to walk to our cars on our own. They are kind enough to take our call and come pick us up and escort us to our vehicles to feel safe. Safety is actually a subject that the Police Department takes very serious and they constantly have meetings with all students to help us feel secure and protected.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I am not able to afford the University parking so I have to park nearby the houses close to the University. My car has never been vandalized, the University is centered in a nice neighborhood. I do not feel any threat walking to school not do I feel any threat walking to my classes in the campus. I always see police officers nearby the neighborhood and I always see security officers ready to help in case of any emergencies in campus.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 209th
    Best Student Health Center
  • 801st
    Safest Campuses
  • 1253rd
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristopher Rivera
Clint, TX
Multimedia Journalism
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Outside from all of the fun that's had on campus, UTEP has a good law enforcement system to prevent the fun from getting out of hand. With a police station located on campus, students can be sure that there will always be some sort of law official around the area. Campus police are constantly patrolling in and around campus day and night, either by vehicles, bicycles, or mopeds. Students in the surrounding area do not have to worry about who lurks around the corner or if there is some sort of warning about creeps. Police will respond to any accident—pronto. Above all that, campus police will send out mass e-mails or text messages alerting students if any incidents have occurred within or around campus. Emergency numbers and phones are placed throughout campus, with flashing blue lights that provide a beacon of safety for anyone in trouble.

The University also offers health support, providing students health services at a cheap price. With medical costs being so high in the "real world," students can enjoy a brief period of low-cost doctor visits and medical prescriptions. However, students should not expect to have family or friends also benefit from this deal. UTEP is very observant and careful with patients. Procedures must be taken to show proof that the student is in need of care. Overall, though, the health services staff at UTEP has a very friendly crew ready to serve students.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 1
  • Burglary: 32
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Sex Offenses: 1
  • Vehicle Theft: 9
Security Office
UTEP Police Department
3118 Sun Bowl Dr.
(915) 747-5611
Safety Services
  • Alarm system updates and improvements
  • Alcohol awareness programs
  • Free bicycle registration
  • Lighting surveys
  • Miner Connection
  • Mini Miners Minning for Safety Program
  • Neighborhood crime watch program
  • Personal safety presentations
Health Center
Student Health Center
Union Building East/500 W. University Ave., suite 100
(915) 747-5624
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Health Services
  • Birth control counseling
  • Ear irrigations
  • EKG
  • HIV testing (second Wednesday of each month)
  • Men's health
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Office visits
  • Physical exams
  • Pregnancy testing
  • STD testing
  • Wart removal
  • Women's health
  • Wound care
Day Care Services?

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 77 responses

  • 15% Theft/robberies
  • 14% None
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 3% Gang violence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 6 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 76 responses

  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 7% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 26% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 51% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 77 responses

  • 0% We have campus police?
  • 5% Not very visible.
  • 14% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 49% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 31% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 77 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 5% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 58% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 36% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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