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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: campus is secure at any time of night and there are no dangerous people about

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't recall any issues on campus at least since I've started. I do remember an email of an assult happening near campus to a women that attends UTD when she stopped her car to check out a noise. Campus police are on call and will walk you to your vehicle if you feel uncomfortable.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are blue emergency poles spread throughout the campus just in case someone needs to get a hold of the police quickly, police/ campus officers will walk you to your car or dorm if you don't feel safe, I've never personally felt threatened at night on this campus, the campus is extremely proactive in preventing rape, drug abuse, or any type of violence on campus, and i'm very satisfied with the safety of this campus.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: UTD has great safety and security measures. UTD may not have as active of a social life as its counterparts but when it comes to safety & security, UTD does pretty well.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This feels like a very safe campus.

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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 77 responses

  • 27% None
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 8% Non-students on campus
  • 8% Theft/robberies
  • 8% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 5% Drugs
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 2% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 23 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 75 responses

  • 51% High quality, very convenient.
  • 20% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 15% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

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

  • 30% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 47% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 9% Not very visible.
  • 3% We have campus police?

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

  • 40% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 48% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 3% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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