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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus takes many precautions to keep students aware of these problems and has many ways to deal with them.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt so comfortable at any school atmosphere. I love how attentive the staff and policemen are towards our safety!!!

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I love how they send updated emails on these issues

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: My campus is a very safe place. There are no crimes that happen on campus. There were only two pretty serious things that happened on campus, but other than that, nothing. Campus police are very good at enforcing the rules and keeping everyone safe.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt scared or unsafe walking alone on campus. I think it's great and we've got such a safe school.


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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
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
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?
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 100 responses

  • 29% None
  • 10% Walking alone
  • 10% Theft/robberies
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 7% Non-students on campus
  • 6% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Drugs
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 3% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 88 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 visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 100 responses

  • 29% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 50% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 7% Not very visible.
  • 2% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 143 responses

  • 47% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 44% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 7% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.


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