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.