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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The are security guards are found around campus. Emergency phone numbers can be found in any classroom.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have many programs and organizations to prevent sexual assaults and to help victims that have been assaulted. Also they have emergency button all around campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus. There is always a police in bike seeing where we go and what happen to us. there are emergency phones in case we see something rare on campus or just feel unsafe walking by.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's a definite police presence on campus. During school hours they are visible patrolling in cars and on bikes throughout campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UTEP police are always within reach on or around campus in case of emergencies.


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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 129 responses

  • 17% None
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 8% Criminal activity near campus
  • 6% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 5% Unlit pathways
  • 4% Violence among students
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Dorm safety

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 98 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 127 responses

  • 32% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 53% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 9% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 6% Not very visible.
  • 0% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 155 responses

  • 41% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 50% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 8% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 1% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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