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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center is out of my knowledge because I've never been. But safety is taken seriously on campus, especially during events. The rules are enforced and the school officers work along with city police to maintain a safe environment.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: the promote the safety of students

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The UTEP Police Department is really there for the students. They are a call away and they even provide escorts if one feels unsafe if it is dark outside and one has to walk to his/her car. They also have a self defense class especially aimed at women and you just have to get some friends together and call them up, and they'll set up the class for you.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's hardly any crimes at school, its pretty safe.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are many police officers on campus, but what worries me is that anyone can enter the campus on foot.


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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 90 responses

  • 15% None
  • 14% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Non-students on campus
  • 9% Walking alone
  • 9% Criminal activity near campus
  • 8% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 7% Drugs
  • 5% Excessive drinking
  • 4% Lack of safety escort services
  • 4% Unlit pathways
  • 3% Violence among students
  • 3% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 2% Gang violence
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 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 32 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 86 responses

  • 51% High quality, very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 13% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 1% Poor quality, not very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 89 responses

  • 31% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 51% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 12% 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 89 responses

  • 37% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 54% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 9% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
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