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Campus Safety

On-Campus Resources

UH Police Department

The UH Police Department (UHPD) strives to enable students, faculty, staff and visitors to be safe while pursuing their on-campus endeavors by providing excellent police and security services.

Stay Cougar S.A.F.E!

Stay Cougar S.A.F.E. referred to as the “headquarters for all things safety at the University of Houston,” is an on-campus initiative that provides engagement and an online hub of safety resources including UHPD, Office of Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Fire and Life Safety, Parking and Transportation, Automotive and Fleet Management, Risk Management.

UH Emergency Preparedness

Visit the Be Prepared webpage to know how to respond during an emergency as it is crucial to your personal safety and the well-being of those around you.

Accessibility Emergency Preparedness Resources

The Accessibility Emergency Preparedness Resources page helps individuals with disabilities to strive to be as prepared as possible by creating a personal emergency plan and educating themselves about emergency procedures before an emergency happens. They can also follow the general guidance also contained on the Be Prepared webpage. 

UH Alert Emergency Notification System

UH ALERT is the official emergency notification system for the University of Houston. UH ALERT is used to provide prompt notification to students, faculty, and staff in the event that there is a condition that may threaten the health or safety of those on campus.

Security Escorts

The Security Escort service is designed for community members who have safety concerns and would like to have a security officer walk with them as they travel through campus. Based on availability, either a UHPD Security Officer or Police Officer will escort students, faculty and staff to locations beginning and ending on campus.

UH Go App

The UH Go App is your fast pass to everything UH including staying safe on campus. The UH GO Emergency Call feature allows you to share your location so UH Police know exactly where you are. Help is just a tap away.

Sexual Misconduct Support Services

Staff at Sexual Misconduct Support Services (SMSS) at the Women and Gender Resource Center can assist students with emotional support, safety planning, understanding the reporting process, and getting connected to resources on or off campus. This confidential resource offers support to those that have been impacted by any form of sexual misconduct including sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and intimate partner violence. Additionally, SMSS staff can confidentially assist anyone who identifies as a victim/survivor as well as individuals who have been alleged/accused to have caused harm.

Fire Safety Resources

The Office of Fire and Life Safety is dedicated to promoting a safe campus.