There are more than 120 yellow emergency phones across campus. If you need police assistance, push the blue button on the phone to immediately alert UTPD. The police will know which phone you are calling from, so they will know where you are.
If your purse or backpack is snatched, don’t fight the thief. There is nothing in it that can’t be replaced. It is not worth getting hurt over.
Avoid walking alone as much as possible. Having other people nearby is a great defense.
Be alert when you’re alone. Be aware of who is around you.
Walk confidently, directly and at a steady pace. Attackers look for someone who appears vulnerable.
Walk near the curb; avoid shrubbery or other places of concealment.
Avoid isolated or poorly lighted places and unpopulated areas such as alleys and vacant lots or buildings.
Do not hitchhike.
Be careful when people in a car stop and ask you for directions. Always reply from a distance and never get too close to the car.