Staying Safe on Campus

Welcome to the University Housing Emergency Preparedness website. On this site, you will find information which may assist you in living safely while the U of A is your home.

We have designed this site to contain important information that may be useful during an emergency. This information is only useful if you are familiar with the proper response "before" an emergency occurs. We recommend you take a few minutes and read through the information. Taking the time now may make the difference if an emergency actually occurs while you are on campus.

Each link to the left of the page contains basic information, guidelines and highlights pertinent information that may be helpful in the event of an emergency that could affect students and the operations at the University of Arkansas.

We also have prepared an Emergency Preparedness Response and Crisis Management Plan that will guide the U of A through any emergency. We strongly encourage you to "do your part" and become familiar with your role by reading the information provided on this site. Feel free to contact our office with any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Although we hope to never have to initiate an emergency plan, we want to reassure you that we are prepared, as we strive to have the safety and security of our campus as a top priority.

Staying Safe on Campus

University of Arkansas Emergency Preparedness Website

The University of Arkansas would like to remind students to be aware of your surroundings and take safety precautions, especially when utilizing the expanded Mullins Library and Arkansas Union hours during finals.

When crossing campus, day or night, it is important for you to be aware of your surroundings and be alert for anyone approaching you or your vehicle. It is better to go out in groups, or with at least one other person. If you feel in danger, never hesitate to call UAPD.

Please follow these general safety precautions when traversing campus:

  • If you must go out alone, use caution when walking after dark. Always be aware of your surroundings. It is better to walk with someone.
  • Go out in groups, call for an escort or use Safe Ride.
  • Razorback Patrol Escort Service is available Sunday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. and provides escorts on campus. Call 479-575-5000 for an escort or text 479-249-2188.
  • Police officers will provide escorts when Razorback Patrol Cadets are off duty. Request a police escort by calling 479-575-2222.
  • Safe Ride is available Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. and provides service from anywhere in the Fayetteville city limits to your official residence as indicated in UAConnect. Contact Safe Ride by calling 479-575-SAFE (7233).
  • Stay alert for anyone approaching you or your vehicle. Do not hesitate to contact the police department at 479-575-2222.
  • If needed use on of the emergency/information “e-phones” located across campus. These phones directly connected to the UAPD communication center.

For More Information Regarding Safety on Campus:

Individuals or groups seeking safety education information or support are encouraged to contact Pat Walker Health Center, Department of Health Promotion and Education STAR Central Office, at 575-7252.

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