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 learn more on how to respond during an emergency 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.
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.
The Cougar Ride After-Hour Shuttle Service is a program from Parking and Transportation Services that provides rides to and from all on-campus shuttle stops, as well as MD Anderson Library and Cougar Village/Moody Towers. The service is part of the multi-faceted approach of the Transportation & Security Work Group.
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.