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Campus Safety and Security Committee

The Campus Safety and Security Committee brings the university community together on a monthly basis to explore safety issues. The associate vice president for Campus Safety and Security chairs and leads the committee, and the director of Emergency Preparedness serves as co-chair.

The committee’s campus representation is dynamic and includes (but is not limited to) departments such as:

  • The Office of the President
  • The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Legal Affairs
  • The University of Texas at Austin Police Department
  • Student Affairs
  • Dean of Students
  • Human Resource
  • University Communications
  • University Health Services
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Information Technology Services
  • Facilities Services
  • Athletics
  • Division of Housing and Food Services
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Libraries

The committee often hosts guest speakers to help this diverse group coordinate and cooperate smoothly on safety efforts. It also provides a forum to discuss current events affecting campus safety and security, and assists with campus-wide communication relating to emergency preparedness planning.

The committee is also instrumental in addressing large-scale safety measures, such as preparing for the possibility of an influenza pandemic and developing university-wide emergency plans. The monthly meetings serve as an opportunity for discussing new communications and reviewing procedures prior to large events.