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Campus Safety and Security

Campus safety and security is of the highest priority at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU).  WTAMU strives to provide a healthy, safe, and secure environment for all members of the campus community.  The following campus entities provide campus-wide safety and security support and service.

Please note:  In an emergency, call 911


University Reports

Campus Security and Fire Safety Report >> (2016-2017 PDF)

WTAMU's Campus Security and Fire Safety Report includes a crime report, safety checklists, emergency phone numbers, policy statements, descriptions of emergency campus services, information about the security of campus facilities and residence halls, sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, weapon violations, and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. A printed copy will be provided upon request from the office of Student Affairs or the University Police Department.

Code of Student Life >> (PDF)
 


University Police Department  (UPD)       

The West Texas A&M University Police Department is a full-service police department. 

UPD offers multiple services, including:

  • Vehicle unlocks and boosts
  • Vehicle escorts
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Domestic/Dating Violence
  • Crime Prevention
  • Operation Dark Star (Campus Lighting)
  • Bomb and Biochemical Threats
  • Operation LockOut Theft
  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
  • Victim Assistance
  • Parking
  • University Lock Shop

For additional information, contact UPD at 806-651-2300 or visit www.wtamu.edu/police.


Environmental Health and Safety Program

General Safety Environmental Health and Safety (GS-EHS)

The Environmental Health and Safety program (EHSP) is responsible for general safety, by promoting safe work and health practices, to all faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  Examples of General Health and Safety components include:  office safety, proper lifting techniques, trip and fall prevention. 

For additional information, contact EHS at 806-651-4261. The General Safety Environmental Health and Safety program also includes the following components:

Academic Research Environmental Health and Safety (AR-EHS)

The Academic and Research Environmental Health and Safety Program (AR-EHS) establishes required and best management practices and training to provide a safe research environment. AREHS facilitates the WTAMU campus research compliance committees, laboratory inspections, laser and radiation safety, chemical procurement and inventory, export controls, financial conflict of interest, occupational health, and over 60 standard operating procedures found at:  www.wtamu.edu/sops 

For additional information, contact AR-EHS at 806-651-2740 or visit www.wtamu.edu/arehs.

Fire and Life Safety Environmental Health and Safety (FLS-EHS)

The Fire and Life Safety Environmental Health Safety Program (FLS-EHS) provides advisory and technical support and training to the University community related to fire and life safety, including:  managing safety risk, assessing and evaluating the environment, promoting safe work practices, providing educational training programs, and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards.

For additional information, contact FLS-EHS at 806-651-2134 or visit www.wtamu.edu/flsehs.


Risk Management (RM)

The Risk Management Office (RM) at West Texas A&M University seeks to minimize the adverse effects of unpredictable events by identifying, evaluating, and controlling loss exposures faced by the University to preserve human, physical, and financial assets.

Risk Management supports the following university functions:

  • Risk Assessment is intended for the practicality of adopting programs of self-insurance, or self assumption, in whole or in part, consistent with the probable frequency, severity and impact of losses on the financial stability of the A&M System and/or WTAMU.
  • Hazard Matrix is a tool to help develop a process for identifying and discussing potential risk issues.
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance – 1st report of Injury Witness Report Camps -Each camp is required to maintain general liability and accident medical insurance coverage through The Texas A&M University System which is handled through RM.
  • Insurance procurement availability of insurance coverage for university vehicles and equipment subject to the practicality of adopting programs of self-insurance, or self assumption, in whole or in part, consistent with the probable frequency, severity and impact of losses on the financial stability of the A&M System and/or WTAMU.
  • Records Retention
  • Campus Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T)

For additional information, contact RM at 806-651-2961 or visit www.wtamu.edu/risk.


Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs promotes an educational and safe environment that enhances student involvement and development by offering rich and varied programs, services and facilities that support lifelong learning, safety, and health.

Student Affairs provides the following safety and health services:

  • Behavioral Intervention Team (BITeam)
  • Code of Student Life
  • Complaint resolution
  • Emergency notifications
  • Student judicial affairs
  • Student Medical
  • Student Disability Services
  • Student Counseling Services

For additional information, contact 806.651.2050 or visit  http://www.wtamu.edu/student-support/student-affairs.aspx.


Human Resources

To support the university in achieving its mission while providing comprehensive human resource and payroll services.


Travel Safety

For additional information, contact: 806-651-2090


 

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