The University of Houston takes the safety and security of our campus community very seriously. The University of Houston Emergency Operations Center is your single resource for up-to-the-minute information about campus emergency incidents including school closures or announcements about unfavorable weather conditions. To ensure your student receives emergency email notifications and text messages, please have them verify their information in the myUH system (student instructions). Parents and family members can also join our mailing list to receive notifications.
The University's Department of Public Safety strives to maintain a safe environment for all individuals on campus. Some of their services they offer the university community are:
Emergency call boxes have been placed at various locations on the University of Houston campus. Call boxes connect directly to our University Police Communications Division and can be used to request police assistance, escorts, assists with vehicle problems, and information.
Our security escort service is designed for community members who have safety concerns and desire having another present when traversing the campus. Based on availability, either a UHDPS Police Officer, Security Officer, or Cougar Patrol member will escort students, faculty and staff to locations beginning and ending on campus.
As part of the Operation I.D. program, UHDPS has engravers program that students may borrow to engrave their belongings. Engravingvaluables with a driver's license number or other identifying information will aid police agencies in identifying you as the property's owner while also preventing a thief from choosing to steal your belongings because they are more identifiable.
If your student has a bicycle on campus, UHDPS encourages students to register their bikes for free at either the UHDPS Police Department located at 3869 Wheeler St or the Online Bicycle Registration Form. A reflective numbered registration sticker will be provided to be affixed to the bicycle frame to make identification by police easier. Registration may provide the only means of returning a stolen bicycle once it is recovered by police.