The University of Houston is an open campus filled with people who care about each other. Because of its open accessibility, all students, faculty and staff are encouraged to exercise a sense of personal responsibility for their own safety and well-being, and the safety and well-being of others. While crime can happen anywhere, when we act as a community that knows and cares about the safety of others, ourselves and our property, we lessen the likelihood of being victimized, and we showcase our Cougar Pride. 

Throughout the year, we'll highlight safety and prevention tips related to an array of campus issues. This month, we want to share with you information on contacts for help. For other safety and crime prevention information, see additonal tips.

Cell Phone Safety

Did you know that cell phone theft accounts for a third of the robberies in the U.S.? Keep these tips in mind!

  • Keep your phone in your pocket, purse or backpack when you’re not using it.
  • Don’t leave your phone unattended. 
  • Don’t lend your phone to someone you don’t know.
  • Add apps that will remotely track, lock and/or erase personal information on your smartphone if it’s ever lost or stolen.
  • If you have photos, emails, contacts, videos or anything else that you want to make sure is available if your smartphone is ever lost or stolen, save it somewhere else, such as a computer, USB drive or cloud service.