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.

What is the Security Escort Program and how do I use it?

  • The Security Escort Program is a free service available for UH faculty, staff and students.
  • You can use this service if you ever have safety concerns or feel uncomfortable walking alone across campus at night.
  • Based on availability, either a UH police officer or security officer will escort you to your desired location, which includes campus parking lots.
  • Locations must begin and end on campus.
  • Call UHDPS at 713-743-3333 or locate a call box and ask for a security escort. You also may request a security escort via email at
  • A security escort will be available within minutes to accompany you to your desired location.
  • The program also offers free vehicle assistance, such as jump-starts and unlocks, when Parking Enforcement is unavailable.