Contacts for help and how to report an incident
Who can I contact for help?
You can always call 911 if you need immediate assistance, but here are additional contacts if you need help:
- If you want to reach a UHDPS police officer directly, contact 713-743-3333 or locate an emergency call box on campus.
- If you smell gas, find a fire hazard or see a fire, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 713-743-1635.
- If you’re not feeling well, contact the UH Health Center at 713-743-5151.
- If you feel you need psychological services, contact CAPS at 713-743-5454.
- If you locked your keys in your car, need directions or you're having car trouble, contact Parking Enforcement at 713-743-5400.
How can I report an incident on campus?
- You can call UHDPS at 713-743-3333.
- If you would like to remain anonymous when reporting an incident on campus, you can always do so by visiting www.mysafecampus.com or by calling their hotline at 1-800-716-9007.
Helpful Phone Numbers:
|UH Health Center
|My Safe Campus
What is the Security Escort Program and how do I use it?
- The Security Escort Program is a 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 UHDPS police officer, security officer or a member of the Cougar Patrol 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.
- A security escort will be available within minutes to accompany you to your desired location.
Here’s how you can be a part of the Security Escort Program:
- The Cougar Patrol Program is comprised of student workers and is the backbone of the Security Escort Program.
- The Cougar Patrol performs some of the escorts on campus and provides vehicle assistance such as jump-starts and unlocks when Parking Enforcement is unavailable.
- If you are interested in joining
the Cougar Patrol contact the UHDPS:
- By Phone: 713-743-6137
- By Email: email@example.com
Active Shooter Event
Follow these tips from the mayor’s office to stay safe.
Helpful tips to follow in the event of an active shooter on campus:
- If possible, exit the building immediately and call 713-743-3333 to reach UH Police, or dial 911. Do not assume that someone else has called police or emergency personnel.
- If you cannot exit the building, clear the hallway quickly and remain behind closed doors in a locked or barricaded room, if possible.
- Do not leave or unlock the door to see what is going on outside.
- Stay away from windows and remain calm.
- Evacuate the room only when authorities have arrived and instructed you to do so.
- Do not attempt to confront or apprehend the shooter, unless as a last resort
- Victims are selected at random.
- The event is unpredictable and evolves at random.
- Law enforcement is usually required to end an active shooter situation.
- Remain calm and follow instructions.
- Put down any items in your hand (i.e. bags, jackets etc.).
- Raise your hands and spread your fingers. Keep them visible at all times.
- Avoid quick movements and pointing, yelling or screaming.
- Do not stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating.
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To report sexual assault, call 911 or UH Police at 713-743-3333.
Sexual assault is a non-consensual act involving psychological manipulation, physical force, or coercion. It is an act of aggression and violence, and a crime punishable under the laws of the State of Texas.
The University of Houston's definition of sexual assault also includes any touching of an unwilling person's intimate parts (defined as genitalia, groin, breast or breasts, or buttocks or clothing covering them) or forcing an unwilling person to touch another's intimate parts. These acts must be committed either by force, threat, intimidation, or through the use of the victim's mental or physical helplessness of which the accused was aware or should have been aware.