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Public Safety on Campus

Your Safety is a Top Priority ranks UTHSC as the 9th safest college in America, out of 490 institutions.
This ranking was determined by compiling crime data from the FBI, as well as from the community surrounding campus. No submission or data provided by the institutions was used.
UTHSC Campus Police is accessible 24 hours / day, 7 days / week, year-round.
UTHSC Campus Police can be reached via phone at 901.448.4444, RAVE Guardian App, or from multiple emergency phone boxes/towers located throughout campus.
UTHSC has invested over $26 million in security enhancements recently.
This includes:
  • Installation of 3,636 cameras
  • 470 access-controlled doors
  • 150 panic alarms strategically located throughout campus

UTHSC Campus Police presently employs:

33 police officers

23 security officers

6 dispatchers


Messages from the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor


Campus Police Information

UTHSC Alerts

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During an emergency situation, every second counts and communication is critical. This is why UTHSC Campus Police has taken steps to ensure that you receive emergency notifications in as many ways as possible.



Safety Escorts

Safety Escorts are available from dusk until dawn for faculty, staff, and students requesting assistance to and from your vehicle or work location in the Medical District. Please call UTHSC Campus Police Dispatch at 901.448.4444 to request a safety escort. Safety escorts are also provided for anyone in their last trimester of pregnancy or anyone with a temporary injury. Learn more about safety escorts on the UTHSC Campus Police website.


Phone Numbers and Campus Police Locations

Emergency Police Response:
  • Dial x8-4444 from a university phone for immediate police, fire, or medical response.
  • From a non-university phone or cell phone, dial 901.448.4444.
911 Calls:
  • When you are on UTHSC campus property, call Campus Police Dispatch 901.448.4444 for 911 calls. 
Non-Emergency Police Response:
  • For non-emergency police response on campus, dial 901.448.4440.
Inclement Weather Closing Information:
  • Dial x8-8423 (x8-8ice) from a campus phone for inclement weather closing information.
  • From a non-university phone, dial 901.448.8423.
TTY (Speech and/or Hearing Impaired) Communications
  • Off Campus the phone number is 901.448.6889 (901.44TO.TTY).
  • On Campus dial (xTO.TTY).

Security Desk Locations and Telephone Numbers

Campus Map with Police Call Boxes


Crime Prevention and Education

The Campus Police has a comprehensive crime prevention and Education Safety Program. This program includes providing literature and general information on personal safety, protection of property, car and motorcycle theft prevention, office security, night safety, campus watch, sexual assault, acquaintance rape, harassing telephone calls, and vacation tips. Crime prevention classes and safety seminars are held upon request and during both new hire and new student orientation.


Counseling Resources

Counseling services available:

  • Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion (SASSI): 901.448.CARE, available 24/7
  • University Health Services (UHS): 901.448.5630
      • UHS after hours emergency: 901.541.5654

Community resources available:

  • Memphis Crisis Center: 901.CRISIS7 (274.7477)
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988



Feb 5, 2024