The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (previously known as the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act) contains critical information you should familiarize yourself with about campus safety and security. Described in detail is the University Police Department (UPD): law enforcement arrest authority; crime reporting policies, procedures and responses; working relationships with state and local police; encouragement of prompt reporting of crimes; and access control procedures. Additionally, there is information concerning drug and alcohol abuse prevention, sexual assault information, weapons on campus, and policies on missing students who reside in on-campus housing and fire safety information. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains data about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years detailing the reported crimes that occurred on the UTRGV Brownsville Campus, UTRGV Edinburg Campus, UTRGV McAllen Teaching Site, UTRGV at Starr County Facility, and the support facilities to include property owned or controlled by The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and on public property or property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campuses.

This information is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Reauthorization Act and is provided by The University Police Department. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the Web at or a hard copy will be provided if you contact the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities at 956-665-5375.

During emergency situations the University Police Department can be reached by calling 911 or dialing “HELP” (ext. 4357) from any University phone. For non-emergencies the police can be reached by dialing 956-665-7151. The University Police Department is located at 501 N. Sugar Road or they can be reached at Crimes reported on The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus can be accessed at the following Web address:

Any law enforcement information provided by state law enforcement agencies concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained from the University Police Department at 956-665-7151.