Campus Safety

Campus Safety

TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE CAMPUS SAFETY

There is nothing as important to us as the safety and security of all members of the UAT community. In order to ensure that UAT's campus is as safe as possible for every member of our community, all students, faculty and staff members are given the shared responsibility of helping us maintain a secure environment.

Crime Reports and Statistics

At UAT we are compliant with all of the latest State and Federal safety and security regulations including the Jeanne Clery Act. This requires that information regarding any criminal activity be made public knowledge. While UAT has little noticeable crime we still feel it vital to keep our students alert and informed.

As part of the University's continuing campaign to keep students and staff members vigilant about issues related to safety and security, we also publish an annual campus security & fire report. You may print a paper version of the Annual Security & Fire Report or contact the Office of Campus Safety or a member of Student Services to obtain a paper copy. Anyone who would like a copy mailed to them should include their full name and mailing address with their request.

It is also important for members of the UAT community to be careful and knowledgeable about fire prevention and safety. Tips on fire prevention and safety can be found on the CDC's prevention tips page.

Questions, concerns and comments regarding campus safety should be directed to the Campus Safety Manager at 602-383-8242.

UNIVERSITY OF ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY

2625 W. Baseline Road
Tempe, AZ 85283-1056

Main Telephone: 602-383-8228
Out of State: 877-UAT-GEEK (877-828-4335)
Fax: 602-383-8222

UAT offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (MST), and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST).

Student safety

Because UAT is open around the clock, University staff and students take campus safety very seriously. Safety assistants and staff are here to ensure your safety through all the late nights on and around campus.If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact the safety staff at safety@uat.edu.

In the event of an immediate threat to your person or UAT property dial 911.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION:

602-383-8242
emergency@uat.edu

RAINN SAFETY TIPS

  1. Trust your instincts and be yourself. If you feel unsafe, or even uncomfortable, in any situation, go with your gut. Don't worry about what others think; your own safety comes first.
  2. Use your cell phone as a tool. Make sure it's fully charged before you leave home and if you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, shoot a quick text for a friend-assist. Make a plan before you go out just in case your phone dies, so you can meet up with your friends at a specific location at a certain time.
  3. Be careful when leaving status or away messages online and when using the check-in feature on Facebook or Foursquare. Leaving information about your whereabouts reveals details that are accessible to everyone. Use common sense so that someone can't track your every move. If you wouldn't give the information to a stranger, then don't put it on your online profile.
  4. Wait to let your guard down until people earn your trust. A college campus can foster a false sense of security. Don't assume people you've just met will look out for your best interests; remember that they are essentially strangers.
  5. Don't be afraid to hurt someone's feelings. If you find yourself in an unsafe situation it's OK to lie. Make up an excuse as to why you have to go. It's better to make up a reason to leave than to stay in a possibly dangerous situation. Your safety comes before someone else's feelings.
  1. If you see something, say something! Intervene if a situation seems questionable or if someone's safety is at risk. By taking action you can prevent a crime from being committed. Remember you can also contact your resident assistant or campus police.
  2. Stick with your friends and watch out for each other. Arrive together, check in with one another throughout the night, and leave together. Think twice about going off alone and if, for whatever reason, you have to separate from your friends, let them know where you are going and who you are with.
  3. Drink responsibly and know your limits. Don't accept drinks from people who you don't know or trust and never leave your drink unattended. If you have left your drink alone, get a new one. Always watch your drink being prepared. At parties, stick to drinks you got or prepared yourself instead of common open containers like punch bowls.
  4. Watch out for your friends. If a friend seems out of it, is way too intoxicated for the amount of alcohol they've had, or is acting out of character, get him or her to a safe place. If you suspect that you or a friend has been drugged, call 911. Be explicit with doctors so they can administer the correct tests.
  5. Be aware of your surroundings. Whether you're walking home from the library or at a party be mindful of potential risks. Get to know your campus and learn a well-lit route back to your dorm or place of residence. Think of a safe exit strategy. Are there people around who might be able to help you? Is there an emergency phone nearby?

For more information go to rainn.org

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

UAT has partnered with Omnilert's e2Campus concerning our Emergency Network System. This campus alert system enables UAT to communicate with our entire campus community.

STUDENT PROTECTION AND LIFE SAFETY

  • Campus Safety Alerts

    Rapidly notify students, faculty and staff of incidents on campus and in the surrounding areas regarding issues such as severe weather, fires, power outages, gas leaks, chemical spills, vandalism and acts of violence.
  • Public Health Emergencies

    Sustain communications throughout public health emergencies, such as H1N1. Provide safety and preventions tips, symptom information, vaccine logistics (locations, times and follow-up reminders), and more.
  • Campus Evacuations

    Manage evacuations, provide shelter-in-place guidance, and issue status updates and re-entry instructions.
  • Class Cancellations

    Alert students, faculty and staff of facility closures and class cancellations/resumptions.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE
AND MANAGEMENT

  • Crisis Team Activation

    Assemble emergency response teams and alert campus and public law enforcement agencies to a situation.
  • Response Team Management

    Notify and assemble incident response teams. Leverage conference calls to brief the team and determine next steps.
  • Campus Briefings

    Coordinate briefings with campus safety and university officials using on-the-fly conference calling. Alert students, faculty and staff of facility closures and class cancellations/resumptions.

CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS
AND COMPLIANCE

  • Situation Updates

    Provide ongoing status updates as an incident progresses and is resolved.
  • Rumor Control

    Prevent the spread of misinformation and rumors through proactive, ongoing communications.
  • Policy Changes

    Alert students, faculty and staff to changes in campus policies and procedures.
  • Compliance

    Comply with the Clery Act and U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) notification through automated notifications and extensive audit trail reporting.

Jeanne Clery Crime Definitions

Criminal Homicide:

  1. the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another
  2. the killing of another person through gross negligence

Sex Offenses:

    1. any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
    2. Forcible Rape: the carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or against person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth). This offense includes the forcible rape of both males and females
    3. Forcible Sodomy: is oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
    4. Sexual Assault With an Object: is the use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity. An object or instrument is anything used by the offender other than the offender's genitalia. Examples are a finger, bottle, handgun, stick, etc.
    5. Forcible Fondling: is the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or, not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity

Robbery:

  1. Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault:

  1. Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.

Burglary:

  1. Burglary is the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft:

  1. Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Arson:

  1. Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Policy on Drugs and Alcohol

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments require University of Advancing Technology to adopt and put into effect a program to prevent the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol by students and employees on University property or in University facilities, or at University events, and to offer an anti-drug and alcohol abuse program.

University of Advancing Technology is committed to maintaining an environment free of illegal drugs and drug and UAT alcohol abuse. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (effective 9-1-90) require the distribution of the following information to all students and employees.

UAT's Complete Policy on Drugs and Alcohol:

Download the complete policy here.