Campus Safety News

Tornado Drill Today; Find Our Hidden Prizes Around Campus

After Wednesday’s severe weather, we want to remind you about staying safe in the event of a tornado hitting campus. There is a tornado awareness drill today using the UT Alert text and email system. Follow the @utknoxville Snapchat to find hidden prizes around campus.

Information for Faculty and Staff about Concealed Handgun Law

This spring the General Assembly passed Public Chapter 1061. The law, which takes effect on July 1, allows generally all UT full-time employees with a valid handgun permit to carry a concealed handgun on UT property. The university has adopted a new safety policy concerning firearms and has posted a list of commonly asked questions.

UT Alert and Safety Notices 101

UT Police Department has received some questions about how they notify students about emergency situations that occur on or around our campus. There is also ongoing confusion about the difference between UT Alert text and e-mail messages and the e-mails that everyone receives that always start with “Safety Notice” in the subject line.

UT Alert and Safety Notices 101: Clery Act Geography

UT Police Department has received some questions about how they notify students about emergency situations that occur on or around our campus. The below information further explains which areas are covered by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and would constitute a UT Alert or Safety Notice to be sent out.

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful

Brrr—it’s cold out there. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the university’s inclement weather policy. Remember that UT will remain open except in the most severe weather conditions, and please note the ways that we will notify you in the event of a closure or delay in our normal operating schedule.

Southeastern Portion of UT Campus Hit by Power Outage

The southeastern part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus has experienced a power outage because workers cut a major power line while doing a streetscape project on Lake Loudoun Boulevard. Buildings affected include Neyland Stadium, Thompson-Boling Arena, Pasqua Engineering Building, Claxton Educational Complex, the College of Nursing, the Communications/Student Services Building, the Solar Houses,

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UTPD Hosts Training Exercise

The UT Police Department hosted a multiagency training exercise last week to evaluate emergency response to a number of potentially violent situations on campus. Nearly one hundred individuals from UTPD, the Knoxville Police Department, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tennessee Valley Authority Police participated in the event.

UT Welcomes Fans to Alabama Game Saturday

UT Knoxville welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the Volunteers’ game against the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama and reminds them of game day logistics and security measures. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Gates open at 5 p.m. ESPN will televise the game.

2010 Campus Security Booklet Now Available Online

The 2010 Security Booklet for the Knoxville campus is now available online. The booklet meets the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policies and Campus Crime Statistics Act, regarding the reporting of crime statistics and policies by the university.