Campus Safety News

UT Welcomes Fans to Florida Game Saturday

UT Knoxville welcomes fans to campus Saturday for the Volunteers’ game against the Gators of the University of Florida and reminds fans of game day logistics and security measures.

UT Knoxville Kicks Off National Campus Safety Awareness Month

KNOXVILLE — UT Knoxville will kick off Safety Awareness Month with Safety Day and swear in the new UT Police Department Chief Gloria Graham at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at the University Center Plaza Walkway to Haslam Business Building. Graham was named chief in July and began serving in early August. She was formerly assistant

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UT’s Annual Safety Day Kicks Off National Campus Safety Awareness Month

UT Knoxville will kick off National Campus Safety Awareness Month with its annual Safety Day on Wednesday, Sept. 1. For the third year in a row, UT is one of several schools that will focus on safety awareness in partnership with the national nonprofit organization Security On Campus Inc. The group aims to prevent violence, substance abuse and other crimes on college and university campuses.

UT’s Fulmer Way to Open in Time for First Home Game on Sept. 4

UT Knoxville will reopen Phillip Fulmer Way in front of Neyland Stadium and the university’s bus transfer facility prior to the first home football game on Sept. 4. The road has been closed since November 2009 to accommodate the current phase of renovations to the stadium.

UTPD Suggests Safer, Quicker Routes for Campus Pedestrians

Andy Holt Avenue at Phillip Fulmer Way is one of the busiest intersections on campus, and UTPD is encouraging members of the campus community to use the pedestrian bridges at the University Center as an alternative to using the crosswalks to ease its congestion.

Learn CPR at the Student Aquatic Center

Classes in CPR, including the use of automated external defibrillators (AED), will be offered twice during the next two weeks at the Student Aquatic Center. Departments are encouraged to send a faculty or staff member to one of the classes.

UT Knoxville Named StormReady University by National Weather Service

UT Knoxville has been recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® university. StormReady encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations and public awareness in partnership with their local National Weather Service office. UT Knoxville is the largest university in the state to achieve StormReady status.

UTPD Granted Accreditation by Campus Law Enforcement Agency

The University of Tennessee Police Department is now one of 23 agencies to be granted accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. IACLEA accreditation means that a department conforms to the highest professional standards for campus law enforcement and protective services.

Check Out UTPD on Facebook and Twitter

The University of Tennessee Police Department feels it is very important to be involved with the campus community. With this in mind, UTPD has set up a Facebook and a Twitter account to help further reach the community. The pages will be updated regularly with different events and programs hosted by UTPD and important safety announcements. Become a fan of UTPD at and follow the deparment on at

Faculty and Staff Asked to Keep Safety in Mind on Game Day

UT Knoxville faculty and staff are encouraged to keep safety in mind as they travel on foot across campus during football game weekends. Stay on normal walking areas such as sidewalks and parking lots, and avoid hazardous shortcuts, including railroads (in particular the CSX rail yard), steep embankments, construction sites and other areas unsuitable for walking. Be safe, have fun and Go Vols!