This page is an essential tool for sharing emergency preparedness plans and providing relevant information in case an emergency arises at the University or in the surrounding area.
From this page, you can access current emergency guidelines for various hazards and other information and resources by clicking on the links to the left. Please bookmark this page for future reference, and make yourself familiar with the emergency guidelines provided so that you will be ready to respond in the event of an emergency.
The Vice President for Business Affairs has primary responsibility for emergency management on campus. In the event of an emergency, at the direction of the Incident Commander (VP for Business Affairs), the Emergency Operations Center is activated to manage the incident and receive and disseminate information to the University community.
Campus Police is available around the clock by calling 956-882-8232 or 956-882-2222 for emergencies. There are also emergency phones strategically located throughout the campus, which connect directly to Campus Police. Please remember you can always call 911 during a life threatening emergency.
In addition, the University established an emergency notification system (ENS) that is activated during emergencies. The ENS is used to send alerts via text to email, mobile phones and computer screens and via audio to campus telephones, indoor and outdoor speakers.
The safety of every member of the university community is of utmost importance to us. Please feel free to contact the Office of the VPBA for additional information or provide feedback using the virtual suggestion box.