Safety Resources

In the event of an emergency, call 911.

Important Contacts

The following numbers serve both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses unless otherwise noted.

In the event of an emergency, call 911 for ambulance, fire, or police.

Nonemergency TXST University Police Department

Mental Health Crisis

  • 512.245.2208 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
    • outside business hours, select option 2 for students experiencing a crisis or for those calling about a student in crisis
  • 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Support: Call, text, or chat 988
  • San Marcos, 24/7: 1.877.466.0660
  • Round Rock, 24/7: 1.800.841.1255

Housing and Residential Life (San Marcos Campus only)

  • 512.245.4663 to report non-life-threatening emergencies (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
  • All other hours, please contact Staff-On-Call in your residential facility.

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management

  • Staff provide technical expertise and oversee programs that protect students, staff, and faculty from environmental and workplace hazards, assist in emergency response to incidents, and protect the environment from man-made hazards. 
  • 512.245.3616 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and nonemergency 512.738.6650 (only for reporting environmental issues, chemical spills, lab issues, or other non-life-threatening safety concerns all other hours) or emergency 911

Safety Resources

Bobcat Guardian

This free mobile app creates a virtual safety network of friends and family. 

Campus Carry

Read Texas State’s firearms policy, complying with state law, to understand where handguns are allowed and prohibited on campus.

Campus Map

Find your way around campus, and locate specific buildings during an emergency.

Map of Emergency Call Boxes

There are blue-light emergency call boxes throughout campus. By pressing the red button on any of these call boxes, you’ll be connected directly to UPD.

Mental Health Resources

Browse the many mental health resources available on campus for students, friends and family, and faculty and staff.

Sexual Misconduct Reporting

Find information on Title IX, contact the Title IX coordinator, or file a report on sexual misconduct.

Sexual Assault Resources

Browse resources related to sexual assault, including support hotlines, the local women's center, and hospital info.

Safety Trainings and Classes

UPD offers a variety of civilian training programs for the university community, ranging from personal safety to identity theft protection.

Standard Response Protocol

A standard plan of action helps all community members stay safe during an emergency situation.

Support Services

TXST University Police Department

UPD is the university’s principal provider of safety and security for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Explore how UPD serves our community through round-the-clock patrols, safety training, and community engagement all aimed at fostering a safer campus.

The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers free, confidential counseling as well as online mental health resources to currently enrolled Texas State students.

Behavior Assessment Team

The BAT consults with TXST faculty, staff, and administration who have expressed concern about a student's behavior.

Dean of Students CARE Center

The CARE Center works with individuals and offices across the university and the San Marcos community to assist students who have been impacted by an emergency.