Timely warnings will be made to the campus when any Clery Act Crime or crime is reported, the crime occurs in our campus area, and is considered by the University to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

Timely Warning/Emergency Notification Statement

Emergency Notifications will be made through "Katsafe" when there is an immediate or impending threat (that is confirmed) to the health and safety of the University Community.  Examples include outbreaks of serious illness, approaching extreme weather, earth quake, gas leak, terrorist incident, an armed intruder, bomb threat, civil unrest and/or explosion.  Timely notifications will be listed here and on the Katsafe webpage accessible on the SHSU home web page using the Katsafe icon.

Timely Notification

April 24, 2017

On Friday April 21, 2017, an officer was dispatched to Huntsville Memorial Hospital (110 Memorial Hospital Drive) in reference to a report of a sexual assault.  Upon arrival, officer met with a female complainant who reported that a known male friend had sexually assaulted her in residence on campus.  Based on information provided by the victim, no exigent threat was deemed to the University campus.  An investigation into the incident is underway.

March 27, 2017

During the early morning hours of March 27, 2017, possibly after 2 AM, two of our residential units that included Sam Houston Village (1600 Sam Houston Avenue) and Bearkat Village (2400 Montgomery Road) experienced approximately twenty vehicles with shattered windows.  At the time of this notification, several of the victims reported nothing missing from the vehicle; however, other did report items of personal property missing.  It should be noted that apartment complexes in the surrounding area also experienced this type of incident as well.  Reports taken by the Huntsville Police Department indicated as many as fifty vehicles damaged.  We encourage the University community to report all suspicious behavior to the University Police Department or the Huntsville Police Department, and not to store personal property of exceeding value in your vehicle.

The University Police Department would highly encourage anyone with information to please contact the University Police Department at 936-294-1800 with any information.  Also, the Huntsville Police Department can be contacted as well at 936-291-5480 with any information.   

March 23, 2017

On March 21, 2017, an officer was dispatched to Bearkat Village (2401 Montgomery Road) where a female student reported her vehicle was stolen.  The vehicle is described as a gray Dodge SUV bearing Texas registration HJN-3116.  The vehicle was determined to be stolen sometime between March 20th at 10 PM and March 21st at 4 PM.  Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the SHSU Police Department at 936-294-1800.

March 21, 2017

On March 20, 2017 at 10:45 PM, officer were dispatched to Raven Village, located at 2133 Avenue I, in reference to a reported robbery.  Upon arrival, officers met with a complainant and his girlfriend who reported that while he was delivering food he was rushed by a black male who attempted to steal his belongings.  A struggle ensued and the complainant stated that his car keys were stolen.  The girlfriend reported that when she exited the vehicle to help her boyfriend, a black female exited the suspect vehicle and stole her personal property from the passenger side of their vehicle.  The suspects then fled in a Dodge Durango with paper plates.  An investigation into the incident is underway.

UPDATE March 23, 2017 - Our investigator has determined that a robbery did not occur.  During the course of the initial follow up investigation completed by on scene police officers, the personal property taken from the female complainant was found returned at her residence.  Following this new development, our investigators were able to identify the suspect and the suspect’s female acquaintance involved in this incident. As a result, it has been determined that a civil matter between a husband, involved in an extra-marital affair, was involved in a dispute with his wife.  From information obtained, it appears that the complainant was summoned to the location based upon his food delivery business in an attempt by the wife to retrieve mutually owned property.  As a result of attempting to regain possession of mutually owned property, a struggle (assault) ensued after which the wife and a friend of hers fled in the Dodge Durango with paper plates.  Based on the newly obtained information, a “False Report to a Peace Officer” charge is being sought on the original complainant for providing false information to a peace officer.  The complainant appears to have used the report of a criminal offense to further his ambitions over his wife's.

February 20, 2017

A female student reported that on February 18, 2017, at approximately 10:00 PM, she was a victim of a robbery.  The occurred in front of Estill Hall in the 1000 block of Bearkat Boulevard (16th Street).  The victim reported that she had just left work and was returning to her residence on campus.  Upon exiting her vehicle, she was approached by two black males who demanded all of her cash.  Fearing for her immediate safety, the victim handed over U.S. Currency to the suspect who then fled in an older model blue pickup truck. The victim described the suspects as follows:

  • Suspect 1 - a black male, no facial hair, darker skin, bushy eye brows, appeared average build, wore a blue hoodie and jeans; and
  • Suspect 2 - a black male, lanky, baggy clothes, wore an army green or green hoodie, and jeans.

When returning to campus or already on campus, we advise you to be aware of your surroundings.  We leaving from work, be aware of your surrounding and for any vehicles that may be following you.  Trends for some crimes have indicated that individual identify their victims after leaving from banks or places of employment.  If you should observe anything that appears or feels out of place, please contact the University Police Department or 911. If you are on campus and do not want to walk from a campus location to another by yourself, please contact the University Police Department and set up an escort.  The phone number is 936-294-1800.  Staff will meet with you at your location and escort you to your destination.

January 25, 2017

Burglary of Motor Vehicles Reported:  Officer from this department responded to two reports of burglarized vehicles in the Sam Houston Village parking garage area.  Both vehicles were reported to have been parked in the garage area between January 22nd and January 23rd.  Both vehicles did not display any signs for forced entry and both may have been left unsecured.  In order to help prevent property crimes of this nature, we advise individuals to secure their vehicles, do not leave valuables inside of their vehicles, and report any suspicious activity in parking lots or campus buildings (936-294-1800).