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

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).