Timely Warning Notifications

Timely warnings will be made to the University community when a Clery Crime or criminal activity presents an ongoing threat.  When a Clery Crime is committed and the incident is deemed to present an ongoing threat to the University Community, a timely warning will be issued.  Dependent upon the situation and the immediacy of the notification, multiple formats can be used. 

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.

December 7, 2019

At approximately 2:30 AM on December 7th, an unknown individual shot the side of Piney Woods Hall. The incident was reported to UPD at 3:45 PM December 7th. There were no injuries, although the building sustained damage. This is an active investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, contact UPD at 936.294.1800.  Always remember: If you see something, say something. Based on the information obtained during the initial investigation, there is no ongoing threat to the University community.

September 17, 2019

On 09-17-2019, at approximately 5:00 PM, an SHSU student reported she was grabbed by an unknown male near the Peabody Library on the SHSU Campus.  The intent of the attacker was unknown, and the student was unable to provide a description of the individual.  The victim was released without further incident or injury.

The Sam Houston State University Police Department (UPD) wants to encourage the University’s faculty, staff, and students to report all crimes as soon as safely possible to them or through 9-1-1.  If anyone has any information pertaining to this incident or any other incident please contact UPD (936-294-1794).

Safety Tip:  Please remember wherever your walking, to be aware of your surroundings, use busy, well lit areas, and try to avoid areas with dense bush, trees, or long grass. When on campus, you can contact UPD (936-294-1794) and they will escort you to your vehicles when walking to and from your destinations on campus. 

August 26, 2018

On August 24, 2019, the University Police Department took two “Theft” reports from multiple complainants.  In each instance, items to include multiple cell phones, cash, and other items were stolen from the Lowman Student Center in the area of the Orange Ballroom.  These items were left unattended.  Anyone with information please contact 936-294-1800 (University Police Department. 

In order to help prevent these types of crimes, our department actively promotes “Hide, Lock, Take” your property.   Your personal property, even while on campus (in your office or residence) should be Hidden and Locked when not under your care. If you are unable to Hide or Lock your personal property, please take it with you.  This helps prevent personal property theft on campus. 

For additional safety tips please go to https://www.shsu.edu/dept/public-safety/upd/SafetyTips.html.