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Prepare! Don't let Tornadoes Take You by Surprise

Get Weather Ready If your area is under a tornado warning, would you know what to do to stay safe? You may only have a few minutes to get to safety. Knowing what actions to take when a tornado threatens your area will make you a Force of Nature and is an important step in building a Weather-Ready Nation. For more info. on tornadoes and tornado safety, see: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/ The links below will help you find out what you can do now to prepare for a tornado. Preparatio [READ MORE]

Timely Warning Notice/Crime Alert - Theft

This notice is provided for your safety and in compliance with the timely warning notice provisions of the Clery Act. On Thursday, March 16, 2017, at about 3:30 PM, the University of Central Arkansas Police Department received a report of the theft of a car part that occurred in the parking lot east of the HPER Complex. A student reported that the catalytic converter had been cut from their vehicle and stolen. Officers discovered other vehicles in the same parking lot that had also had the cata [READ MORE]

Here are 10 tips to help drinkers and non-drinkers alike stay safe on spring break:

Arrive safely – Driving through the night to make it down to Florida or other sunny destinations is common for spring breakers. However, the National Safety Council says traffic death rates are three times greater at night than during the day. If you cannot avoid night driving, have at least one-person stay awake to talk to driver. Do not take chances at your hotel. Lock the doors, and secure important belongings like passports and wallets in the safe. Be smart about who you give person [READ MORE]

Severe Weather Outlook

The following is the latest severe weather outlook from the National Weather Service in Little Rock. In preparation for the potential of severe weather, please take some time and review the severe weather procedures in the Building Emergency Plans.  Please visit http://uca.edu/mysafety/bep/ for more information regarding the BEP's. The National Weather Service Storm Predicition Center has placed much of the northwest half of Arkansas under an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday, F [READ MORE]


It’s On Us: Sexual Assault Pledge Consent

If you don’t get it, you don’t get it.

Take the pledge to stop campus sexual assault at itsonus.org/#pledge.

We Don’t Haze

This 15-minute documentary, produced by the Clery Center, interweaves personal experiences of victims and their families to illustrate the effects of hazing and to inspire students to create safer campus communities. Key takeaways include examples of hazing practices on campus and realistic alternative solutions that accomplish the positive goals of team building, unity, and positive group bonding. The documentary addresses both how to recognize hazing and how to take realistic steps to prevent hazing on campus.


Clery Act Disclosures

The UCA Police Department annually distributes a document entitled Clery Annual Security & Fire Safety Report. This document serves as the annual security and fire safety report for the University of Central Arkansas in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. View a copy of the Clery document. [UPDATED 9/30/2015]



The UCAAlert System is used to send emergency notifications to the campus community via text message, voice message and e-mail. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to provide their contact information through the myUCA portal by logging in and following the instructions in the “Update UCAAlert Contact Info” channel.

  • Login to myUCA.
  • Select the Resources tab
  • Follow the instructions to “Update your crisis notification phone numbers for UCAAlert” in the UCA Police channel.