Safety Training Videos

The Trinity University Police Department has supplied the following safety training videos to help provide valuable information to our students, faculty, and staff. We as a department hope that the university community takes advantage of these videos to assist in developing a mindset of creating a safe and secure educational environment in which to work, learn, and live.

Below is a brief description of the safety training videos that are provided. The descriptions are followed by a link that will take you into Tiger's Lair so that the videos can be viewed. We appreciate your time in stopping by and we hope you take something away that will help you in the future.

Shots Fired on Campus is a dynamic training program designed to instill the survival mindset and teaches students realistic strategies for dealing with an Active Shooter situation on campus. The Center for Personal Protection and Safety wants students to be mindful, not fearful, and believes they're never without a weapon once they develop and maintain the proper survival mindset.

360° Stay Safe- Stay Safe at College is an important step toward helping students take more responsibility for their personal safety and security.  This program has 7 chapters that discuss different situations that today's college student may come in contact with.

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Protecting the welfare of students and faculty

Natural Hazards

General Guidance

Trinity University is committed to the safety and security of our campus community. The TU Office of Emergency Management monitors weather conditions, and maintains a partnership with meteorologists at the National Weather Service. The procedures below provide general guidance for protective measures during significant weather events, and all students, faculty, and staff should exercise good, independent judgment regarding conditions impacting personal safety. Visit the Texas Ready website for personal safety checklists, tips, and resources.

Procedures to be followed: 

A tornado or severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for development in the area. Continue normal activities, but monitor local weather conditions.  Use good, independent judgment at all times, and be weather-aware until storms have passed.

If the approaching severe weather strengthens and poses an immediate or imminent threat to campus, the watch may be elevated to a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning. 

You should take the following steps for personal safety:

  1. Notify those around you of the weather warning, and heed emergency instructions provided by university officials and local weather sources. Reminder – register for TrinAlerts to receive emergency notifications.
  2. For a thunderstorm warning, you should stay indoors and away from windows until the storm has passed. Report injuries or emergencies to 210-999-7000. When calling provide the following information:
    • Building name, number, and/or location
    • Type of emergency 
    • Condition of the victim(s)
    • Any dangerous conditions
  3. For a tornado warning, you should seek shelter immediately in a sturdy structure, away from windows. Basements, interior hallways and rooms (without windows), and bathrooms on the lower floors with no windows or exterior walls, offer the best shelter. Do not seek shelter in gyms, auditoriums, and other large open areas. If you are in a vehicle, get out and seek shelter in a sturdy building or other structure. Follow the same steps above to report injuries and medical assistance.
  4. After the severe threat has passed, immediately report damage or any injuries to TUPD at 210-999-7000.
  5. Immediately leave a damaged building, and do not attempt to return to the building until directed to do so. Avoid fallen power lines, debris, and be aware of your surroundings.
  6. Do not attempt to turn utilities or equipment on/off.

There are a number of "do nots" to keep in mind due to lightning threats:

  • Do not stand in an open area, such as the TU stadium, open parking lots, etc.
  • Do not stand underneath a tall tree (especially if it is in an isolated area). 
  • Do not seek shelter in a small structure in an open area. 
  • Do not stand in or around a body of water. 
  • Do not stand or touch anything metal - mechanical equipment, golf clubs, wire fences, pipes, etc. 
  • If you feel your hair standing on end, drop to your knees bend forward putting your hands on your knees. Do not lie flat on the ground.
  1. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles. This includes pickups and SUVs. Avoid flooded roadways, even if the road looks passable – find an alternate route.
  2. If flooding occurs in your immediate area, move to higher ground. 
  3. Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams or low-water crossings. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!
  4. Be aware that roadways may be washed out under flood waters, and debris may be present, including downed power lines and hazardous waste. Do not wade into flood waters.
  5. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
  6. Trinity University will evaluate local conditions, and update the TU community if campus operations are impacted via TrinAlert.
  1. The University will evaluate weather forecasts and local conditions ahead of inclement weather and determine changes to campus operations.
  2. Monitor local weather forecasts and radars by visiting the National Weather Service website
  3. Resident students should remain indoors during inclement weather conditions.
  4. Avoid unnecessary walking around on-campus due to slick conditions due to ice, sleet, or snow. Assess walkways, pathways, and roads before walking or driving during wintry conditions.
  5. Monitor the Trinity University Emergency website for updates to campus operations.
  1. The University will evaluate weather forecasts and local conditions ahead of inclement weather and determine changes to campus operations, as appropriate
  2. Monitor local weather forecasts and radars by visiting the National Hurricane Center website and local National Weather Service website
  3. Resident students should remain indoors during inclement weather conditions.
  4. Monitor the Trinity University Emergency website for updates to campus operations.
  5. Be sure to have basic supplies in an emergency go-kit, stay informed of changing conditions, and heed instructions of university and local officials. Visit the Texas Ready website for checklists and tips.

Fires and Biohazards

Mass Notification (Siren) System 

An outdoor warning system was installed at Trinity University in July 2013. The system uses a siren followed with a message to alert the campus community to take protective actions in the event of an emergency. The University tests the system once a month. The University is dedicated to ensuring everyone knows what to do when an emergent situation occurs, and is committed the health, safety, and security of the Tiger community. Additionally, most buildings have indoor warning systems to notify building occupants of an emergent threat, as conditions warrant. When the mass notification system is activated, please follow all instructions, be vigilant of your surroundings, warn/help others around you, and take protective measures immediately.


When are the sirens tested?

The system test takes place at approximately 1:20 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. The tests last approximately one minute. You do not need to take any action during the test. If a severe weather warning is issued for the area on a scheduled test day, the test will be cancelled for that month.

What should I do during a system test?

You should continue your regular activities during a system test. You do not need to take any special actions during a test.

How can I tell the difference between a monthly test and an emergency?

Monthly tests will begin with the announcement, "This is a test." If you hear the sirens, and do not hear, "This is a test," this means there is an emergency. A system test will only take place at approximately 1:20 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. In the event of an emergency the siren and message will sound until the emergency is over, at which point you will hear an "all clear" announcement.

What should I do when I hear the siren and message?

When you hear the siren and message you should follow the instructions given during an emergency situation.

What types of emergencies do the sirens indicate?

The notifications indicate an emergent situation is occurring, and protective actions are advised – please follow all instructions as provided. The most likely cause of unsafe conditions is severe weather, but other situations may include the unlikely occurrences of an environmental hazard or an armed individual on campus. Notification messages are only used for emergencies that impact or present a danger to our campus. For example, the siren and message will not be sounded for a tornado watch in the Bexar County area, but they will be sounded if there is a potential tornado near or on the ground that has the campus in its forecast path, according to the National Weather Service.

Where are the speakers located?

The Mass Notification speakers are located on top of select buildings on the Trinity campus.

Where can I hear the sirens?

The outdoor sirens are loudest within the main campus. They are audible on both upper and lower campus, and are designed to be heard outdoors. You may not be able to hear the outdoor sirens [clearly] if you are indoors or are listening to music using ear phones, etc. Indoor notification systems will also be activated, as appropriate.

Know your surroundings

Campus Map  

Should you have any additional questions please contact the University Police Department at 210-999-7070.