In the case of inclement weather, TSTC West Texas will notify students of campus closures, or delayed starts via the TSTC Alert System, westtexas.tstc.edu, Facebook as well as local media outlets. Please check these sources before you venture out in inclement weather.
TSTC West Texas is committed to maintaining safe campuses. It is the policy of Texas State Technical College West Texas to fully comply with the published mandates of the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542), the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1992 (Public Law 102-325), and that each operating unit of the System prepare and follow procedures to satisfy the stipulations of the Act, as amended.
As an organization, the TSTC West Texas Police Department commits to working continually to earn the confidence of the students, faculty, staff and visitors of TSTC West Texas. The department fulfills this commitment by providing the best and most professional services possible, and by striving to build a culture of trust, and open and honest dialogue, with the community it serves and among the people it employs.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the country to disclose information about crime on campus and around their campuses. For more information on the Clery Act visit the US Department of Education at http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/campus.html.
The TSTC West Texas Police Department prepares this report to comply with the Clery Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies in the area, Housing and Student Development, additional security authorities and other departments which may have information necessary to comply with the Clery Act. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act. Campus crime, arrests and referral statistics include those reported to the Campus Police, designated campus officials (including but not limited to campus security authorities), and local law enforcement agencies. Crime statistics are collected from public property immediately adjacent to campus and all off campus locations either owned or controlled by the college. Copies of this report may be obtained at the following locations:
Abilene Campus 650 East Highway 80 Abilene, Texas 79601
The 2012 Annual Security Report is published to provide information about programs, services and statistical information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Policy and Crime Statistics Act. If you have any questions, or need additional information please contact the TSTC West Texas Police Department at 325-235-7400.
ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT
The report contains statistics about the number of fires in on-campus housing, the cause of each fire, the number of injuries and deaths, and the value of property damaged. The report also includes a description of fire systems, the number of fire drills, evacuation procedures, education and training programs, future plans for fire safety improvements, and the institutions policies on appliances, smoking, open flames, and other potential hazards. All students enrolled at Texas State Technical College West Texas will receive notification through electronic mail and student portals featuring the exact website address for the current Fire Safety Report. Faculty and staff will also be notified electronically through the Alert email system. Additional notices will be posted in common areas in campus buildings that are frequented by faculty, staff, students and visitors.
Copies of this report may be obtained in person from the TSTC West Texas Police Department or you may request that a copy be sent to you via E-mail or U.S. Postal mail by contacting the TSTC West Texas Police Department at 325-235-7400 or TSTC West Texas Student Housing at 325-236-8259.
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