Campus Safety

The vigilance of all Cardinals is critical in keeping the campus safe. The university expects all members of our community to act quickly and responsibly if they hear or see something that is out of the ordinary. It’s important to report any concerns, even if they seem minor. Don’t assume someone else will call. If you see something, say something.

LU Police Department

The LU Police Department is on campus to serve you in the protection of your person, your property, and the university’s property.

The LUPD ensures the enforcement of Lamar University and Texas State University System regulations and all state, local, and federal laws. LUPD officers are licensed peace officers for the state of Texas. They have county-wide jurisdiction per the Texas Education Code Section 51.203.

Dial 8311

In case of emergency, dial 8311 from any campus phone to reach LU Police dispatch. Calling 8311 is the most efficient way to report an on-campus emergency. If you need to dial 911 from campus, you do not need to dial 9 to get an outside line.

Emergency Procedures

When on campus, call 8311 for all emergencies. The Department of Risk Management has specific procedures for many emergencies. 


The LU Critical Assessment Response and Evaluation Team is a specially trained group of professional staff members from several university departments with mental health, student engagement, law enforcement, and residence life expertise. The LU CARE Team investigates and evaluates threats and other concerning behavior, implements strategies for managing individuals that may pose a threat of harm. The team’s goal is to work with all parties involved to effect a safe campus environment.