A Guide for the Rice University Community

Security and Fire Safety

Message from Chief Tate

I am pleased to introduce Rice University’s 2019 Annual Security Report and 2019 Fire Safety Report. These reports contain important information about safety and security at Rice. All campus crime and fire statistics required by the Clery Act are included, but the reports also provide information about campus crime prevention and safety awareness programs.

These reports reflect some of the very important work we do at the Rice University Police Department (RUPD) and in other campus offices. Rice’s goal, and that of my department, is to provide a safe, orderly environment that is conducive to you achieving your research, teaching and learning objectives. In my time as your Chief of Police I have been privileged to observe the dedication of RUPD’s men and women to this campus community.

Members of this department look forward to engaging with students and other community members. We invite you to ask questions and share your concerns and suggestions. To contact RUPD, visit https://rupd.rice.edu or email me directly at james.d.tate@rice.edu. Please remember that if you ever experience a crime in our campus community or see something suspicious, please contact RUPD right away at 713-348-6000 or use one of the blue-light emergency phones found across campus. Please also add our number to your mobile phone’s list of frequently called numbers to facilitate a quick call to us should the need arise.

On behalf of the dedicated police officers and staff of RUPD, I wish you a safe and successful academic year.