Message from President Reyes on campus safety
(April 19, 2017) -- Dear 'Runners,
As you know, over the past several days our campus community has experienced some disruption due to two threats that were made against the university. In both cases, there was no reason to believe that the threats were credible. However, our first obligation to you is to provide a safe campus, which is why we asked everyone to leave the buildings that were targeted.
We are working closely with the San Antonio Police Department, the FBI and other federal authorities to thoroughly investigate the threats and identify whoever may be behind them.
Sadly, incidents like this are not limited to UTSA. Unfortunately, this is a time of year when many people feel uneasy because of the anniversaries of American tragedies including the Branch Davidian siege, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Columbine High School massacre.
At times like this, I urge you to remember, hatred wins when we live in fear. I refuse to let either one determine what we do as a university.
Every day, we maintain a significant police presence that includes officers in and out of uniform. These officers are here to protect you. Extensive safety protocols are in place and countless individuals work tirelessly to ensure that your experiences at UTSA are good ones.
While it is always important to be aware of your surroundings, I urge you to go about your regular routine. Students, attend your classes. Faculty, teach your students. Staff, continue your important work.
We are strong when we stand together as the Roadrunner family. Nothing can change that.
Pedro Reyes, Ph.D.
President Ad Interim
United to Serve is a System-wide volunteer initiative involving UT System students, administrators, faculty and staff. Join fellow Roadrunner volunteers for this kickoff event prior to volunteering.University Center Lawn, Main Campus
This session will cover Texas' high school graduation requirements and more. It is geared toward parents and families of middle school students planning for high school entry and students already in high school considering going to college.Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA Music Biz Day is an annual music symposium for the San Antonio community and students to network with music professionals and learn about how to get involved in the industry independent of experience. The event is free and open to all.Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
This session will discuss implications of students' undocumented status for college admission and financial aid.Buena Vista Street Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
UTSA hosts workshops that focus on the national need for the preparation of deaf educators to fill teaching and administrative roles. This event is designed for educators and policy makers.Café College, 131 El Paso Street, Downtown San Antonio
UTSA hosts this session that focuses on the school to college pathway and what educators can do to facilitate a successful path of young men through school and college. This session is designed for educators and policy makers.Café College, 131 El Paso Street, Downtown San Antonio
Stop by the Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Vendor Fair and meet with representatives from minority-, women-, and disabled veteran-owned companies that serve UTSA. Bring your business cards and perhaps information regarding potential bid opportunities. Meet great new vendors.Durango Building, Southwest Conference Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
Stop by the Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) Vendor Fair and meet with representatives from minority-, women-, and disabled veteran-owned companies that serve UTSA. Bring your business cards and perhaps information regarding potential bid opportunities. Meet great new vendors.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus