have received many calls and messages from our campus community and
concerned parents about two sexual assaults that occurred in the
neighboring city of Bryan over the weekend. Because the safety of our
community is paramount, officers with the Texas A&M Police
Department are at heightened alert and we are increasing foot patrols in
and around our residential areas.
There has been some
misinformation about this weekend's criminal activity near campus
circulating on social media. We take seriously the concerns some are
feeling about safety on campus. This is why we are immediately
increasing our security presence on campus and looking at other steps we
can take to keep everyone safe. This includes reminding everyone of the
resources available on campus and personal safety tips.
would also like to take this opportunity to address why a Code Maroon
alert was not issued. The Code Maroon system is utilized for active
critical emergencies (i.e. in-progress situations that pose an imminent,
life safety threat to the community). This includes situations such as
active shooters, bomb threats, tornado warnings, etc. This system is not
utilized for crime reporting.
Timely Warning notifications
(Crime Alerts) are typically utilized to alert the campus to Clery
crimes happening on or immediately adjacent to the campus in compliance
with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). After consultation with the
Bryan Police Department, it was determined that the crimes occurred
outside of the notification area. Although a Timely Warning was not
required, we utilized official social media channels to amplify the
Bryan Police Department's alert and share important personal safety
We will continue to work regularly with both Bryan and College Station police, as well as the Brazos County Sheriff's Office.
are asking the campus community to remain vigilant, utilize the safety
tips and resources listed above and contact law enforcement immediately
to report suspicious activity.
Campus Phone 911
Cell Phone 911
Phone (979) 845-2345