Safety Training Classes

UPD offers a variety of in-person trainings for members of the Texas State University community. Take a look at the programs below to find what fits your needs and interests.

Programs for Students

To schedule these classes for your group or organization, contact the Community Engagement office at 512.245.2871 or, unless otherwise indicated.

The Fall 2024 program schedule will be posted soon, stay tuned!

  • Make plans to participate in this unique biannual opportunity to experience firsthand the daily work of a university police officer. Students are encouraged to complete the academy by participating in a 2-, 4-, or 6-hour ride along with a UPD officer. To read what students who have graduated from this academy are saying, visit Students Share Their Stories


  • Demonstrates the importance of situational awareness in identifying possible dangers in your environment.

  • Teaches survival techniques for an active shooter scenario, including what to expect when the police arrive.

  • Covers the dangers of alcohol abuse, along with resources for those struggling with alcohol addiction, and reviews state laws and university regulations concerning alcohol use.

  • Covers the dangers of drug abuse, along with resources for those struggling with drug addiction, and reviews state laws and university regulations concerning drug use.

  • Educates students about driving while intoxicated (DWI), including use of a driving simulator to safely experience the dangers of impaired or distracted driving, and provides a review of state laws and university regulations concerning DWI.

  • Provides sexual assault information and personal safety tips, along with resources for sexual assault survivors.

  • Provides information on how to secure your property to prevent theft.

  • Teaches the four responses to emergencies while on campus, which use standard language and actions to make responding to an emergency less stressful.

Programs for Faculty and Staff

Please visit Organizational Development & Communications Course Offerings to explore virtual or in-person courses. To register for these courses which are now available in SF Learning, please email or call 512.245.7899.

Student Self Defense Classes - Fall 2023

Are you a TXST student and interested in taking our self-defense class? 

Sign up today!

  • September 13th 4pm - 6pm - FULL
  • September 30th 10am - 12pm
  • September 30th 1pm - 3pm
  • September 30th 4pm-6pm
  • October 11th 4pm - 6pm
  • November 8th 4pm - 6pm