Notification Log

Emergency alerts, safety warnings and campus notifications are included here in accordance with Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 205.0 as a part of an effort to notify community members in a timely manner about certain types of crimes in our community, specific weather emergencies and other significant threats to the health or safety of the campus community.

  • Emergency alerts are issued if immediate attention is required of the campus community due to dangerous situations that are currently occurring on campus or imminently threatening the health or safety of students or employees on campus. Alerts are communicated via all available channels.
  • Safety warnings are issued when alleged crimes that have already occurred on or near institutional property are considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Warnings are sent via all available channels.
  • Campus notifications are issued to notify the campus community of ongoing situations or situations that have already occurred that have been determined not to meet the criteria for the issuance of an emergency alert or safety warning. Examples include incidents of an isolated nature that do not present an ongoing or continuing threat to the safety of campus and non-criminal incidents such as a flu outbreak, limited gas leak, or a contained chemical spill, all considered on a case-by-case basis. Notifications are posted to the notification log and are sent via additional channels as warranted.

Recent alerts, warnings and notifications:


Monday 03/07/2022 at 6:00 pm
Campus Notification

UAPD received information today that someone is calling employees at work and impersonating a police officer. The culprit is spoofing the police department phone number and asking for private cell phone numbers under threat of arrest. The police department will not call individuals and make such requests. If you receive a call, hang up and contact UAPD directly at 479-575-2222 by phone or text. Please do not share your personal information to strangers over the phone.


Saturday 03/05/2022 at 6:00 pm
Campus Notification

UPDATE on notification posted 03/02/2022: University Police Department received information on Saturday, March 5 from a staff member at the Arkansas Union who, on Wednesday, March 2, discovered a flyer in a recycling bin seemingly related to the Campus Notification added March 2, 2022. The recycling bin was located on the third level of the Arkansas Union near a computer desk. 

See the notification immediately below for additional information.


Wednesday 03/02/2022 at 4:20 pm
Campus Notification

The University Police Department is aware of the recent posting of unauthorized messages on campus and in the region by some unidentified individual(s). The messages include the web site of a non-affiliated organization that has been identified as a hate group, which we do not condone. Facilities Management staff members and UAPD officers have removed and will continue to remove messages like these when found. Stickers, posters and other messaging from non-affiliated entities violates our campus signage policy and are removed when reported. 

If anyone has information that could help to identify the individuals who are posting the messages, please contact UAPD by phone or text to 479-575-2222, or email to uapd@uark.edu. 

The safety of our campus community is our top priority. We hope our students and our campus community know that the university always has their best interests at heart. The university’s core values reinforce this now and always, especially with respect to our shared humanity

Many resources including counseling and psychological services are available on campus and in the area to support our community.

Friday 12/17/2021 at 4:28 pm
Campus Notification

UAPD received a call regarding the smell of natural gas at 4:28 pm at the Student Success Center. The building was evacuated. Fayetteville Fire Department is on scene. The gas was shut off. Black Hills Energy is enroute to evaluate the gas line. The area was cleared at 5:22 pm.

Thursday 12/16/2021 at 10:34 pm
Campus Notification

University Police Department received a call regarding the smell of natural gas at 10:34 a.m. A contractor digging a ditch hit a gas line in Lot 45C between the football stadium and Barnhill Arena. The area of the south end zone and Barnhill Arena were evacuated, and the gas was shut off by 11:06 a.m. The evacuation was ended and people could reenter the area at 11:16 am.

Monday 11/01/2021 at 5:48 pm
Safety Warning

A Campus Security Authority (CSA) reported information to UAPD that the CSA received from a student. The student told the CSA that she was raped outdoors between Lot 50 and North Garland Avenue when an unidentified male pulled her off the sidewalk on Thursday, October 28, around 9:30 pm. The student says the suspect was wearing a dark hoodie and dark-colored pants. There is no additional description.

If anyone has information regarding this crime, please contact UAPD at 479-575-2222 by voice or text. Anonymous messages can be sent to UAPD using the SafeZone app.

Escorts are available by calling or texting UAPD. For anyone adversely impacted, counseling is available through the Pat Walker Health Center.

Update: November 30, 2021, from a Campus Security Authority (CSA)

The student who reported to a CSA on 11/01/2021 a sexual assault occurred on campus on October 28th, 2021 has submitted a statement to a CSA on November 29th, 2021 retracting the claim and stating that the events did not occur. The student apologized for the impact this claim had on campus.


Sunday 09/19/2021 at 5:12 am
Safety Warning

UAPD is investigating an incident in which an Uber driver allegedly displayed a firearm after two passengers, both students, had exited the vehicle. Initial reports indicate that during a verbal exchange, the driver is alleged to have used offensive language related to same-sex relationships when the passengers requested a change in destination. The driver ordered the passengers to exit the vehicle. All exited as the argument continued. The driver then allegedly displayed a firearm before getting back in the vehicle and driving away. The incident reportedly occurred near the intersection of Razorback Road and Meadow Street. Please be alert and cautious.

Thursday 09/16/2021 at 1:49 pm
Campus Notification

At 1:49 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, Fayetteville Police Department reported gunfire northeast of campus on West Kelley Street. Reportedly, two individuals involved drove away in a white SUV south on Leverett Avenue. Suspects have been identified but have not been located at this time.
Update Thursday 09/16/2021 at 2:55 pm
Fayetteville Police Department reported the two suspects were taken into custody.


Thursday 09/09/2021 at 4:55 pm

Campus Notification

UAPD is investigating an alleged case of harassment and battery third degree reported to police at 9:20 pm, Wednesday 09/08/2021. The alleged crimes occurred in Lot 29 around 2:00 pm when a group of similarly dressed college-aged males first made offensive comments to a passing student then subjected her to offensive physical contact before walking away southbound in the lot. UAPD requests if anyone saw any of this incident or knows anything about the group, please contact UAPD at 479-575-2222 by voice or text. Anonymous tips can be sent by using the SafeZone app. Instructions to install the app are found at https://uapd.uark.edu/community-outreach-and-involvement/campus_safety_app.php . 

The University administration and UAPD are committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. If requested, UAPD will provide escorts when call volume allows. Crime prevention information is available by contacting the UAPD Community Outreach and Involvement Office at 479-575-7412 or emailing UAPDCOI@uark.edu. Counselors are available at the Pat Walker Health Center for students adversely impacted by this incident or desiring additional information regarding similar incidents. 


Saturday 08/14/2021 at 4:15 am

Safety Warning:

At 3:06 am a female student reported a man assaulted her on the northwest area of Old Main lawn after he volunteered to walk her to campus.  The suspect is described as having a dark complexion, maybe late 20’s, short curly hair around five feet nine inches tall wearing black shoes, black pants, and black short sleeve shirt with pink flowers.    Everyone is advised to stay alert and be cautious and aware of their surroundings.  Escorts are available by calling or texting UAPD at (479) 575-2222.


Thursday 07/29/2021 at 2:07 am

RazALERT Emergency Notification

At approximately 01:28 am UAPD received a report of an alleged robbery on Dickson Street near Lot 71. No description of suspects is available. Everyone is encouraged to use caution and be alert. Report any suspicious activity to UAPD at 479-575-2222 by voice or text. Please contact us if you have information related to this crime.


Saturday 04/24/2021 at 5:57 am

Campus Notification:

As Sexual Assault Awareness Month is in its final week, it is ever so important to continue to address culture that perpetuates sexual violence through misogyny, myths, rumors and more. One example is a social media rumor being propagated that April 24th is National Rape Day in which men are encouraged to participate in sexual assault. Multiple sources are debunking the rumors, but the resulting anxiety and fear is real.

Although UAPD has no reason to believe these rumors are true or that there is any threat to our campus community, UAPD will continue to monitor the situation in an abundance of caution.

Individuals or groups seeking educational information or support are encouraged to contact Pat Walker Health Center's Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Center at 479-575-4000

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers 24-hour support at 479-575-5276.

Information about additional resources is available at RESPECT.


Friday 04/16/2021 at 4:07 am

Safety Warning:

At approximately 3:01 am a non- affiliated person reported an attempted robbery and assault occurred on Razorback Road north of Maple Street. A white male approached on foot and asked to borrow the person’s phone. She refused and the suspect pushed her to the ground and made an attempt to remove her clothing before running away southbound on Razorback Road.

Please be alert and practice personal safety precautions. Be cautious if approached by someone you do not know. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the UAPD by text or voice at 479-575-2222. Dial 911 if you have an emergency.

UAPD officers will provide escorts if needed.

Counseling and Psychological Services at the Pat Walker Health Center is available for any students affected by this incident and can be reached 24 hours at 479-575-5276.