Notification Log

Campus Notifications and Community Concerns

Campus Notifications and Community Concerns Log Description

Friday 6/21/2024 at 1529
UAPD received a report of a deceased male near the Stadium Avenue parking deck after 8 pm Thursday, June 20. The person was not affiliated with the University. No foul play is suspected. 

Thursday 6/20/2024 at 1807
UPDATE: Graffiti and Vandalism in Old Main – Suspects Charged
The City of Fayetteville Prosecutor’s Office has officially charged two individuals in relation to the incident that occurred at Old Main earlier this month.

Friday 6/14/2024 at 1051
UPDATE: Graffiti and Vandalism in Old Main
University of Arkansas Police have identified and interviewed two potential suspects in connection to an after-hours incident that included graffiti and vandalism in Old Main. The case has now been referred to the City of Fayetteville Prosecutor’s Office as well as the university’s Office of Student Standards and Conduct for review.

Tuesday 6/11/2024 at 1653
Fulbright College reported an isolated but troubling incident of after-hours vandalism that occurred Thursday, June 6th inside Old Main involving a derogatory comment and a swastika. UAPD is investigating. If additional information becomes available, it will be posted here. 

Monday 4/8/2024 at 1740
The University’s longstanding practice has been to prohibit political campaign signs and banners in Athletic events.  This includes a prohibition on placing signage on University property or attaching such signage to campus elements.  This prohibition is viewpoint neutral and applies without regard to party, candidate, or issue.  

More generally, use of signage on campus is restricted under the University’s facilities use policies, including but not limited to Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 708.0, 723.0, and 804.1. 

This information is important background for an incident that occurred last week.

On Friday, April 5th, 2024, an Officer contacted an individual who was flying a political candidate flag in the Hog Pen area of Baum Baseball Stadium. The Officer first noticed the flag at 8:30 pm and advised Allied Security that he would wait to make contact until authorization had been received. Allied Security stated Athletics representatives advised the flag could not be flown. The Officer advised the individual to take the flag down and told the individual if the flag was raised again, he would be removed from the game.

Approximately 20 minutes later, the Officer noticed the flag raised again. The Officer, Allied Security and other officers approached the individual again. A second officer informed the individual that the flag needed to come down and the individual said if the officer would give him her knife he would cut it down. The Officer did not feel comfortable giving up her knife but told him that she could cut it off the pole for him. As they discussed, the individual told the officer on multiple occasions that he was okay with her removing the flag for him. The officer cut the ties holding the flag and removed the flag from the pole.  The flag was placed outside the gate so the individual could pick it up on the way out.  The flag was not damaged and only the ties were cut.

The individual, after being told he could return inside, continued to question and challenge the officers. A supervisor subsequently informed the individual he had to leave the game and he was more than welcome to attend the next game on the following day.  The individual left the venue, with his flag, and no more contact was had with him.

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Wednesday 12/13/2023 at 23:55
UPDATE: Flyer Posting
UAPD officers observed and removed a flyer from a light pole on campus grounds southeast of Maple Hill South Residence Hall. No other flyers were found.

Tuesday 05/02/2023 at 8:44 am
UPDATE: Flyer Posting
A staff member reported a flyer was removed from a traffic light pole in  front of Memorial Hall. If anyone has information regarding the individual(s) responsible, please contact UAPD by phone or text to 479-575-2222. Anonymous tips can also be sent using the SafeZone mobile app.

Thursday 01/19/2023 at 12:33 pm
UPDATE: Flyer Posting
A staff member reported finding flyers affixed to light poles around Lot 44 and the north side of the football stadium. The flyers were photographed and removed. If anyone has information regarding the individual(s) responsible, please contact UAPD by phone or text to 479-575-2222. Anonymous tips can also be sent using the SafeZone mobile app.

Friday 07/01/2022 at 11:54 am
UPDATE: Flyer Posting
A staff member received a photograph of a flyer affixed to a pole at the Garland Avenue Parking Garage. The person who took the photo evidently removed the flyer.

Saturday 03/05/2022 at 6:00 pm
UPDATE: Flyer Posting 
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.

Wednesday 03/02/2022 at 4:20 pm
Campus Concern: Flyer Posting
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

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.

This Concern will be updated if recurring postings occur. Updates will be consolidated above this original entry.

Wed 9/27/2023 2:39 PM

UAPD was made aware of a scam targeting parents/family members of a small group of students. The scam includes asking parents/family members to send money through an online app such as Venmo  or CashApp under the premise that their student has been arrested and that University Police are calling because bail is required to get the student released. This scam and several variations have been around for years. Law enforcement agencies will never ask citizens to send money. The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission offer information on scams and spoofing phone numbers to help protect citizens from scams. If anyone has information regarding ongoing scams, or has been victimized, contact your local police department. Campus community members should contact UAPD at 479-575-2222.

Tuesday 03/14/2023 at 5:15 pm
Campus Concern: Social Media Posting
After the university was made aware of a video posted on social media accounts depicting what appears to be a staged accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle, the university looked into the posting. It appears that the video was staged and was not recorded on campus. In addition, our understanding is that the individual shown is not a University of Arkansas student.

Wednesday 11/09/2022 at 6:07 pm
University Police Department is aware of social media posts regarding rumors of concern for safety around sorority houses. While UAPD is investigating a report of Terroristic Threatening involving a statement made by an unidentified person who appeared to be intoxicated, this incident appears to be isolated. The rumors on social media may have evolved from this report as there is no information about any other events or situations at this time. However, if anyone has information to share, please call or text UAPD at 479-575-2222. Information can be sent anonymously using SafeZone app See-It Say-It feature.

Wednesday 09/07/2022 at 4:33 pm
UPDATE: Harassment and Threats on North Garland Avenue
Two students were identified as the suspects. The case was sent to the Washington County Prosecutor's Office for review for possible filing of criminal charges, and to the Office of Student Accountability and the Title IX Office for their review and processes.

Sunday 09/04/2022 at 10:15 am
Three students reported being harassed and threatened by two unidentified people on North Garland Avenue between Lower Service Drive and Stadium Drive around 02:00 a.m. Sunday. One of the three was harassed and pushed around while the assailants used homophobic language against him. When his friends intervened, threats were made against all three students. The identity of the suspects is unknown. If anyone has knowledge of this situation, please contact UAPD by phone or text to 479-575-2222. Anonymous texts can also be sent using the SafeZone app.

Friday 08/26/2022 at 11:28 pm
UPDATE: Gunfire at Washington County Fairgrounds
Fayetteville Police Department message from Facebook

***Shooting Investigation***At approximately 10:30 PM, Fayetteville Police Officers
responded to 2537 N. Mcconell AVE (Washington
County Fair Grounds) in regards to a shooting.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office already had
several deputies working at the fairgrounds. Officers
located one victim, and immediately began to render
first aid. The victim was then transported to a local
medical facility.
Initial investigation leads us to believe that this was not a
random act of violence.
Officers are on scene investigating to see what exactly
The suspect has not been located.
This is all the information we have at this time. This
investigation is on-going.

Friday 08/26/2022 at 10:30 pm
Report of gunfire off campus at Washington County Fairgrounds. Fayetteville Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office are investigating. This message will be updated when information becomes available.

Monday 03/07/2022 at 6:00 pm
Campus Notification: Police Officer Impersonator
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.

Friday 12/17/2021 at 4:28 pm
Campus Notification: Smell of Natural Gas
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: Smell of Natural Gas
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.

Update: November 30, 2021, from a Campus Security Authority (CSA): Report of Rape
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.

Monday 11/01/2021 at 5:48 pm
Safety Warning: Report of Rape
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.

Sunday 09/19/2021 at 5:12 am
Safety Warning: Displaying a Weapon
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 2:55 pm
Update: Fayetteville Police Investigating Gunfire Off Campus
Fayetteville Police Department reported the two suspects were taken into custody.

Thursday 09/16/2021 at 1:49 pm
Campus Notification: Fayetteville Police Investigating Gunfire Off Campus
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.

Thursday 09/09/2021 at 4:55 pm
Campus Notification - Report of Harassment and Battery Third Degree
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 . 

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 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: Report of Rape
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: Report of Robbery
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: Social Media Rumor of Rape
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: Report of Robbery
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.



Campus Notifications and Community Concerns Log Description

    Emergency alerts, safety warnings and campus concerns 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 concerns 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. Campus concerns are posted to the notification log and are sent via additional channels as warranted.

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