Security Detail at Events

Security Detail Officers at Events

Depending on the type of event, location, number of expected attendees, and possibly other factors, security may be needed at student organization-sponsored events. The Office for Campus Life will work directly with TUPD to determine security needs as part of the event approval process. Please note the criteria below as general guidelines. The University reserves the right to determine security needs for any on or off-campus student organization event.

Events that meet the following criteria, will most likely require a TUPD Detail Request:

  • Events (indoor or outdoor) with an Expected Attendance of 100 People or MoreĀ (Note: Depending on the event. Some annual indoor events of over 100 will not require added security.)
  • Events Open to the General Public (City-Wide Events)
  • Events in Cohen Auditorium and Distler AuditoriumĀ (Note: Some annual Cohen events with traditionally low attendance numbers may not require added security.)
  • Events with Alcohol
  • Events with an open floor plan

At weekly OCL event registration meetings, TUPD will review events with detail requests and schedule coverage based on TUPD staffing capacity. In some cases, TUPD may discern that while an event does not meet the criteria, a specific aspect of the event calls for a Public Safety presence. Decisions in these cases will be communicated to Student Organization event contacts.