1. Regarding security what about the patio doors, are they secure enough?
All patio doors and windows are secured by a pin system. Room doors are locked at all times and can only be opened with a key. Students should not prop doors open. Keep in mind, security is as good as the occupants make it. Students should always be encouraged to secure their rooms when they leave.
2. Are the Pelican Island Private Student Housing and University Apartments Galveston monitored by the Campus Police and do they have Resident Advisors?
Both housing facilities are privately owned and in the jurisdiction of the Galveston Police Department (GPD). However, our Campus Police has a strong relationship with GPD and supports the city by monitoring both areas. In the event of an emergency, TAMUG police officers will very likely be the first responders.
PIPSH currently has staff that serve primarily as building managers. UAG has an apartment office that is staffed Monday through Saturday and, when possible, a police officer (not necessarily affiliated with TAMUG) resides on site.
3. What if my student loses their parking permit?
A lost parking permit should be reported to the Campus Police as soon as a student is aware that the permit is missing. A replacement permit can be purchased for $10.00. A lost permit is not a defense for receiving a ticket for not properly displaying a permit.
4. What should a student do if he/she receives a campus ticket?
The student has ten days from the time the ticket is issued to either file an appeal, explaining why the/she thinks the ticket was issued in error, or by paying the cashier at the Financial Management Services office. If the student does neither, the fine will go up by $5.00 ($25.00 total) after ten days and the ticket will be entered onto their billing statement.
5. Can the students call the police for other things besides security matters?
Yes, they can call about any problem they may have and we will try to help them or guide them to a solution. Many times the solution is to simply call home and discuss things with mom and dad.