Safety Resources

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), your well-being and safety are our priority. Below you will find information on campus and community resources covering a range of topics. It’s important to familiarize yourself with services and organizations that can provide assistance in times of need and help keep you and the campus community safe and healthy. For additional campus-specific information, please click on your campus at the bottom of this page. Please do not hesitate to contact a campus representative with any questions or concerns.

Sexual Misconduct and Harassment

File a Complaint (PDF) | Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF) | Title IX & Sexual Harassment Response Training (PDF)
Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy (PDF) | Title IX Sexual Harassment Hearing Procedures (PDF) | Resource Guide (PDF) | Anonymous Online Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Reporting

UTI/MIAT/MMI/NASCAR Tech (collectively Universal Technical Institute) is dedicated to maintaining safe learning and working environments for students, employees and third parties. UTI does not tolerate sexual misconduct, which includes sex discrimination and sexual harassment, or retaliation in its programs and activities. UTI’s policies specifically prohibit dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, consistent with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act.

UTI has designated the Director of Program Compliance to coordinate its compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Questions or comments about sexual misconduct, which includes sex discrimination and sexual harassment, can be directed to: Jaslyn Ramirez, Director of Program Compliance, Title IX Coordinator, 4225 East Windrose Drive, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85032, 800-859-7249, 623-445-0730, or or Annalise Manginelli, National Director – Student Services/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 4225 East Windrose Drive, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85032, 800-859-7249, 623-445-0813, or

UTI provides an online option, which may be used anonymously, for reporting Sexual Misconduct and Harassment. Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property. If you require emergency assistance, please contact 911. Reports submitted through this option may not receive an immediate response.

Inquiries concerning Title IX also may be made to the Office for Civil Rights at: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, Telephone: 800-421-3481, FAX: 202-453-6012, TDD: 877-521-2172, Email:

Bystander Intervention

Bystander intervention includes safe and positive options that may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or other forms of sexual misconduct. Bystander intervention includes recognizing situations of potential harm, understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence, overcoming barriers to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, and taking action to intervene.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) encourages campus community members to learn how to intervene in ways that are appropriate to the situation and fit each individual’s comfort level. Possessing knowledge and understanding risk factors and warning signs help provide confidence when encountering a situation that isn’t right. The Sexual Violence Prevention Training course reinforces The Three D’s approach as it relates to bystander intervention.

  • Direct
  • Distract
  • Delegate

Calling attention to the situation, calling someone for help, asking friends or co-workers to join the group, starting a conversation or texting someone to see if they need help are ways to intervene as a bystander. Doing something is what matters.

Risk Reduction

Risk reduction includes options designed to decrease perpetration and bystander inaction, and to increase empowerment for victims in order to promote safety and to help individuals and communities address conditions that facilitate violence.

The following are warning signs that you may be in an abusive relationship. If you are experiencing any of the following, you can contact UTI for help in locating appropriate resources.

  • Being afraid of your partner
  • Watching what you say
  • Feelings of low self-worth and helplessness
  • Feelings of isolation from family and friends
  • Hiding bruises or other injuries
  • Being prevented from working, studying, leaving and/or using technology
  • Being monitored
  • Being forced to do things you don’t want to do

Victims of abuse or those close to victims are encouraged to say something or intervene. UTI can assist in finding help off campus and can direct students to options on campus.

Tips On Risk Reduction

Below are some tips to help reduce risk and recognize warning signs of abusive behavior, including dating and domestic violence.

  • Know where you are going, and speak out if you are uncomfortable with the plans.
  • Communicate with your partner. No means no.
  • Know that drinking and drug use can impair judgment. Be aware of sudden changes in the way your body feels.
  • If you drink, drink responsibly.
  • Only drink something that you poured yourself or that comes in a pre-sealed container. Don’t drink something that has been left unattended.
  • Don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know or trust.
  • Use the buddy system, and look out for one another.
  • Listen to your gut, and trust your instinct.
  • If you feel you are being pressured or coerced into sexual activity, you have a right to state your feelings and/or leave the situation.
  • Only attend large parties with friends you trust.
  • Keep an eye on your friends.

Dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking may occur anywhere, even in situations where you think you'll feel comfortable and be safe. Know the risks, and take precautions to protect yourself and loved ones.

Tips on Reducing the Risk of Committing Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is a serious crime that damages the lives of others. Use these tips to reduce sexual assault risk.

  • Listen carefully. Take time to hear what the other person has to say.
  • If someone says no, assume it means no. Don’t assume it really means yes.
  • Don’t make assumptions about a person’s behavior. Obtain clear consent for each sexual activity.
  • Be aware that having sex with someone who is mentally or physically incapable of giving consent is rape.
  • Be aware in group situations. Resist pressure from friends to participate in violent acts.
  • Get involved if you believe that someone is at risk.

Know the risks and warning signs of dating violence, domestic violence and sexual assault. Strive to protect others when you can.

Sexual Violence Prevention Training

The Sexual Violence Prevention Training is an online series of interactive programs featuring student testimonials that are designed to prevent sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

All students are introduced to the Sexual Violence Prevention Training regarding the prevention of interpersonal violence, campus policies and where to find relevant resources. This course is composed of video modules followed by an assessment. While accessing the Sexual Violence Prevention Training you will have visibility to information about UTI’s policies, procedures and resources in the Resources section of the course. While we may never fully eliminate such violence, we are committed to making our campus a safe place.

The Sexual Violence Prevention Training can be accessed here. Please login using your UTI issued student email address.

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Act, or the Clery Act for short, is a consumer protection law making campus crime policy and statistics transparent across college and university campuses. Pursuant to the Clery Act, UTI/MIAT/MMI/NASCAR Tech (collectively Universal Technical Institute) publishes an Annual Security Report to provide students and employees with an overview of UTI’s resources, information on how to report crimes, campus crime statistics, policies and procedures regarding safety and security, and the prevention of/response to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Emergency Preparedness

UTI prioritizes the safety of the campus community in all cases of emergencies and is committed to developing and administering a comprehensive emergency management plan (EMP). The EMP supports UTI’s emergency preparedness provisions to ensure an effective response for the protection of UTI’s students, employees and visitors. While the scale and magnitude of different events vary, the EMP has been developed to coordinate resources for an effective response to any foreseeable emergency.




Canton (MIAT)

Dallas/Fort Worth

Houston (UTI)

Houston (MIAT)

Long Beach




Rancho Cucamonga


Emergency Response Plan: Violent Intruder

  • Alert: The initial alert of an intruder or threat may be an announcement over the campus PA system, or it could be the sound of a gunshot. Announcements will use clear, plain language. Code words will not be used.
  • Lockdown: If Evacuation is not a safe option, barricade entry points to create a stronghold. Prepare to Evacuate or Counter if necessary.
  • Inform: Communicate real time information on intruder location. Use clear and direct language using any communication means possible.
  • Counter: As a last resort, distract intruder's ability to aim accurately. Move toward exits while making noise, throwing objects or using a swarm technique.
  • Evacuate: Run from danger when safe to do so using non-traditional exits if required. Go to predetermined rally point. Do not exit the property in a vehicle.

Emergency Response Plan: Fire

  • Pull the fire alarm (if possible)
  • Call 9-1-1
  • Evacuate the build (do not use elevators)
  • Use a fire extinguisher, if possible
  • Stay low to the ground if you encounter smoke
  • If possible, assist those in need
  • Wait for an official notice before re-entering the building

Emergency Response Plan: Weather

  • Follow prompts given on the Campus Weather and information Hotline available at (888) 827-0028
  • Seek shelter and find a safe place inside.
  • Stay away from windows and doors.
  • Remain inside under shelter until it's safe.
  • Do not seek refuge inside a car.

Health and Wellness

Being healthy benefits learning. Wellness includes both physical and mental health. Protect your well-being with these optimal health and wellness resources.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Get free, confidential, 24/7 help from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or Get recovery resources for you or a loved one.

UTI is committed to a drug-free and alcohol-free campus environment. Read UTI's Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention policy.

For information on “binge drinking” from the Centers for Disease Control, please click here.

Click here for information from medically reviewed guides about the detox and withdrawal process from alcohol and dozens of different drugs, as well as a local detox center locator tool.

Click here for an in-depth overdose prevention resource that can potentially save lives. This guide features information that can help someone recognize and respond to an overdose.

Crisis Prevention

The Crisis Text Line provides a way to reach out for help with any type of crisis. This number provides access to 24/7 support and information via text. Just text HOME to 741-741 from anywhere in the United States or Canada anytime for any type of crisis.

Suicide Prevention

You’re never alone. Talk to someone who cares now by calling (800) 273-8255 or click here.

The Summit Wellness Group offers a comprehensive suicide prevention guide that features more than a dozen different online support resources.

Postraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Anyone who has experienced long-term stress from a traumatic event, including military veterans, may have postraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more here.

Eating Disorder Information

Contact the National Eating Disorders Association for assistance at 1-800-931-2237 (Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time).

Click here for guidance for men struggling with eating disorders. There are many useful resources, shared experiences, and stories of strength and hope.

Sexual Health

Protect your body and your partner’s. Have a healthy sex life. Learn what sexual health is here. Get resources on protection from sexually transmitted diseases, resources on sexual violence and more here.

Influenza (Flu)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over the age of 6 months old to get a flu vaccine every flu season. Learn about the flu vaccine here.


Here are a few things you can do when it comes to measles awareness:

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing or touching hard surfaces. Alcohol-based hand cleaners also are effective. The measles virus can live up to two hours in the air or on surfaces.
  • Practice respiratory etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth; the virus and other germs are spread this way.
  • Talk with your health care provider about whether you have been vaccinated with the MMR vaccine. If you have your immunization records from your childhood, you can check to see what vaccinations you were given. If you cannot find your immunization records, and you are unsure whether you are immune, consult with your doctor about your options.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the measles. Measles symptoms generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected. Symptoms of measles typically begin with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots (Koplik spots) may appear inside the mouth. Three to five days after symptoms begin, a skin rash breaks out.
  • Stay home if you have the symptoms of measles, and seek care and testing from your physician if you believe you have been infected with the measles virus. Follow proper absence notification procedures and return to work after you have been cleared by your physician that you are no longer contagious.

For more information download this pdf.

Personal Hygiene

Proper hygiene can lessen your chance of getting sick. Be sure to:

  • Schedule annual wellness visits with a general practitioner.
  • Shower or bathe daily with soap.
  • Wash hands after using the bathroom and after coming into contact with foreign objects.
  • Brush teeth at least once daily.
  • Wash clothes regularly.
  • Use clean bedding.
  • Regularly clean household items, including kitchen and bathroom appliances.

Learn more hygiene tips from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Local Campus Safety Information

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