Global Finals 2014

Safety and Security

Please discuss some basic tips about campus and hotel living and overall event safety with your team. Nothing is more important than the safety of your team and the participants at Global Finals. Please review the following items with your team and supporters who are attending Global Finals:

  1. Competitors, Team Managers and supporters must wear Event Passes while participating in any Global Finals event and while inside any event venue, including residence halls, hotels, cafeterias, Challenge sites, recreational facilities and all major events.
  2. You should always lock your room door, even for quick trips down the hall. Never allow anyone you do not know to enter your room. You can call the front desk of your residence hall or hotel to confirm the identity of anyone at your door who claims to be staff.
  3. You should familiarize yourself with blue light emergency stations located around the campus. These stations can be used to summon police.
  4. You should report any suspicious person or activity to the nearest law enforcement officer, or call UT Police at (865) 974-3114.
  5. Use pedestrian crosswalks and always observe traffic signals and police directions. Do not jaywalk.
  6. We suggest that you discourage team members from traveling alone. It is always better to travel in groups, especially at night.
  7. You should always dial 911 if you have an emergency. If an emergency occurs in your residence hall or hotel, please notify the front desk immediately after calling 911.
  8. Uniformed officers will be present at Challenge venues to ensure site security, and they will be present for Special Events and closing parties to search packages and check Event Passes.
  9. Be sure to complete your “On-Site Event Contact Form,” including wireless phone numbers of those attending the event with your group. This will assist us in locating adults with your group should a problem arise.
  10. There are specific measures in place to help keep every Global Finals participant safe and secure.  The most important security measure involves the Event Passes you will be given when you arrive. These Event Passes and wristbands are required at every event location and function, and they must be worn at all competition areas, recreation areas and special events. Event Passes and wristbands are also required for access to housing areas, meal areas, pin trading locations and entry to the shuttle system.
  11. In the event of an emergency at Global Finals, all Team Managers registered in the emergency system will receive a phone call or text message. Team Managers sign up by entering their phone numbers online when registering their teams. Please note that signing up for this alert system is free of charge, but wireless carriers may charge users a fee to receive text messages.
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