Message from the president

November 1, 2017

Over the past week, Texas State University received several threats to our San Marcos Campus. I recognize that this has created a stressful and difficult experience for our university community. I share your concern.

The security and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priorities, and we take these threats very seriously. We are committed to keeping our community safe, and have enlisted the aid of federal law enforcement officials to identify the source of the threats. I am constrained in how much information I can disclose because of the ongoing investigation.

I recognize that in some instances social media postings are disseminated faster than official university communications, but we strive to distribute information about evolving incidents as quickly as possible. Our continued goal is to share appropriate information with the university community in a timely manner.

If you have any information about the recent threats, I encourage you to contact the University Police Department at 512-245-2805.

We appreciate the partnership of the University Police Department, Hays County Sheriff’s Office, San Marcos Police Department and other state and federal authorities.

For more information related to recent events, I encourage you to review our Frequently Asked Questions.

Denise M. Trauth