Warning from UTEP Police about False Solicitation

The University of Texas at El Paso reminds the El Paso community that its students, staff and faculty do not engage in door-to-door solicitations.

Two incidents were reported to the University as suspected solicitation attempts. Two weeks ago, a resident was approached by a person at Sunland Park Mall who claimed to be a University student. This person solicited donations in exchange for magazine subscriptions.

This week, a student was approached by a person at the Union Building and claimed to be fundraising on behalf of KTEP-FM, the public radio station housed in UTEP’s Department of Communication, also by way of magazine subscriptions.

“These solicitations occur several times each year and I want the community to know that UTEP does not permit these practices,” said UTEP Police Chief Cliff Walsh.

Anyone with concerns should report such solicitations to University Police at 915-747-5611, or the El Paso Police Department at 915-832-4400.

Individuals who want to donate to UTEP are encouraged to contact the University Development Office at 915-747-8533.