A comprehensive website for all safety-related information, reporting and support resources, training, and more at the University of Utah is comprised on the SAFEU website.
The U campus is patrolled 24 hours per day, seven days a week by Campus Security officers. Campus Security and U Health Security offer courtesy escort services and assist those who have locked their keys in their vehicle or need help jump-starting a car. To request a service on campus, call 801-585-2677. If you are in one of our medical facilities, call 801-581-2294.
Prevention and safety tips
- Responsibility for a crime lies with the person committing it; however, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk of experiencing crime. Please remember:
- Use the U’s SafeRide program or a courtesy escort (Main campus: 801-585-2677; University Hospital: 801-581-2294) to get around campus.
- Let a family member or friend know when you’re going somewhere and your estimated time of arrival or return. This allows them to notify police as quickly as possible if there is a problem.
- If you feel uneasy, leave the area. Go to a safe location and notify University Police at 801-585-2677, or in case of an emergency, dial 911.
- Take care of one another and consider stopping and being present until help arrives in situations where someone may be experiencing harm. The person causing harm may stop if other people are around.
- Report any suspicious activities to University Police at 801-585-2677. Be prepared to provide as many details as possible.
- Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions, especially when walking alone. Try to avoid isolated or dark areas. Walk in groups whenever you can—there is safety in numbers.
- If a person approaches you in a way that makes you uncomfortable, maintain a distance and be observant; if they are in a vehicle, get the license plate number, make, model, color, and any additional identifiers, such as damage to the vehicle and direction of flight, if possible.
More safety tips and FAQs, here.
Support and other resources
- Additional support and resources are available at the SafeU website, through the SafeUT app, and through the U’s Basic Needs Center.
- Counseling and support services are available from several entities on campus:
- American Indian Resource Center: 801-581-7019
- Black Cultural Center: 801-213-1441
- Center for Student Wellness (victim-survivor advocates, bystander intervention training):801-581-7776
- Employee Assistance Program (staff): 801-587-9319 or 800-926-9619
- Independent Review Committee: complaints about public safety personnel may be reported to the Independent Review Committee at utah.edu
- LGBT Resource Center: 801-587-7973
- Office for Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Title IX: 801-581-8365
- Office of the Dean of Students: 801-581-7066
- University Counseling Center (students only):801-581-6826
- University Neuropsychiatric Institute crisis line (available 24/7):801-587-3000
- Women’s Resource Center: 801-581-8030