911 for emergencies
The University of Utah Police Department provides services 24/7/365, is commissioned by the state of Utah, and includes officers who are POST-certified. Within U Police, there are three units that work to serve and protect members of the U community, including students, employees, visitors, and patients, as well as their property.
CAMPUS SECURITY and
U HEALTH SECURITY
Main Campus: 801-585-2677
University Hospital: 801-581-2294
Our unarmed security officers patrol the campus and the hospital 24/7/365 and check building locks, provide motorist assists, and offer courtesy escorts.
PARKING AFTER 3 P.M.
“U” parking permits may be used in designated “A” lots after 3 p.m. This option enhances safety by allowing students to park in lots closer to main campus buildings during the evening. The “A” stalls available to students after 3 p.m. are shown in red on the map accessed below.
Emergency Management increases the U’s capabilities to respond to hazards that threaten the campus, while also preventing or reducing the impact of the hazards on the community. The division coordinates the activities of various departments responsible for continued operations during disasters, coordinates inter-local agreements for use of resources, communicates with state and federal agencies, and provides education and training.
Members of the campus community automatically receive email alerts and can also receive text message alerts by signing up through the Campus Alert link in CIS. Alerts provide timely, accurate information about active situations, protective actions to take during emergencies (such as severe weather, an earthquake or a violent attack), and other incidents on campus (such as COVID-19 information or other safety messages).
Safety Warnings are required to be sent when certain crimes present a serious or continuing threat to the campus community and are identified with an orange banner in email communications.
Support resources available 24/7/365 at the University of Utah:
HUNTSMAN MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE
Crisis line 24/7: 801-587-3000
The HMHI focuses on transformative discovery through research, excellence in mental health training and education, and exceptional mental health care for patients and their families. It offers a safe and healing environment and provides a continuum of mental health care.
Community Services offers crisis support 24/7/365 and coordinates response with University Police. Call 801-581-2677 and ask to speak with a crisis support specialist.
*Crisis support specialists are mandatory reporters under Title IX. Confidential resources are available through the HMHI, University Counseling Center, Women’s Resource Center, and Victim-Survivor Advocates in the Center for Student Wellness.
SAFE UT APP
For Crisis Call: 833-372-3388
The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line is a statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone.
MY SSP APP
The My SSP App provides students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support, year-round for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to the student. Students can call or text with a licensed counselor from their cell phone at any time, regardless of their location.
Counseling and support services are available from several entities on campus:
BASIC NEEDS CENTER
The Basic Needs Center aims to enhance student success at the University of Utah by providing resources for day-to-day needs like food, healthcare, financial counseling, and more.
BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION TEAM
With students facing high levels of stress in their lives, faculty and staff may encounter students whose behaviors are concerning, disruptive, or threatening towards themselves or others. In an effort to respond to the safety needs of the campus, the U established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT).
LGBT RESOURCE CENTER
UNIVERSITY COUNSELING CENTER
Services and resources aimed to help students resolve problems, provide crisis support, reduce stress, manage anxiety, and prevent potential problems.
UNIVERSITY STUDENT APARTMENTS
University Student Apartments is committed to making the residential experience an important part of the total university experience. The University of Utah family housing program is one of the largest of its kind in the country and accommodates students from all over the world.
Prevention resources available on campus:
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
EHS is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of the U community, facilities, and its environment through sound management, best practices, and compliance with regulatory requirements. It is comprised of subject matter experts in occupational safety, radiation safety, biological safety, environmental protection, and industrial hygienists.
THE MCCLUSKEY CENTER FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION
The MCVP seeks to bridge the gap between research and practice by bringing together the expertise of researchers, prevention educators, and students to execute a comprehensive research and practice agenda focused on the prevention of relationship and sexual violence.