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Confidential Support

There are centers on campus that provide confidential counseling or support for any concerns a person wishes to discuss. These services are available to help people resolve existing problems, prevent potential problems and develop new skills that will enrich their lives. These resources do not require counselors or advocates to report anything to the Office of the Dean of Students, the Title IX coordinator or the police, but they may report aggregated, non-identifiable statistics. While these resources are confidential, there are some legal exceptions to this rule. Some of these exceptions include an imminent threat of danger to self or others; reported abuse, neglect or exploitation of a child or dependent adult; an unreported diagnosis of certain communicable diseases; and a court order.

Provides compassionate and confidential mental health services for students

The central resource for educational and support services for women

Support for students, faculty and staff who’ve experienced interpersonal violence

Mental Health Counseling

The U offers mental health services through the University Counseling Center and Women’s Resource Center. Services at the Counseling Center include individual, couples and group counseling; workshops; classes; psychiatric medication services; and psychological assessments. Eligible students experiencing emotional, interpersonal, behavioral or spiritual difficulties that are interfering with their ability to be academically successful are encouraged to access these services. If you are experiencing a crisis that requires immediate attention, contact the Counseling Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at 801-581-6826 or visit us at 426 Student Services Building. A 24/7 crisis line is available through the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, 801-587-3000. The institute also operates the SafeUT app, which allows students to chat with a crisis counselor via their smartphones. The Women’s Resource Center also offers counseling, with a special focus and expertise in the psychology of women and gender, as well as support groups and workshops.

Provides compassionate and confidential mental health services for students

The central resource for educational and support services for women

Offers 24/7 crisis line services and crisis chat through the SafeUT app

Victim-Survivor Advocacy

Victim-survivor advocates from the Center for Student Wellness aim to make the University of Utah a safe, survivor-friendly environment for all. They focus on providing students, faculty and staff with the resources and support they need to take steps after experiencing interpersonal violence of any kind, such as dating and domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault or rape. They present all options and information to someone who has experienced sexual or relationship violence and then support them in whatever decision they make going forward.

Bystander Intervention and Other Training

Bystander intervention training empowers students to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. Stepping in to assist another person who is experiencing harm or abuse is an important part of helping and supporting people in our community. Standing up to de-escalate violence can be difficult but each student at the U plays a valuable role in making our campus a safer place.

The Center for Student Wellness’ training is built on national examples of bystander intervention. It is designed to mobilize students, raise awareness and provide skills to recognize, intervene, prevent and/or stop inappropriate comments, actions and behaviors — with an emphasis on stopping interpersonal violence, rape and sexual assault.

Beginning in 2018, all students and new faculty and staff will be required to complete Haven and Haven Plus, online training modules that address prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment among students, faculty and staff. In addition, the U offers a wide range of other awareness and prevention training opportunities for students, staff and faculty (click on “Other trainings” for more information).

Campus Safety Escorts, Reports and Policies

The Campus Security Division provides courtesy escorts for students, faculty and staff who are on campus at night or at odd hours. A courtesy escort can accompany you, either on foot or in a vehicle, to your dorm, vehicle or a campus building. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If possible, please call ahead to arrange a courtesy escort. Note: Campus Security does not provide off-campus courtesy escorts.

For a Courtesy Escort Call: Main Campus: 801-585-2677 | University Hospital: 801-581-2294

University Safety produces a daily crime log that tracks incidents occurring on campus. In addition, the university produces numerous other reports on safety issues, some required by law and others as a means of gauging the campus climate.The university’s interactive campus map provides information about construction around campus that may impact travel paths as well as locations of emergency phones.


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