Creating a Safe U
Safety and security are among the University's top priorities. Below are some resources to promote campus safety.
- Safety is Easy. The Pavement is Hard. Pedestrians, bikers, and drivers: Here are some simple safety messages to keep in mind as you navigate campus.
- The Step Up campaign has been designed to help prevent sexual assault, campus crime, and excessive drinking. Step up and do what's right.
- TXT-U, the University of Minnesota emergency notification text messaging system.
- 624-WALK, a free walking or biking security escort service to and from campus locations and adjacent neighborhoods, available to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
- Gopher Chauffeur, a free door-to-door van service offering rides on and near campus.
- Wide-ranging safety and security measures in residence halls and apartments.
- Twenty Code Blue Phones for immediate connection to a 911 operator at the University Police station.
- 200 yellow phones for emergency, medical, and safety-related calls.
- 2,300 security cameras monitored 24 hours a day.
- A variety of University departments involved in planning for and responding to emergencies.
- Nearly 200 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located in buildings across campus.
Visit the UMPD website for more on crime prevention.
TXT-U is the University of Minnesota's emergency notification text messaging system. Learn more about the program and how to keep your TXT-U information up-to-date.
Crookston Safety and Security website
Duluth Safety and Security website
Morris Safety and Security website
Rochester Safety and Security website