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Safety and Support

Every Hawkeye—students, faculty, staff, and other members of our community—can only thrive in a safe and inclusive environment. 

When you choose a university, you're choosing more than a place to study. You're choosing a home. We're here to help you feel welcome, safe, and supported both in and out of the classroom while you're on campus. 

We're continuously looking for new ways to remain one of America's safest college campuses. Our community members, programs, and the institutional resources below play a vital role in that effort. If there's any way we can help support your well-being while at Iowa, we want to hear from you. 

To report a crime or emergency

In an emergency, call or text 911
University of Iowa Police Department
Non-emergency: 319-335-5022
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To report threatening behavior

Threat Assessment Team

*TAT is not a 24/7 service. If you feel you or someone you know is in imminent danger or experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911. 988 offers 24/7 call, text, and chat access to trained crisis counselors.
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For mental health support

UI Support and Crisis Line
Call: 844-461-5420

Text: 844-461-5420

Chat Online

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Reporting Options

We all have a role to play in supporting campus safety. If you witness something that is a threat to public safety or an individual, you are strongly encouraged to report it to police as soon as possible so they can address safety issues in our community.

The university has a number of resources and reporting options depending on the situation you're facing.

Report a crime or emergency

You are strongly encouraged to report any known or suspected criminal activity or safety concerns to police by calling 911. 
Non-emergency line: 319-335-5022

Report threatening behavior

The Threat Assessment Team relies on those in our community to recognize and report troubling and suspicious behaviors. This is not a 24/7 service. In an emergency, call 911.

Report as a CSA

If you are a Campus Security Authority you have a legal obligation to report all criminal incidents occurring on campus or during UI activities to the Office of Clery Compliance.

Report a problem

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is available to explain and answer questions about reporting options if you have a concern about sexual misconduct, bias, harassment, equity, and discrimination.

Get help

The university offers many resources, including confidential advice and medical assistance, to help you through whatever situation you may be experiencing. To learn more, view this comprehensive list.

Report to student accountability

OSA is dedicated to encouraging responsible community behavior, educating students, and facilitating accountability when violations of the Code of Student Life have occurred.

Services and Resources

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University Counseling Service

Meet with a counselor.

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Emergency Notifications

Review and update Hawk Alert settings. 

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Rave Guardian

Download the campus safety app.

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Educational Opportunities

Request safety training.

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Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)

Find confidential resources. 

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Nite Ride

Access free, late-night transportation.

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Safety Tips

Stay informed. 

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Annual Security Report

Campus crime information.

Campus Safety

The university is committed to supporting your personal safety. Learn more about crime prevention strategies, training opportunities, and campus safety services, including Nite Ride and Rave Guardian.