Student Safety

University Resources

Federal law requires the University to publish an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes information on crime prevention, fire safety, University Police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, and statistics about crimes that occurred during the previous three years on Grounds or in designated areas near Grounds as well as in other locations specified by law. The document is available on the University’s Clery Act web site at You may request a hard copy of the report from the University by writing to


UVA Emergency/Critical Incident

UVA Alerts
Sign up for the University of Virginia’s emergency text messaging service for students, faculty, and staff at

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Police, Fire, Rescue, Other Emergency
911 (UVA phones no longer require an extra 9 before 911)

University Police
The University Police Department works to maintain a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and other visitors and community members. UPD's main office is located at 2304 Ivy Road.

Non-emergency dispatch: (434) 924-7166
Emergency: 911

University Ambassadors
University operates a program of public safety Ambassadors in an area of the City of Charlottesville adjacent to University Grounds. These ambassadors are highly visible through use of specially marked vehicles and bright yellow logo attire.

Blue Light Phones
Located on Grounds and in the immediately surrounding area.

Blue Ridge Poison Center
Crisis Intervention
(434) 924-5556 or
(434) 243-5150

Facilities Management Trouble Reporting
(434) 924-1777

Hazing Education and Prevention
Hazing Hotline: (434) 243-HAZE(4293)

Inclement Weather Information/Instructions
(434) 924-SNOW or 243-SNOW

CERT: Community Emergency Response Team
(434) 971-1263

HELP Line Crisis Hotline
(434) 295-TALK
(434) 295-8255

Safe Ride
Safe Ride is an on-demand shuttle service that provides students a safe alternative to walking home alone after UTS bus service has ended for the evening. Rides may be requested by calling (434) 242-1122 or via Transloc OnDemand mobile app. A wheelchair accessible Safe Ride van may also be requested.

(434) 242-1122 (after midnight only)

SARA: Sexual Assault Resource Agency
(434) 977-7273

SHE: Shelter for Help in Emergency
(434) 293-8509

Student Health
After hours on-call number (434) 972-7004