While we have a very safe campus, a community of our size will never be entirely crime-free. Four police departments work hard to protect our campus community, but you play the most important role in looking after your own and others’ safety. These tools are available to empower you to be an active participant in protecting yourself and our community.
University of Illinois Police
For general inquiries:
- Web: police.illinois.edu
- Phone: 217-333-1216
Call 911 in an emergency. Call 217-333-1216 (TTY: 217-244-7209) for non-emergencies.
Follow UIPD on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to learn more and to stay informed of campus safety issues.
Our emergency notification system provides real-time updates and potentially life-saving instructions during campus emergencies. Students can sign up for Illini-Alert text messages at emergency.illinois.edu. Anyone else can sign up by texting “IlliniAlert” to 226787.
Campus Safety Notices
Campus Safety Notices are issued by email and posted on the University of Illinois Police website to inform you of public safety concerns in the campus area. You will automatically receive these if you have an illinois.edu email address. Otherwise, you can sign up for Campus Safety Notices at police.illinois.edu.
SafeWalks is a free service offered by fellow students who provide walking escorts when you must travel at night. Traveling in groups can reduce your risk of being targeted by a criminal. Call (217) 333-1216 to request a SafeWalks escort.
SafeRides is a bus service operated by the local Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District to provide transportation when traveling alone at night. Call (217) 265-RIDE (7433) during fall semester from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. and during spring semester call from 7:00 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Sexual Violence Information and Resources
Sexual violence is a significant concern on college campuses across the country. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides prevention and awareness education, resources and reporting options at wecare.illinois.edu.
Run, Hide, Fight
Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. It is important to take a moment to think about what we would do in a situation where our ability to react quickly may save our lives. Learn more about these guidelines at police.illinois.edu/safe.