Your Safety Is Our Priority.

Be smart, and do your part to stay safe.

At UC, we are committed to providing you with an innovative, safe and life-changing academic experience. Ensuring a safe environment on campus and within the surrounding community is our highest priority.

Although the Department of Public Safety plays a major role in the prevention of crime, students, faculty and staff must work together to maintain a safe place to live and work. The university offers an array of resources to ensure your well-being and academic success. 

To the right are tools to help you stay safe and below are resources you can use to stay abreast of campus safety notices, weather emergencies and more. 

  • On the Web - Visit for detailed campus closure and emergency information updates.
  • On your mobile device - Register your cell phone with the university to receive emergency text alerts.
  • By email - Check your UC email account for campus safety messages and alerts.
  • In social media - On Twitter follow @UCPublicSafety and @uofcincy

Fire Safety

The University of Cincinnati has teamed up with the city of Cincinnati to create the Safe Housing Initiative to increase awareness and educate students about fire safety.  Whether you live on-campus or off-campus, safety is paramount.

If you live off-campus, call 513-357-7585 to request a fire inspection of your rental property.



Safety Resources:

  • Blue Help Phones - located around campus to contact UC Police.
  • Bearcat Guardian - Free mobile app available through iTunes and Google Play.  Connects users with UC Police. Allows friends or family members to monitor users in real-time as they walk to a destination.
  • NightRide - Free nightime shuttle service that provides transportation to and from locations within a one mile radius around campus. Call 513-556-RIDE (7433)
  • Safety Ambassadors - Patrol off campus areas and serve as eyes and ears for police. No need to walk alone at night. An Ambassador can walk with you. Call 513-446-2968.      Hours are 6 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.