Safety & Security Resources

Being aware of your surroundings and prepared for unexpected situations goes hand-in-hand with city life. We encourage you to make safety practices an important part of all your daily routines.

University of Chicago Police Department

The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on campus and throughout the Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, and Woodlawn neighborhoods. Under an agreement with the Chicago Police Department, the UCPD jurisdiction extends north to 37th Street, south to 64th Street, east to Lake Shore Drive, and west to Cottage Grove Avenue.

Near the Gleacher Center, the City of Chicago Police Department holds jurisdiction on police matters.

In Case of Emergency

From a campus phone: 123
From any phone: 773-702-8181
From a campus emergency phone: push the button

Chicago Police Department

From a campus phone: 9-911
From a non-campus phone: 911

Dean-on-Call and Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call

The Dean-on-Call is a collaborative effort between Campus and Student Life (CSL) and the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD). UCPD provides dispatch and transportation services for the Dean-on-Call program, and often accompanies the Dean-on-Call when they respond to a student in person. More information on the Dean-on-Call is available here, and more information on the Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call is available here.

From a campus phone: 123 or 4-HELP (4357)
From any phone: 773-702-8181 or 773-834-HELP (4357)
The Dean-on-Call and the Sexual Assault Dean-on-Call are both available 24 hrs/day through the University Police Communication Center or through a direct paging system called 4-HELP.

Office of the Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs

Reports of student misconduct involving discrimination and sexual misconduct should be directed to Jeremy Inabinet, Associate Dean of Students in the University for Disciplinary Affairs. The office may be reached by contacting Campus and Student Life at 773.702.5243. 

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The University of Chicago’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is published by October 1, every year. This report contains information about safety resources, crime statistics, University policies and procedures, important safety tips, and other useful information. Learn more


Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention at the University of Chicago works to create awareness and educate students about healthy gender relations, including dating and risk reduction for sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. Learn more

The University of Chicago Department of Safety and Security

Visit the Department of Safety and Security at their headquarters at 6054 South Drexel Avenue. For more information about Safety and Security visit

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