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Student Safety Resources

Important Phone Numbers and Resources

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

Lighted Pathways

The University maintains a map of lighted pathways across Grounds and encourages all community members to use these pathways and walk with friends late at night.

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

Legal Risks in Virginia (pdf)