Campus Safety

How safe is the campus?

U-M employs its own security and police force who patrol the campus and work with the city of Ann Arbor to make our campus as safe as possible. Please view the Division of Public Safety & Security's (DPSS) website for a list of services provided, as well as crime & safety data.

Some other safety features on campus include:

  • After Hours Transit Services: University of Michigan has many services available to help students, faculty, and staff get where they’re going at night—safely. Some options are:
    • SafeRide is a free service that transports students, faculty, and staff to their residence or vehicle within a one-mile radius of campus. Riders may use this service once per evening and must present a valid U-M ID (Mcard). During fall and winter terms, this service is available daily from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Emergency Ride Home is a free ride-share provided by Golden Limousine that can be provided in emergency situations for faculty, staff, and students on the Ann Arbor campus to return to their vehicle parked in remote lots or to any location (home, school, daycare provider, etc.). Eligible types of emergencies covered by the program include personal or family illness or injury, unscheduled overtime or other mandatory work-related holdovers, or stranded carpool or vanpool riders.
  • Emergency Blue Light Phones: Anyone on campus can directly contact DPSS by using the Emergency Blue Light Phones located throughout campus. Red box emergency phones or buttons, located in campus parking structures and building elevators, also directly connect to DPSS Dispatch Services. When the telephone receiver is removed from the cradle or the button is pushed, DPSS Dispatch Services is automatically provided a location and an officer will be sent to the location of the telephone.
  • Emergency Alerts: U-M Emergency Alerts are urgent, mass notifications that keep students, faculty, and staff informed about major active emergencies on campus. This system is reserved for campus-wide emergencies, which include but are not limited to: an active violence incident, such as an active attacker, a tornado warning for Washtenaw County, a severe thunderstorm with wind greater than 75 miles per hour, or a major spill of hazardous material(s).
  • U-M Public Safety App: Want to have University of Michigan safety resources at your fingertips in one convenient app? The U-M Public Safety App will keep you in the know about campus emergencies and allow you to quickly communicate with us about your safety concerns.
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