257-SAFE is the University of Kentucky's One-Number Coordinated Student Safety Services Program. This resource is designed to be a one-stop repository for links to campus safety oriented services. These services can be difficult to reach if you can't recall the specific contact information. To this end, the University of Kentucky Police Department has streamlined this process for the campus community by ensuring all these resources can be reached by calling one simple and easy to remember number.257-SAFE (7233).
257-SAFE is easy to use. Simply dial 257 and then spell "SAFE" using the alphanumeric keypad on your telephone. If you have a cell phone without a traditional telephone keypad depicting three or four letters per number (i.e. BlackBerry, iPhone, etc.) you should either pre-program 257-7233 into your contact list or use the alt key to spell out "SAFE" when dialing. Your smart phone will automatically convert the letters to the traditional telephone number when you press send and connect you as normal.
257-SAFE can connect you to the following services:
- SAFECATS student safety escort service: This is a free safety escort service sponsored by UKPD and operated by the Flying Wildcats Booster Club, a student organization of the Air Force ROTC. Escorts have undergone UKPD training and criminal background checks.
- After-hours on-demand CATS bus service: Parking and Transportation provides on-call bus services at varying hours on Sunday-Thursday during the fall and spring semesters when class is in official session.
- UK Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center: The VIP Center works with faculty, staff, students and community partners toward the mission of eliminating the perpetration of power-based personal violence including sexual assault, partner violence and stalking.
- UK-Resource and Referral Line: The Counseling and Testing Center provides information regarding suicide prevention services on campus through the UK Resource and Referral Line.
- Safecats Hearing Impaired service:
A: A service designed to accommodate the needs of the hearing impaired.
B: Hearing impaired seeking to utilize the service should email SAFECATS, and expect a prompt response. If a response is not rendered within 15 minutes of the original email, clientele should resend the email.