Safety Resources for Students

At the University of Kentucky, we put students at the center of everything that we do. Everyone on our campus -- faculty, staff and students -- is committed to that vision. We are a welcoming, inclusive community that values safety and sense of belonging for everyone. To the point of safety, UK has implemented a state-of-the-art security system for campus that includes a video monitoring system with more than 1,400 cameras; centralized access control for campus buildings; and a comprehensive early warning emergency notification.


The information on this page outlines several resources and people at UK who are dedicated to your safety and ensuring you find your place in this community. We encourage you to use these resources and lean on these people, who are dedicated to your success.


Reporting a safety concern (Public)

UK's Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity

UK Police

Reporting a safety concern (Confidential)

VIP Center

Counseling Center

University Health Services

Reporting incident of hatred, explicit bias or identity-based violence

Bias Incident Support Services (BISS)

Safety tools

LiveSafe App – Text police, submit tips, virtually walk your friends home. 

UK Alert – Emergency notification system.

Kentucky Wildcab – Free, on-demand student transportation. Thursday - Saturday, from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. 

SAFECATS – Free safety escort service. Available Sunday - Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. 

Cats Path - Recommended walking routes on campus.

Personal safety programs

UK Police Community Services

For information about diversity and inclusion efforts

Office of Institutional Diversity

For information about CATS

Center for Research on Violence Against Women