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Safety

The University of Toledo takes your safety on campus very seriously. We want to highlight a few of our initiatives to help our students and promote a safe atmosphere at UT.

UT Alert
UT ALERT is an emergency notification system that lets users receive e-mails or texts about on-campus alerts, including inclement weather, power outages, etc. You can sign up once you are enrolled at https://utalert.utoledo.edu/


Emergency Phones
If you've been on campus, you've probably seen the blue emergency phones. There are more than 120 of these throughout UT's campuses. When activated, an emergency phone provides a direct, almost instantaneous link to Campus Police and lets the dispatcher immediately know the caller’s location.

Between dusk and dawn, police respond to the activation of emergency telephones even if no words are spoken. Despite their name, Emergency Phones are not just for emergencies. They are the campus community’s direct link to the police dispatcher and can be used to:
  • Request an escort between buildings
  • Report a suspicious person or circumstance
  • Obtain access to a building or room
  • Request motorist assistance
  • Report an elevator entrapment
Card Access Entry to Residence Halls
All doors to residence halls are locked. Only students living in a hall have card-swipe access to the building. All visitors have to register at the information desk near the front door.

To read more about residence hall safety, visit utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/reslife/hallsafety1.html


Night Watch
This service provides a two-person escort team for students who do not want to walk alone on campus during evening hours. The team is in constant radio contact with police dispatch and will walk students to and from buildings while classes are in session. To learn more, visit utoledo.edu/depts/police/Night_Watch.html


Outdoor Alert System
UT has nine loud speakers across all three campuses that alert students to weather or other types of emergencies immediately.


Closed Circuit TV System
UT Police are responsible for monitoring a campus-wide system of cameras outside buildings, residence halls and parking structures. To learn more about the system, visit utoledo.edu/depts/police/CCTV_Cameras.html

Parking Enforcement/Assistance
Rocket Patrol is the student-staffed group that monitors the parking lots on campus. They enforce parking regulations, and the patrollers can assist drivers with minor vehicle troubles (flat tire, etc.).

Campus Police
University Police, under Police Chief Jeff Newton, employs more than 15 officers who patrol UT's campuses and buildings 24/7. They also issue community awareness bulletins and have a full safety report about UT available on their site at utoledo.edu/depts/police
Last Updated: 6/26/15