- UVM has a fully commissioned and accredited Police Department, which operates 24/7, 365 days a year.
- We have a campus-based 911 emergency response system that directly interacts with UVM Police. Non-university or cell phone calls to 911 also are dispatched to us through the Williston Call Center.
- We also employ 'Service Officers' responsible for patrolling and locking down all academic and residential buildings.
- Rape Aggression Defense classes are offered by UVM Police.
- We have an extensive Blue Light Emergency Phone System through the campus.
- Safety escorts/rides are offered by UVM Police on a case-by-case basis, usually after the shuttle buses stop running.
- UVM maintains a robust Campus Area Transportation System that is closely integrated with local public transportation systems. Buses travel on the campus and into student neighborhoods downtown until midnight during the week, and until 3 am Thurs - Sat, and the number of buses running has been expanded.
- All UVM students also have free access to the Chittenden County Transportation bus system.
- After hours parking is available to all students and employees with late-night commitments.
- Joint patrols in the Burlington Hill Section with UVM and BPD occur on warm-weather weekends.
.:Residential Life Services
- UVM's Residential Life System is staffed by higher education and student affairs professionals. Full-time and Graduate professionals live in the halls and work in close partnership with Police Services to maintain an appropriate level of security.
- Residential Life staff train with Police Services staff to ensure that proper emergency response protocols and confrontation skill levels are in place.
- Residence hall entrances are locked 24/7 and require building-specific keys and/or ID cards for access.
- Residential Life and Police Services participate in an Officer Liaison Program in which Officers are assigned to specific complexes, and Residential Life and Police Services jointly conduct programs throughout the year on topics like basic crime prevention, personal safety, and drug and alcohol awareness.
- Residential Life has an after hours on-call duty system for both students and professional staff. RAs are on duty each night from 5 pm to 8:30 am, making rounds periodically to make contact with students, check doors, and be aware of issues and problems in the building.
- Main Desks are open from 8 am to 4:30 pm Mon - Fri, with more limited hours on weekends.
- Professional and graduate staff members are also on call by phone or in person to assist undergraduate staff with problems, emergencies, or crises.
Orientation Programs begin in June, and offer extensive information about policies and resources. In August, we also have mandatory orientation regarding sexual assault and a variety of other issues, including safety and crime prevention.
Residential Life offers ongoing educational programming, floor and community meetings, alerts/messages, and a constantly updated website.
Police Services provides RAD classes, campus alerts, and an updated website.
The Women's Center encompasses a well-developed Advocacy Program, Campus Gender Violence Project, Anti-Rape programs, the peer-oriented Paradigm Project, and the Gender Violence Response Team.
Our Center for Health and Wellbeing offers several educational programs through their Health Promotions Office on a range of topics including body image, alcohol & drug use/abuse, sexuality, etc. The Counseling Center provides peer support groups and offers Alcohol and Drug Education Counseling Services as well as a relatively new position, the Men's Outreach Coordinator, whose focus includes anti-violence work with men.
Our Office of Student and Community Relations focuses on the off-campus population, providing information, programs, and services including our off-campus video and Survival Guide.
Student Life offers opportunities for positive involvement on campus (Greek Life, Leadership Programs, Community Service, and campus-wide programs (movies, concerts, etc.). This office also publishes The Cat's Tale- a student calendar/guidebook - which contains vast information regarding campus resources, as well as providing programs about risks associated with online activity like Facebook and Myspace.
The Center for Student Ethics and Standards reviews all student policy violations. They uphold the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities as well as the Code of Academic Integrity. This office also provides prevention resources such as Alternative Dispute Resolution and an Intergroup Dialogue course.
The Dean of Students Office notifies students (once per semester) about the campus policies and related resources and publishes the Student Handbook, which highlights behavioral expectations through the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and Code of Academic Integrity.
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.:Intervention and Support
The Dean of Students Office coordinates (in conjunction with the Counseling Center, Diversity and Equity Units, Residential Life, Police Services, Academic Deans Offices, etc.) a comprehensive response for students of concern who may be struggling with their mental or physical well-being. These offices also conduct training sessions for student leaders, faculty members, and staff members about early identification of concerning behavior and the support networks available for students.
UVM Police Services
Center for Health and Wellbeing
Campus Emergency and Safety Information
Burlington Police Department
Burlington Fire Department
Fletcher Allen Healthcare
Department of Risk Management
UVM's Think, Care, Act! Safety Site