• Catamount Safety Awards Nominations Nov 15th through March 1st, https://go.uvm.edu/safetyawards

Recent Safety Communications:

Incapacitating Drugs Mar. 18th, 2024

(Regarding recent incidents)

Is Burlington Safe? Mar. 15th, 2024

(Regarding recent activity in Burlington)

Community Support Dec. 6th, 2023

(Student and Community Support Efforts regarding Israel & Palestine Conflict)

Safety Communication Nov. 27th, 2023

(Shooting incident on North Prospect Street, November 25)

Campus Safety Updates Sept. 11, 2023

(Updates & tools)

Safety Communication Aug. 21st, 2023

(CATSafe App & Safety & Security Initiatives)


The Division of Safety & Compliance is, in partnership with numerous campus partners, charged with providing core public safety functions through police services, emergency management (including fire safety), environmental health & safety, risk management, compliance (including ethics oversight and institutional policies), and the CatCard team (responsible for electronic security access controls).

The University of Vermont Safety and Security Philosophy

Maintaining a safe and secure campus at which to learn, work, live, and play is of the highest priority for the University of Vermont. UVM’s unique position within the community causes it to function much like a small municipality. As such, the University has adopted and continually refines with constituent input the following measures to complement personal preparedness and good common sense.


The CATcard Service Center provides digital enterprise-wide identity management, access control, and stored value transaction processing for on and off-campus functions that support University operations. We are also responsible for the management of the campus-wide video surveillance system.

Compliance Services

The Office of Compliance & Privacy Services oversees the University’s Compliance, Privacy, Enterprise Risk Management, Conflict of Interest, and Public Records programs. We work closely with the University community to promote an institutional culture of compliance and thus prevent and effectively address violations of law, regulations and University policy and protocols.

Environmental Health & Safety

At UVM, safety is a partnership and a shared responsibility, requiring the active involvement of people in all departments and positions. Whether you work in or use a laboratory, art studio, or an outdoor location off-site - our goal is to help you be as safe as possible. Visit the Environmental Health & Safety website. 

Emergency Management

The UVM Department of Emergency Management is responsible for leading and/or coordinating the mitigation, preparation for, response to and recovery from incidents, emergencies and disasters affecting the university, through planning, training, exercising and incident management. The EM department manages CATalert, LiveSafe safety app, Automated External Defibrillators, UAS (drones), Fire Safety, and Continuity of Operations planning.

Risk Management

Risk Management is the process of identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks and liabilities associated with activities and operations across campus. We support this effort by providing effective risk financing (through insurance and self-insurance), sound claims management, health and safety support, best practice advice, contract review and regulatory compliance assistance.

Police Services

UVM Police Services is a nationally accredited full-time sworn police agency with statewide authority, whose primary role is public safety. All members of UVM Police Services are guardians of our community, committed to good work, done well for the right reasons. Our call is to serve and protect the most diverse community in the State of Vermont.