Maintaining a safe and secure campus where we learn and work
Maintaining a safe and secure campus at which to learn, work, live, and play is of the highest priority for the University of Vermont. The Office of Emergency Management works tirelessly to prepare the campus for anything it may face by preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against natural and human caused disasters and emergencies.
The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to be prepared. Click here to visit out training calendar! We encourage you to visit our preparedness webpage for specific information on how to stay ready while at UVM. It is also highly recommended that you sign up for CATAlert to receive critical information during an emergency and if you're off campus, BTV Community Alerts, Burlington's Emergency Notification System. Having a plan and knowing what you will do during an emergency is important both on and off campus.
See Something, Say Something
One of the best ways to prevent emergencies and crime is early reporting. If you see an emergency situation or a crime taking place, immediately call 911 and let them know your location and the nature of the emergency. If you are on campus you can hit any of the blue light poles and immediately get connected with a UVM Police Dispatcher. If you would like to report something other than an emergency you can contact Police Services at 656-3473 or report the incident on their website uvm.edu/police
What to do in an emergency?
While the likelihood of experiencing a significant emergency on campus is very small, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared. During an emergency, the University will communicate information via our CATAlert system, our UVM website, and on social media. During the early stages of an emergency information may be scarce. Knowing emergency numbers and the locations of campus resources is very important. Check out how UVM will respond to emergencies and read our plan.