Safety and security

Committed to your safety

The safety of people on campus and in the surrounding community is a paramount priority for the University of Chicago. On this page, you’ll find an overview of the robust safety resources available to you, as well as tips for staying safe in the city. For a complete picture of the University’s ongoing commitment to safety and a full list of resources, please explore the Department of Safety and Security’s website.


Staying safe in the city

Chicago is one of the world’s great cities, and we are proud to call it home. There are also security considerations that come with living in a large city – and the University has extensive resources available to help you stay safe. The safety tips on this page are good advice for living in a large urban environment.

Staying safe around campus

We take a holistic approach when it comes safety and security—utilizing a wide variety of methods from incident prevention to getting you the right help when you need it.

Staying safe where you live and work

We’re looking out for you, whether you are living on or off campus. That’s why we provide services like residential security assessments, safety escorts, and motorist assistance along with tools and training to help you stay safe and secure.

Safe transportation

Ride-sharing resources, discounted travel programs, UChicago shuttles, and safety escorts are just a few of the ways you can find safe transportation around UChicago and the city.