The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Safety and Wellness


Your safety is our top priority. In an emergency, dial 911 or seek a nearby emergency phone (throughout campus). Report any crimes or suspicious people to 801-585-COPS; this number will get you to a dispatch officer at the University of Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS; If at any time, you would like to be escorted by a security officer to or from areas on campus, DPS will help — just give a call.

The University of Utah seeks to provide a safe and healthy experience for students, employees, and others who make use of campus facilities.  In support of this goal, the University has established confidential resources and support services to assist students who may have been affected by harassment, abusive relationships, or sexual misconduct. For more read the detailed listing of University Resources for campus safety.  

Download UHeadUp which provides students, faculty, staff and visitors with a quick-reference campus emergency response guide, a photo and comment upload to tell us about your safety concerns around campus.

Crisis Support

Are you or another student currently in Crisis? CLICK HERE to connect to immediate intervention assistance. For more urgent situations and after hours, please go to the University Neuropsychiatric Institute, 501 Chipeta Way, Call the UNI 24 Hour Crisis Line at 801-587-3000 or go to the Emergency Department at the University Hospital. 

Are you concerned about a fellow student?

With students facing high levels of stress in their lives, faculty and staff may encounter students whose behaviors are concerning, disruptive, or threatening towards themselves or others. In an effort to respond to the safety needs of the campus, the University of Utah has established the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). To file a report, click here.

Mind & Body

Office of the Dean of Students is a resource to students through support, advocacy, involvement, and accountability. The Dean of Students also provides referrals to other areas within the University and/or the Salt Lake Community.

Center for Student Wellness helps students have successful academic and personal experiences by providing information and resources in the form of health education and advocacy services.

Student Life Center offers FREE services to students (with low-cost memberships for family) which includes: Outdoor AdventuresFitness ProgramsPersonal Training, Massage Therapy, free childcare provided by ASUU to students while you work out.

Student Health Center provides healthcare to students, spouses, and their dependents. Students in need of health insurance offers low-cost insurance for students and their dependence.

Mindfulness Center – Offers free afternoon meditation sessions, as well as free & low-cost workshops. Looking for a space? Go to the third floor of the Union by the Parlors. The Meditation Space is a room for all students, faculty, and staff for meditation and religious/spiritual observances. Take a look at these apps for meditation, stress management, sleep, mood tracking and more.
University Counseling Center (UCC) provides services related to personal, career, and academic learning issues. UCC offers individual and group counseling, classes, and workshops. Please visit the UCC services page for specifics on the services provided, as well as the low-cost (See Fee Schedule). Take a look at these additional Mental Health Resources and Information by Topic and a Free Anonymous Online Screening Tool.

International Student Specific Resources

Understandably International students face the unique challenge of navigating graduate life in addition to cultural changes. Creating a sense of connection, in addition to addressing culture shock, is a priority of the University. International students can access any and all of the above-listed resources, in addition to utilizing the International Center and Campus Activities and Groups.