UW–Madison actively strives to create a safe campus and community for its students. The UW–Madison Police Department provides complete law enforcement on campus. On the UWPD website you can access safety-related phone numbers, campus safety news and updates, and more. Students can also sign up for WiscAlerts, UW–Madison's emergency notification system, through the My UW student portal; this program sends alerts via text messages, email, and campus land telephone lines.


SAFEwalk, a free service for all UW–Madison students, faculty, and campus guests, is available to escort you throughout campus if you don’t feel safe walking by yourself at night. SAFEwalkers work in two-person teams throughout campus to respond to requests for walks, watch for suspicious situations around campus, and answer transportation/safety-related questions. All SAFEwalkers undergo training with UW Police and are able to assist in a variety of situations. Each team carries a two-way radio and is able to act as a mobile emergency phone between UW Police and SAFEwalk dispatchers.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The 2018 Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous three calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department at or 1429 Monroe St., Madison, WI.