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Department of Public Safety

Get an Escort Across Campus

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides a dusk to dawn escort service for students based on safety/security concerns. Escorts will ensure students are not walking across campus alone. Call 852-6111 to arrange this service.

Report an Act of Intolerance, Racism and Homophobia (Hate Line)

Such behaviors can be reported to the BIRT Program at 852-2478. Someone is on call 24/7. The BIRT program also available through e-mail at BIRT@louisville.edu. DPS can also be take reports at 852-6726.

Report a Sexual Assault

UofL Department of Public Safety - 852-6111

Metro Police - 574-7111

Center for Women and Families Rape Relief Program 24-hour Hotline - 581-RAPE

UofL Counseling Center - 852-6585

Student Health Service - 852-6479

Contact the resident director of your residence hall.

More information about their DPS services can be found at the DPS website.

Reporting Crimes in General

Crimes can be reported to the University police at 852-6111

Louisville Metro Police at 574-7111

Emergency calls can be reported to both through 911

Silent Witness Program

Often students are the first to become aware of a concern that might jeopardize the safety of others in our university community.  All members of the community need to take an active role in reporting threats or concerns that could lead to violence or other criminal activity.  The Silent Witness Program and Anonymous Reporting Form was developed to allow members of the community to anonymously report the following types of incidents:

  • Witness a crime
  • Area victim of a crime but do not wish to make an official police report
  • Become aware of suspicious activity on campus
  • Are concerned about the welfare of an individual.
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