Student Safety

UF Alerts
Given the nature of incidents which occur both on and off campus, The University of Florida Police Department would like to remind anyone interested in receiving information of this nature to sign up with the UF Alert notification systems. Please visit the UF Alert web site for information pertaining to our entire range of notification capabilities and how you can receive notifications from the University of Florida.

The UF Alert program is coordinated by the Department of Emergency Management in cooperation with University of Florida Police Department and University Relations.

University Police
The University Police Department Patrol Division is located in the station building at the corner of Museum Road and Newell Drive.

The University of Florida Police Department provides service 24 hours a day, and is an integral part of the university’s dedication to developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus through the cooperative efforts of many university departments and community organizations.

Non-emergency dispatch: 352.392.1111
Emergency: 911

Smartphone users who download the free GATORSAFE safety app can now report tips to the UF Police Department, make emergency calls and perform other functions that improve their personal safety and security.

The free GATORSAFE mobile app can be downloaded to smartphones via the Google Play & Apple App stores. Click here to learn more.

Blue Light Phones
Located on campus and in the immediately surrounding area.

Hazing Education and Prevention
The University of Florida’s goal is to be a “hazing-free university.” This will only happen with the cooperation of all involved: potential new members, members, and leaders of student organizations, advisors, coaches, faculty, staff, and parents. Together we can make this campus a hazing-free zone.

If you become aware of a hazing incident or are concerned that what is being asked of you may be hazing, please report it to either organizational advisor, the University of Florida Police Department or to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. By reporting hazing violations, you help yourself, the organization, the University, and you may possibly be saving a life. Click here to learn more.

SNAP Rides
The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) is a free, nightly, campus safety and transportation service sponsored by UF Student Government, Student Traffic Court, and the University of Florida Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS). SNAP provides a point-to-point vehicular escort service. All SNAP employees are current University of Florida students who have passed a stringent background check, 15-passenger van training, and a driving test. In addition, SNAP employees must also meet an academic standard to remain employed. All SNAP employees are equipped with a visible orange uniform shirt with the “SNAP” logo, picture ID, radios, and flashlights. All SNAP vans are clearly marked with official decals. SNAP’s funding comes from the transportation fee generated from student tuition fees.

How to Request a SNAP escort
There are two ways to request a SNAP escort. The preferred method is by downloading the “TapRide” app, which is FREE and available to download from either the Google Play Store or on Apple iTunes by searching “TapRide”. Once you download the app, please choose the “University of Florida SNAP” location and log in with your Gatorlink account.

You can also request a SNAP escort by calling 352-392-SNAP (7627) and discussing your request with a SNAP dispatcher. When you reach the dispatcher, provide your first name, UF ID, pickup location, and destination. The SNAP dispatcher will then enter your request into the TapRide app and coordinate a SNAP van to arrive at your location. Click here to learn more.

Student Healthcare Center
The mission of the University of Florida Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is to help every student achieve optimal health in the pursuit of personal and academic success. All activities and programs of the SHCC operate to assure a nonjudgmental environment and sensitivity to individuals with disabilities and those representing diverse cultural, racial, religious, gender or sexual orientation groups.

Phone: (352) 392-1161

Title IX Information
It is the policy of The University of Florida to provide an educational and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff that is free from sex discrimination and sexual harassment. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment. Sex discrimination and sexual harassment will not be tolerated, and individuals who engage in such conduct will be subject to disciplinary action. The University encourages students, faculty, staff, and visitors to promptly report sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Click here to learn more.