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Emergency & Safety Programs at UB

These UB offices and programs listed below work together to ensure the safety of the entire campus community.

UB's Emergency Website

Visit UB's emergency website ( External Site Link Icon) for details about any ongoing campus emergencies, as well as public safety bulletins, and tips on emergency planning and preparedness for our students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Emergency Response

University Police are the first to respond to all medical, fire and criminal emergencies on campus. Students living off campus should call their municipal emergency authorities (Buffalo, Amherst) at 911.

Call University Police for all on-campus emergencies at 716-645-2222 or pick up any emergency blue light phone to be immediately connected to campus police.

Emergency Blue Light Phones

South Campus

  • Clark Gym facing softball fields
  • Clark Lot East
  • Clark Lot West
  • Diefendorf Annex loop facing Abbott Hall
  • Diefendorf Annex parking lot near Sherman/Rotary Roads
  • Farber parking lot near Farber facing Bailey Avenue
  • CFS BEB entrance to CFS service area
  • Main Circle top of loop
  • Courtyard Foster/Squire/Abbott/Harriman
  • Kapoor entrance facing Peele Field
  • Main-Bailey parking lot north east near Clement loop
  • Main-Bailey parking lot middle near sidewalk to Goodyear
  • Main-Bailey parking lot near Allen Hall
  • Hayes A,B,C facing softball fields
  • Hayes/Rotary Roads near Kapoor/Mackay heating plant
  • Michael Hall east side on sidewalk to Goodyear
  • Parker parking lot on Hayes Rd near Parker/Kapoor Hall
  • Corner of Goodyear Rd-Hayes Rd and Squire loop
  • Sherman parking lot facing Sherman Hall entrance
  • Townsend parking lot near Main Street
  • Wende Hall Hayes Road near Townsend

North Campus

  • Alfiero Center on Putnam
  • Alumni East at bus stop
  • Lake LaSalle parking lot
  • Coventry loop at Alumni
  • Slee lot B (south)
  • Founders Plaza near O'Brian-Baldy
  • Beane Center
  • Bus Stop South of Bissell Hall
  • Flint Loop
  • CFA rear between building and lake
  • Bus Stop across from Child Care
  • Center for Tomorrow Lot
  • Flint Road at Audubon Parkway
  • Student Union facing Commons
  • Clemens-Field facing Commons
  • Creekside Village Near Building 1
  • Creekside Village Near Building 25
  • Creekside Village near bridge
  • Creekside Village near bldg 7
  • Crofts Hall
  • Audubon at Hamilton Road
  • Greiner Parking Lot
  • Audubon at Lee entrance
  • South of Fargo Hall at Lake Lasalle
  • Flint Village rear Building 302
  • Flint Village rear Building 308 & 309 on Loop
  • Flint Village near bldg 306
  • Special Events lot East
  • Special Events west
  • Fronczak on Putnam
  • Governors lot C and D
  • Hadley Apts at North Ent. bldg 109
  • Hadley Apts at rear building 109
  • Hadley Apts near bldg 103-104
  • Hadley Rd. Apts at south ent. Bld 111
  • Kunz Stadium
  • Hochstetter at Putnam
  • Park Hall on Putnam
  • Park Hall between Jacobs A & B lots
  • Baird lot NE corner
  • Lee Bookstore lot
  • Lee Entrance at Jarvis lot
  • Jarvis A and B
  • Hamilton loop at Ketter
  • Lockwood Library on Putnam
  • Putnam Way west side
  • Putnum near NSC Loop
  • Red Jacket lot
  • Richmond B parking lot berm
  • Governors E lot
  • Governors bus stop
  • Audubon, White Road exit
  • Flickinger Court near Building 16-22
  • Flicking Court near building 10-12
  • Flickinger Court near bldg 2-4
  • South Lake Village near bldg 204
  • South Lake apts & Soccer field
  • South Lake Village near Community bldg
  • St. Rita's Lane at Frontier Road
  • Frontier Road (near parking lot)
  • Spaulding parking lot berm
  • Richmond A lot
  • Stadium southeast
  • Wilkeson near Kanazawa Island

Campus Workplace/Resident Safety

Community Policing

University Police are assigned to designated areas of campus to build familiarity with the groups in those areas. UB police officers meet with campus groups such as residence hall and apartment students, faculty, and staff, to address immediate security issues or develop strategies to maintain a safe campus environment.

Environmental Health & Safety External Site Link Icon

UBís EHS department will conduct safety inspections, hazard assessments, training and educational programs to ensure resident and worker safety at UB.

Safety in Residence Halls & Apartments

UBís emergency plans and procedures are fully at work in Campus Living (Campus Living). The staffs of Campus Living, along with University Police, University Facilities (EHS) and many other UB offices, have been trained and continually test emergency processes.

Safety Tips

UB offers safety tips for virtually every member of our campus community, here: Bicycling, Personal safety, Living off campus, Preventing Sexual Assault, Dealing with Sexual Assault, Living and Working Safely at UB, Dormitory Fire Safety, and more.

Getting Around Campus

Campus Safety Shuttle (SBI) External Site Link Icon

Scheduled SBI Safety Shuttle service is provided for the University at Buffalo faculty, staff, students and visitors to and from locations within a 1.5 mile radius of South Campus (as well as Kensington Village, Collegiate Village, and Campus Manor).

Campus Transportation External Site Link Icon

The UB Stampede (intercampus bus) and UB shuttles run on both campuses year-round.

1620 Campus Advisory Radio Station (Parking & Transportation)

UB-Alert 1620 AM broadcasts up to the minute messages regarding campus parking, transportation, special events and emergency situations 24 hours a day. Messages can be heard in a five-mile radius of both campuses.

Taxicab Services External Site Link Icon

Buffalo Transportation Inc. is the University's Campus Cash partner. Buffalo Transportation accepts cash or Campus Cash and will take you any place in the metro area including the airport and bus station.

Snow Route Reporting (for students with disabilities)

Each fall and winter, UB asks all students with mobility impairments who are registered with Accessibility Resources to report their snow-related obstacles on either UB campus. UB will rectify problems as soon as possible. Students may report by calling 645-2608 or by email.

Crime/Violence Prevention

Bicycle Registration

Biking is the transportation alternative that infuses fun and healthy energy into getting to your destination. UB has bike racks for more than 300 bicycles on its campuses. In addition, there are seven Buffalo Blue Bicycle hubs on campus. Register your bike today, for free.

Menís Group

Men preventing violence against women.

Night Host & Door Locking

University Police conduct Night Host and Door Locking programs in the residence halls, apartments and the Medical School.

Operation ID

Available to all students, faculty and staff through University Police. Protect valuables with a permanent ID number that is accessible by police departments nationwide.

Personal Safety Workshops

Self-Defense, Sexual Assault, Violence Prevention and numerous crime prevention programs are offered by University Police. To schedule a safety workshop or to request safety materials, please contact the Community Liaison Lieutenant at 645-2227.

Off-Campus Safety

Operation Doorhanger

Each year, a contingent of UB student volunteers distribute printed doorhangers to homes in University Heights to promote safety in the neighborhood around UB's South Campus

Off-Campus Housing & Legal Issues External Site Link Icon

Sub-board Iís Legal Assistance and Off-campus housing offices are student-run organizations providing free services to UB students

Bike Path Campus Watch Volunteer Program

Student volunteers are trained to conduct safety patrols of the Amherst Bike Path, to provide walking escorts and report unusual activity.

Annual Safety Events

Check the Calendar of UB Events External Site Link Icon for specific dates and times.

UB Presents: Linda Yalem Safety Run

This UB tradition, a 5K race to promote personal safety habits, is open to the entire Western New York community.

Living Off Campus Fair

Preparing UB students for off-campus responsibilities

Safety Fair

Information and demonstrations, including the popular Bedroom Burn, to raise awareness.

Take Back the Night External Site Link Icon

Sexual assault remains the most underreported crime in the country. This event inspires survivors to step forward.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Annual Men's march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence

Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month


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