UD Safety & Wellness

UD's commitment
to ensuring a healthy
& safe environment

The University of Delaware is constantly innovating to keep everyone safe, healthy and comfortable in this rapidly changing world. Learn more about steps you can take to join us in this commitment.

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Campus Safety Enhancements in Progress

This website aggregates campuswide safety resources and information as a one-stop digital destination.

In addition to the installation of 10 additional safety blue lights across campus, UD Police and UD Facilities undertook a campuswide lighting study; we are using the results to design a multi-year plan for lighting enhancements.

Colleagues in the UD and Newark city police departments have been working to strengthen coordination and timely exchange of information.

Two additional vehicles have been added to the Ride Share Program to increase our capacity for assisting students with safe transportation off-campus.

The university will be testing a new Panic Alarm safety tool available to all students and staff through the LiveSafe app. This will provide a silent panic button within the app to connect LiveSafe users to the UDPD 911 Center. UDPD will immediately dispatch officers to the users’ location. 

The Office of Communications and Marketing is working closely with UD Police and Newark Police to update the community whenever criminal activity occurs on or near campus. Crime Updates provide timely information to help the campus community learn about practices and resources that can help keep everyone safe. More than 6,700 community members now subscribe to these updates, which are posted on UDaily and include information on campus safety resources. 

Student Wellness & Health Promotion, Fraternity and Sorority Leadership & Learning, and Athletics are working together to increase training within fraternity/sorority and student-athlete populations. UD is also augmenting staff in this area to support collaborative efforts between the University and our students to improve awareness and action. 

UD continues to partner with the Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender Based Violence and Student Wellness and Health Promotion (SWHP) to implement best practices, including awareness programs and training, exploring the creation of new credit-based courses, and funding advocacy services on campus. With the Center’s support, this fall we will launch a Coordinated Campus Response Team, which will be charged with assessing, planning, and monitoring campus prevention and response efforts.

Campus Safety News

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Campus Safety Resources

University of Delaware Police Department green vehicles - including electric motorcycles, electric "cart", and bicycles which reduce the environmental footprint of the department while also improving the safety of campus. - (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)

Campus safety

UD's robust approach to campus safety fosters an environment where our students, employees and visitors feel welcome and safe.

UD Police website


The new Wellbeing Center at Warner Hall which was formerly the Warner Dormitory opens this fall with lots of services for students including study spaces, counseling areas and meeting spaces.  (Students participating are Elsie Osae Bredu '24-yellow sweatshirt, Hayden Atkinson '25-bandana, Alexandra Poletaev '22-gray top, Christian Reilly '22-blue shirt, Santha Rani '22-white shirt/long hair, Jared Peoples '25-black t-shirt) (Staff participating are: Wallesca Castro-Rodriguez-flower dress, Brittany Rivero-navy dress/flowered mask, Clifton Berwise-blue shirt, Ashton Winslow-glasses/beard, Richard Kingsley-short sleeved plaid shirt, Valerie Faure-gingham black & white shirt, Sharon Lee-pearl cardigan, Kathy)

Mental Health

The Center for Counseling & Student Development works to promote psychological wellbeing so students can be more successful in academic, personal, and career pursuits. Counseling services are free for students. 

CCSD website


Sexual Assault

When violence happens, it is never the victim’s fault.  Numerous resources exist on campus to help victims, including:

  • The UD Helpline offers 24-hour victim support from licensed clinicians, who can explain options and resources. Call 302-831-1001, Option 1
  • Student Wellness and Health Promotion offers professional, certified victim advocates who can provide ongoing assistance and support

UD Title IX Office Resources

Bill Sullivan teaches a class on terrorism in the hospitality industry to a class of students in the Hotel, Business Management major, October 15th, 2019.

Active Shooter

Know what to do in the tragic circumstance there is a shooter on campus. UDPD recommends three action items: Run, Hide or Fight. 

UD Police Resources


COVID-19 vaccination clinic held by Albertsons / Acme markets in the University of Delaware’s STAR Tower. Targeted specifically at specifically for employees and those affiliated with institutions of higher education in the state of Delaware.

Pictured: After receiving her COVID-19 vaccination, Hannah Gentry (right), a Junior Biomedical Engineering major (Class of 2022) has her vitals checked by Julianna Giovan, a Senior Nursing Student (Class of 2021)

Medical Care

Student Health Services, located in Laurel Hall, provides care to students. SHS offers a full range of primary and preventative care, as well as specialist physical health services. 

SHS website


Workplace Safety

Environmental Health and Safety provides training, services and resources on fire safety, lab safety, construction safety, environmental protection and employee safety. 

EHS Website


Safe Travel


Ride Safe Program

A free ride safe program is available from any University location and specific areas off campus. To arrange for an escort, call (302) 831-RIDE, use the LiveSafe app or a blue light emergency phone.


Late Night Shuttle

A shuttle bus is available for students traveling from campus to their nearby off-campus residences from 6 pm-1 am. The pick-up points are Morris Library, Perkins Student Center, Townsend Hall and the STAR Health Science Building.  Requests can be made using the same 831-RIDE phone number or the LiveSafe app. Coverage area for the service can be seen on this map.


Both the UD shuttle and UD golf cart rides are available from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m., 7 days a week.


Call 302-831-RIDE or use the LiveSafe app to request service. 



Stay Informed


UD Alert, UD's primary emergency notification tool, allows UD to send emergency messages within minutes. UD Alert is activated only during major emergencies, situations where there is an imminent danger to the safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff, or if a state of emergency is declared. 


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LiveSafe provides a quick tip submittal via text with picture and video attachments (including the option to stay anonymous), live chat with safety officials, fast access to emergency phone numbers that initiate location tracking when dialed, a comprehensive safety map, and a peer-to-peer location monitoring with concurrent group chat feature called SafeWalk. Additionally, app users can receive important broadcast notifications sent by UDPD.

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Subscribe to receive an email each time a Crime Update is posted to UDaily.

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Newark Police Department

The University of Delaware's main campus is contiguous with the City of Newark. Most students living  off-campus are residents of the City and receive city services. Students are encouraged to follow Newark's social media accounts for information. 

City of Newark

Social Media Updates

The University Police Department works in collaboration with the Office of Communications and Marketing to leverage social media in communicating real-time updates in an emergency. 

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