Division of
Student Affairs

Safety and Security

Your safety is a top priority. UMKC is safe because faculty, students and staff approach campus safety as a shared responsibility.

Health and Safety on Campus

UMKC has one of the lowest rates of serious crime of any university in the country and fewer drug- and alcohol-related crimes than most other colleges and universities.

Report unusual, threatening or dangerous behavior

  • Call UMKC Police at 816-235-1515
  • Contact Kansas City emergency services by dialing 911
  • Make a confidential report through the Silent Witness program
  • If you have a concern about another UMKC student, contact the UMKC CARE Team

Campus Safety Resources

UMKC Alert

Sign up for texts, email or voice mail about emergency situations on campus.

Sign up for notifications

UMKC Police Department

Our staff of commissioned police officers covers the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call 816-235-1515 to reach an officer.

Learn more about the UMKC Police Department

Emergency phones

There are 98 emergency telephones installed across campus. Each phone is located beneath a blue light. You can also use these phones to ask for directions or report a crime or accident. Just push the button on the blue box and talk into the speaker, and you’ll automatically be in touch with campus police

Student Identification Cards

Only residents of each hall have access to locked doors with their student ID. Residents must sign in their guests and show their IDs when entering the building.

Top 10 UMKC Safety Tips

  1. Look up - Don’t get so engrossed in text messaging or taking photos that you let your guard down.
  2. Lock it - Never leave your room or personal items unattended.
  3. Don’t walk alone - Use the buddy system to make sure you’re never alone after normal campus hours.
  4. Know your neighbors - Never let strangers into the residence halls or apartment complex without proper ID.
  5. Memorize 1515 - Keep the campus police phone number in your cell and in your room.
  6. Plan the safest route - Know the locations of emergency call boxes.
  7. Sign up for UMKC Alert - Be in the know when it comes to emergency situations.
  8. Trust your gut -If something seems suspicious, call campus police.
  9. Be aware of your surroundings - Don’t take unnecessary risks with personal safety.
  10. Play it safe - Obey campus rules and state laws about alcohol and drug use.