Be Safe

UB is committed to providing you with a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. From safety escorts and trained staff to nationally recognized University Police, we’re here to help keep you safe 24/7.

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A Safe Campus Environment

Protecting students, faculty and staff is a top university priority. We have invested millions of dollars in our safety and security measures, including:

  • UB Alert, our state-of-the-art emergency notification system
  • Emergency telephone network
  • Security cameras
  • Enhanced outdoor lighting
  • Campus Safety Escorts, who offer walking services to and from any campus location
  • South Campus Safety Shuttle

In addition, campus residences have both passive and active fire protection systems to protect you in the event of a fire, including fire detection systems in each bedroom, sprinkler systems and clearly marked exits.

Amherst, N.Y.—home to UB's North Campus—is ranked among the safest cities in the country.

Nationally Recognized University Police

UB’s nationally recognized, accredited University Police department patrols our campus 24 hours a day and is the first to respond to all medical, fire and criminal emergencies on campus. These sworn New York State police officers give presentations on crime prevention at student orientations, and are dedicated to educating students about protecting the well-being and property of everyone on campus.

Ranked No. 1

UB is ranked No. 1 in apartment safety and security in the SUNY system.

An Inclusive, Welcoming Home

UB is proud to be among the most internationalized universities in the country and offers many programs designed to help celebrate that diversity—starting in our residence halls and apartments. Our inclusive environment is home to students from more than 115 countries, representing a diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, values and perspectives. We’re here to help promote tolerance, guide students in building new relationships, and create a climate that raises awareness, knowledge and respect for all.