Safety

UB Police Officers

At UB, we want you to be safe. We encourage you to learn about the resources available to you, and find out what you can do to help ensure your own safety and security.

Campus Safety Shuttle (SBI)

Safety Shuttle service is provided for UB students to and from locations within a 1.5 mile radius of South Campus (as well as Kensington Village, Collegiate Village and Campus Manor).

See the Schedule for SBI Safety Shuttle

Safety Tips and Advice

We encourage you to review the University Police and Emergency websites to learn more about your safety on-campus and off-campus.

Special Winter Tips

These tips are especially for bicyclists and pedestrians.  If you walk or ride your bicycle to or around campus, please pay special attention.

1) Because it stays dark later in the morning and becomes dark earlier in the evening during the winter, drivers may have difficulty seeing you, especially if you wear dark clothing.  To increase your safety when crossing or walking along the street, wear light clothing that reflects light (e.g. reflective clothing). Also, do not cross the street until the cars coming towards you have stopped.

2) Because streets are often snowy or icy in the winter, drivers may not be able to stop their cars quickly.  To ensure that you don’t get hit by a car, do not cross the street until the cars coming towards you have stopped.  NEVER walk on highway entrance or exit ramps.

3) Streets and sidewalks are sometimes so icy that it is very difficult to remain standing—even if you have boots with good tread.  To be sure that you don’t fall, by a pair of YakTrax or Stabilicers (or similar brand).

Scam Alerts

Learn how to protect yourself from scams. Read ISS Scam Alerts to find out about different types of scams that UB students have encountered.

Safety Alerts

Be safe on-campus and off-campus. Read the ISS Safety Alerts to learn more.

Nationally Recognized University Police

UB’s 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.

Living Off Campus?

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