September 17, 2018

Announcing the launch of Safety & Security’s new UChicago Safe Mobile Safety App

The Department of Safety and Security is pleased to announce the launch of our new mobile safety app, UChicago Safe, the University of Chicago’s free app that allows the user to quickly access safety and emergency resources. UChicago Safe will provide safety and security services at the tap of an icon including:

  • 911-calling capability for life threatening situations
  • An emergency “blue light” phone in the palm of your hand: simultaneously shares your location and calls the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD)
  • Reporting of incidents or tips via in-app forms, real-time chats or voice calls

The app also provides information on how to prepare in case of an emergency, links to transportation information and links to support resources including medical and counseling resources.  The app also connects students to student specific emergency resources such as Deans-on-Call and the Bias Education & Support Team (BEST).

For more information about the app visit:

The App is available to download here:


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