Campus Safety and Security Tips
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus is a safe home to
students. Alarm buttons and emergency phones are located around
campus and University Police are available 24 hours a day.
However, safety is everyone’s responsibility. Here are nine tips
to help keep your student's experience at UW-L as safe as
Ride bus offers a safe ride between downtown
and campus on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
nights. There are stops on and off campus,
around town and downtown, which are marked with
a maroon and silver Safe Ride bus sign
When walking, biking, or running on the
University campus, please take into account the
following safety tips:
To report a life
threatening emergency: Dial 9-1-1
To report an emergency that is not
life-threatening: Dial 608-789-9999 (99999 on
any campus phone)
For non-emergency or general information, the
UW-L Police Department can be reached at
Blue Light Emergency Phones: If you are in need
of emergency assistance, the Blue Light
Emergency Phone will provide instant two-way
communication with University Police with the
push of one button. Located throughout the
campus and at the entrance to every residence
hall, they are all equipped with a telephone and
a high-powered blue strobe light. You can call
608-789-9000, or see the maps for the Blue
Light Emergency Phones.
When driving and parking on the university
campus, please take into account the following
At night, walk with a friend if
Avoid shortcuts. Take
well-traveled and well-lit
Be alert and aware of the people
and environment around you.
Trust your instincts. If someone
makes you uncomfortable, even in
daylight, do what is necessary
to move away from them.
If you feel that someone is
following you, go immediately to
a nearby location where there
are more people.
Know the locations of the
special 'Blue Light' emergency
phones on campus (see below).
Please call the University
Police at 608-789-9000 to find
out campus locations or click
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Annual Security Report is public
The University’s Violence
Prevention Office provides crisis
intervention and advocacy services to
victim/survivors of sexual and relationship
violence, harassment and stalking. Their 24-hour
crisis line is: 612-626-9111.
Keep your vehicle locked at all
times when it's parked AND when
you are driving it. Keep the
windows rolled up high enough so
that an intruder cannot reach
When you return to your vehicle,
look around it and inside it
before you get in.
Keep your vehicle well
maintained. Make sure you have
enough gasoline to reach your
If you will be returning to your
vehicle at night, park in a
place that will be well lit when
If your vehicle breaks down,
remain inside it with the doors
locked. If anyone stops to help,
ask them to go call a tow truck
or the police for you.
NEVER pick up hitchhikers. This
is extremely dangerous.
Keep valuables (CDs, tapes,
purses, briefcases, etc.) out of
sight. Lock bags and packages in
the car's trunk.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse believes that your safety
is of utmost importance. Please remember that personal safety is
your responsibility—do what you think is best under the
circumstances. Above all, stay alert and be cautious.