The city of Madison and the UW-Madison campus community are strongly committed safety. Although campus and the city of Madison are quite safe, UW-Madison still wants to ensure that students have access to a number of resources to further protect students on and around campus. These resources include:
University of Wisconsin Police Department (UWPD) serves as our campus police force and works in conjunction with the City of Madison police force. The UWPD is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you need them.
Badger Watch, a volunteer program, provides free training to students and campus staff about safety issues on campus and tips to keep yourself safe.
SAFEwalk is a free nightly service that sends student employees to accompany you home from anywhere on campus.
Nighttime campus bus service can also help you to get home after a long night of studying in the library.
Lightway Walking Paths are a network of well-lighted paths for pedestrians.
Emergency Telephones are placed throughout campus (over 60 currently in place) and connect instantly to the local emergency operator.
Office of Cybersecurity at UW-Madison offers guides and training to help students prevent identity theft and other online scams.