Campus Safety

UNH students walking to classes


Proud to consistently be ranked one of the top 10 safest college campuses.

Every day at the University of New Hampshire, we put into practice our mission of student and community safety. That’s why we are consistently ranked one of the top 10 safest college campuses in the country. We are proud to be a nationwide leader on this important ranking because it defines our community.

Take a closer look at how we make it happen.

Finding help when you need it

UNH Police Department
Your partner, providing exceptional public safety services with respect, fairness, integrity, and transparency to ensure a safe learning environment and campus.

RAVE Guardian and uSafeUS apps
Connect to UNH Police directly with RAVE Guardian or utilize the uSafeUS app to discreetly get help for you or to help a friend. Reach out anytime, in real time, straight from your smart phone.

Blue Light Emergency Telephones
Wherever you are on campus, there’s a Blue Light in sight. Activate the phone for a direct connection to UNH Police.

Walking escorts
UNH Police walking escorts are available for all Wildcats anywhere on campus.

Campus Alerts
Available for all community members who want to sign up. While we don’t expect emergencies on our campus, we are prepared for all situations where knowledge and preparation can affect the outcome. One of those emergencies could be an active shooter situation. See our action plan here.

UNH students at table

Safe spaces and inclusion

Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion
We are defined by our culture of inclusion. Every day at UNH, we strive to confront bias and discrimination and build an environment that brings out the best in each of our students. This takes leadership and teamwork. Wildcat to Wildcat and staff member to staff member. Campus-wide.

Support services and resources

Dean of Students website
Student resources
24-hour support
Psychological and Counseling Services
UNH has a variety of supports both on campus and in our community to provide assistance during difficult times. To learn more about finding help, visit the Dean of Students website to find information on student resources and 24-hour support. Psychological and Counseling Services also provides counseling to all students on the Durham campus.

Campus community involvement

Students and families
Faculty and staff

Visit the links above to see recordings of our recent Campus Safety Town Halls. Each session is about an hour and covers a range of safety topics.