UNH has very safe campuses in a very safe state. 

Of course, it is always good to be mindful of a few things we have in place to keep your Wildcat safe and happy.


Sign Up for UNH Alerts

The UNH Alert system is one of the tools available to inform the UNH community of an emergency. The system can send a text message to registered cell phones, e-mail accounts, smart phones, and pagers to alert subscribers that an incident has occurred on campus. Students and parents can register. PLUS! You will automatically be alerted if UNH cancels classes for the day due to weather.

We also have location-based alerts built into the UNH Mobile App. These alerts will only arrive if you are in close proximity to one of our campuses.

The University Police Department offers self-defense courses and crime prevention literature. A walking patrol provides an escort service for students, faculty, and staff. 

In addition, emergency call boxes are located in key locations across campus, providing a direct line to the 24-hour emergency dispatch center.


If you have an emergency and can’t reach your student, call the University Police Department at (603) 862-1427. This sets in motion a campus system that helps police and officials locate your student as quickly as possible. 

The UNH Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) offers intervention and prevention services around all forms of sexual violence, including date violence, sexual assault, and harassment. In addition to providing confidential crisis intervention and other advocacy services on a 24-hour basis, SHARPP conducts educational programs for fraternities, sororities, athletic teams, residence halls, student organizations, and academic classes.

  • Toll-free crisis line (888) 271-7233, or (603) 862-7233


The Counseling Center offers confidential professional consultation, individual and group therapy, and educational workshops for a broad range of emotional, psychological, and interpersonal concerns. (603) 862-2090

Health Services offers standard medical care as well as educational programs on health and wellness.

A Word About Alcohol

The University of New Hampshire strives to provide every student with the opportunity to live and learn in an environment free of illicit drugs and alcohol.UNH Health Services educators and counselors conduct drug and alcohol outreach education workshops year round. Students with questions or concerns about their use, or someone else’s use, of alcohol or other drugs can drop by or call the Office of Health Education and Promotion to speak with a counselor.