Campus Safety

Safe Rides
Students prepare to ride a Safe Rides van.

The safety of students, staff and faculty is always a high priority. The campus has many resources to help our campus community to remain safe.

  • Emergency — Call 911 or 530-752-1230.
  • If you have concerns about campus safety, you can call UC Davis police at 530-754-COPS (2677). Police reports can also be made online at any time.

Get a ride

  • Safe Rides — The UC Davis Police Department promotes student safety on and off campus through the Safe Rides program. There is wheelchair accessible service as well as a TapRide app for Safe Rides and Tipsy Taxi.
  • Tipsy Taxi gives rides from anywhere in the city of Davis.  
  • Cycling safety — UC Davis is known for being bicycle friendly. Check out these safety tips.

Call for backup and support

  • Get a virtual safety escort, call 911, send eyewitness reports via text, all on Aggie Guardian, a mobile app for personal safety that is available to all who have an "" email address.
  • Sign up for UC Davis WarnMe messages, which provide faculty, staff and students with timely information and instructions during emergencies or other urgent situations.
  • Emergency in the arboretum or on the West Village bike path? Blue emergency call stations improve safety through immediate access to first responders with the touch of a button, and can activate a camera for video coverage in the area. More blue emergency call stations are planned.
  • UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education, or CARE, is an on-campus, confidential resource providing support services for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and/or stalking. For emergency response, a victim advocate is available 24/7; call (866) 515-0155.
  • More resources on preventing and reporting sexual misconduct are available only:


  • In UC Davis’ ongoing efforts to improve lighting on campus, the university holds an annual Safety Lighting Walk. In this event, students are encouraged to work with police in teams to identify lighting deficiencies so Facilities management can make repairs and enhancements.
  • Active Shooter Survival Workshops are open to students, faculty and staff. The presentation covers the national standard concepts of RUN! HIDE! FIGHT!
  • Crime Prevention Services — We’ll come to you to help you assess your specific situation.

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