Safety and Health


UNI Alert

In the event

of an emergency

Dial 9-1-1

The UNI Alert System notifies the campus community of emergencies and threats to physical safety in emergency situations: tornado, violence, hazardous material incident, cancelled classes, university closure, etc. Notification is by cell phone, landline phone, e-mail and text-message.


Sexual Assault/Violence Intervention Services

Violence Intervention Services provides an array of advocacy services for victims of sexual assault, physical/emotional abuse, stalking and harassment. All services are confidential and free of charge.

Violence Intervention Services:
(319) 273-2137

Riverview Center (Dubuque):
(888) 557-0310
24 hr. sexual assault support

Waypoint Services (Cedar Rapids):
(800) 208-0388
24 hr. relationship violence support

UNI Police
(319) 273-4000

Student in Crisis

If you know a student at risk of suicide, a threat of harm to others, or exhibiting severely disorganized, psychotic or out-of-control behavior, or of an incident involving trauma, such as sexual assault or the death or injury of someone close, contact:

Dean of Students: (319) 273-2332

UNI Counseling Center: (319) 273-2676 Provides confidential and free services to students

UNI Police: (319) 273-4000

Information on where to find updates on class/university cancellations, snow removal, campus storm shelter locations and road conditions is available on the Severe Weather page.

If you have concerns about unsafe conditions or snow removal in a specific area, contact Ground Services at 319-273-4400 or visit their web site.

The UNI Student Health Clinic specializes in college health. They offer high quality primary and urgent care services provided by Board Certified Family Practice Physicians and Board Certified Physician Assistants. Additional staff includes a pharmacist, nurses, and a lab technologist. They understand today's college students and we are committed to assisting you with your healthcare needs.

Contact: (319) 273-2009
Student Health Clinic Hours and After-Hours Care

Title IX Officer

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and also serves as the Title IX Officer:

Leah Gutknecht
Assistant to the President for
Compliance and Equity Management
117 Gilchrist
(319) 273-2846

UNI has a variety of resources to assist students, faculty and staff with disabilities. A good place to learn about the disability resources on campus is www.uni.edu/disability.

Student Disability Issues: (319) 273-2677

Faculty/Staff Disability Issues: (319) 273-6164

Counseling is a confidential discussion between you and your professionally-trained counselor at the UNI Counseling Center about personal, social, or emotional issues. Information shared by you in counseling sessions is confidential and is protected to the full extent of the law.

If you or someone you know is in need of help and we are unavailable, 24 hour help/crisis hotlines are listed on our contacts page.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call UNI Public Safety at (319) 273-2712 immediately.

For more information, visit the Counseling Center website or call (319) 273-2676.

Emergency Procedures Tip Sheet

The Emergency Procedures tip sheet provides helpful tips for a variety of emergencies. It is designed to be downloaded, printed and posted in a convenient location. 

Emergency Tip Sheet

Wellness activities, recreation and healthy lifestyle choices are an important part of preventing illness and staying healthy. Wellness and Recreation Services includes the Wellness/ Recreation Center (WRC), a state of the art fitness facility. The WRC houses Wellness and Recreation Services,which offers a variety of recreation, wellness and fitness services and facilities.

For more information, visit the Wellness & Recreation Services or call (319) 273-6275.