UWM is proud to call Milwaukee our hometown. We want all our students, faculty and staff to feel a similar sense of pride from living, learning and working in Wisconsin’s most vibrant city.
A strong network of campus and community resources support all members of the UWM community, making their health and safety a top priority. Students, faculty and staff are introduced to these health and safety resources through campus programs, events and communication tools.
In an emergency, please call the UWM Police Department at 9911 on a campus phone or (414) 229-9911 on a cellphone or off-campus phone. 911 may be used from off-campus locations or from your cellphone to reach City of Milwaukee police, fire and ambulance services.
Your on-campus health, mental health, and health promotion services are here to assist you in identifying, understanding and responding to your health care needs. Our staff will be your partner, providing treatment if you are ill, injured, or in distress, and assist you in understanding your health needs and in learning to make healthy choices on a daily basis.
UWM is committed to supporting and enhancing the emotional health and well-being of the entire university community. UWM provides a variety of resources that enhance student mental health and reduce the impact of emotional problems.
YOU@UWM is a digital well-being portal designed to foster physical and mental health for every student, as well as support academic success. The portal connects students with relevant information, campus resources, and opportunities for self-reflection, all customized based on students’ unique engagement with the platform.
Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse
UWM supports students in making smart and responsible decisions about substance use through educational programs; enforcement of policy/laws; brief interventions, counseling and referral to treatment; and extra-curricular, social and cultural activities that promote healthy ways to relax, explore and connect with others.
The UWM Police Department includes dozens of officers who provide around-the-clock police service, safety and security to the campus community, along with community policing programs. UWM police patrol on foot, bicycle and car.
Be On The Safe Side (B.O.S.S.)
B.O.S.S. provides free, safe rides for UWM students between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Students can schedule rides through an app or by calling 414-229-6503. The service is funded by segregated fees.
Campus Emergency Preparedness
UWM maintains a comprehensive emergency response plan that establishes procedures and an organizational structure for responding to situations that threaten health and safety. The plan covers a wide range of events.
The Dean of Students Office assists students in resolving problems related to their role as students and connects them with campus and community resources, ultimately helping them achieve their educational goals.
Annual Security Report
UWM provides statistics on campus crime in its Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report. The report also includes personal safety and crime-reporting information for students and employees.
UWM is committed to a campus free of all forms of discrimination, including sexual violence and harassment as forms of sex discrimination. Survivors can receive services regardless of whether they file a formal report.
Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Policy
UWM is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment and to ensuring that it acts to the extent possible to shield its students and employees from harm. To mitigate the established health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke, UWM prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all campus property.
Neighborhood Housing Office
The Neighborhood Housing Office provides support and resources to students living off-campus in the neighborhoods surrounding UWM. They are also the liaison to the City of Milwaukee and area Neighborhood Associations.
University Housing strives to create welcoming communities for students to live, study and enjoy their UWM experience. Live-in professionals assist students in need or respond to crisis situations 24/7. Our staff works with a variety of campus partners to support the health and safery of our community members.
Free Speech, Rights and Responsibilities
At UWM, we honor the right to free expression while showing respect and caring for our diverse community.