The Department of University Safety and Assurances at UWM seeks to promote a positive, campus-wide attitude of safety excellence which responds sensitively to our obligation to the communities we serve and at the same time promote and support the important teaching, research and learning mission of our faculty, staff and students.


To facilitate the delivery of essential environmental health, safety, human subjects protection, animal care and risk management services to the University and its faculty, students, staff and visitors in a manner consistent with the University’s best interests and the Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs’ core values.


To be the very best Safety and Assurance department among the finest institutions in order to increase our value to UWM, the greater Milwaukee region, UW System, and the State of Wisconsin.