The Lawrence Campus is
Open

Civil disturbance

Civil disturbances include riots, demonstrations, threatening individuals or assemblies that have become significantly disruptive.

In the event of a civil disturbance:

  • Call 911.
  • If the event is in its initial stage and has not reached a critical point, call the Public Safety Office at 785-864-5900.
  • Provide the address, location and as many details as possible to the dispatcher.
  • Do not provoke or become involved in the disturbance.
  • Secure your work area, log off computers and secure sensitive files, if safe to do so.
  • If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows. Remain inside.

The Lawrence Campus is
Open
Emergency numbers

Police or Fire/Medical: 911
Public Safety Office: (785) 864-5900
Watkins Health Services: (785) 864-9500
Institutional Opportunity & Access: (785) 864-6414

Urgent care is an injury or illness that is not life threatening but requires immediate care. Contact Watkins Health Services at Watkins Memorial Health Center for on-campus urgent care services.

Rave Guardian safety app

Students can download a free app to help stay safe on campus.

The Rave Guardian mobile phone app includes real-time interactive features that enable you to connect with your network of friends, family, and safety personnel at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.

Learn more

Be prepared

Students should keep their emergency contact information up to date through Enroll and Pay.

Be aware of your surroundings. Locate emergency exits or shelters in buildings you work in or visit.

In the event of severe weather, rely on local media or a NOAA weather radio for forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.

Related information

Lawrence Campus Interactive Map

Emergency Management Plan

Environment, Health, and Safety

Annual Security Report

Cyber Security Report 

The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at www.ku.edu/safety, or on paper by contacting the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, 133 Strong Hall, (785) 864-4060.

Douglas County Emergency Management