Public Safety

Alert Notification System

The University Alert Notification System provides a number of ways in which the University may contact the community in the event of an emergency. The components of the University Alert Notification System include email, voice mail, outdoor sirens and Code Blue Phone Kiosks. Each of these components is intended to enhance communications during an emergency situation.

Active Threat

UConn’s Division of Public Safety and Police Department offer training opportunities and materials for University faculty and staff regarding Active Threats.

If you are interested in Active Threat Training or other educational and crime prevention programs, please complete the Police Department’s Program Request Form.

“How to Respond” Active Shooter Posters and Booklets

Active Shooter – How to Respond Reference Booklet

Active Shooter – How to Respond Poster

Workplace Violence

The Workplace Violence program is designed to give faculty and staff a reference on how to handle violence in their work area. The presentation provides an introduction to the UConn Police department, information on 911, and the University Alert Notification System. The training also includes conflict resolution techniques and strategies for handling emergency situations.

The UConn Police Department also provides various educational and crime prevention programs. If you are interested in having a program in your area, complete the Program Request Form.

Respectful Workplace

UConn’s Department of Human Resources has developed a Resources for a Respectful Workplace website.

UConn employees and students may utilize the many Cultural Centers or seek input from various Offices or their Bargaining Unit, when fostering a respectful workplace.

Something’s Happening Committee (SHC)

The “Something’s Happening” Committee’s (SHC) overall goal is to advocate for continued efforts and resources that will create and maintain a respectful, civil, ethical, diverse and safe campus community.  This will require educating employees about policies, procedures and resources that currently exist; providing professional development and skill building for both employees and supervisors around communication and civility in the workplace; identifying the personnel and resources that can influence the necessary climate changes; and affecting a commitment from individuals and the institution to be accountable and responsible for a civil and respectful work environment.

Cultural Centers

The Cultural Centers provide advocacy and support to those seeking assistance with issues of harassment and discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, and/or race/ethnicity.  Advocacy and support can take the form of providing an overview of the options and resources available, short-term crisis intervention, and/or providing general assistance.

Women’s Center

The mission of the Center is to advocate, educate, and provide support services for the achievement of women’s equity at the University and within the community at large. Special attention is focused on women who face additional challenges due to their race, nationality, class, sexual identity, religion, age, and physical or mental ability.

Asian American Cultural Center

Our mission is to serve as an informational resource center regarding the Asian American experience and to create an appreciation and understanding of the diverse Asian cultures represented within the community. The Center aids and supports Asian American students in understanding and assessing the various resources available to them on campus.

African American Cultural Center

In 1968, African American students at the University of Connecticut, like many African American students across the country, united to demand an increase in African American faculty and staff, and the establishment of the Afro-American Cultural Center. As a direct result of their protests and demonstrations, the African American Cultural Center was founded. The H.F.S.- A.A.C.C. settled into the ground floor of the Student Union in 1982. The Center consists of a large community room, conference room, television lounge, student office, newsroom, and administrative offices.

Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center

The Center’s mission is to improve the status of Latinos and to promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the richness and diversity of Latinos and Latin American cultures. PRLACC works independently and corroboratively with other University departments and community organizations to sponsor educational and cultural programs, provide services and leadership opportunities, foster connections, and educate the greater University community about Latino issues. Our services and programs seek to enhance and support student, faculty, and staff recruitment and retention, as well as enrich the multicultural climate of our community.

Rainbow Center

The mission of the Center is to serve the diversity of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied community and to provide resources and services to the wider community of students, faculty, staff, and local residents.  To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, work, and grow in a supportive and safe environment.  To act as an accessible and safe space for reporting incidents of harassment and discrimination.  To reduce the effects of alienation experienced by community members by diminishing negative behaviors and or attitudes towards the GLBTQ community through the use of education and advocacy.

Bargaining Units

Members of Classified and Unclassified Bargaining Units are encouraged to utilize the resources provided to help ensure a safe and welcoming working environment.

Connecticut Employees Union Independent (CEUI)

CEUI’s members hold positions in maintenance and service areas.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

AFSCME’s members hold administrative clerical and social and human services positions.

Connecticut Police and Fire Union (CPFU)

CPFU’s members work in police, fire, and public safety departments across the State.

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

The UConn Chapter of AAUP represents faculty across the Storrs and Regional Campuses.

University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA)

UCPEA represents the professional staff employed at UConn.

Employee Assistance Program

EAP is a free, confidential service available to employees needing assistance with personal or work problems that may be affecting his or her job performance. EAP provides confidential assessment, brief counseling, and referral service, as well as additional alternate modes of support.

University Ombuds

The University Ombuds serves as a neutral resource and provides confidential and informal assistance to members of the campus community. The Ombuds Office is not a designated reporting office for UConn and does not accept notice for the university, but is available to discuss a variety of workplace concerns confidentially to the extent permitted by law.