UW Resources for Students


UW Tacoma Campus Safety

253-692-4416 (or #333 or #333 from campus phones). UW Tacoma Campus Safety is concerned for the safety of everyone on campus. Services include safety escorts, and vehicle lockout assistance. We also publish resources on crime prevention education and annual crime statistics. Officers are employees of the State, however, they are not commissioned state officers.

Campus Safety Escort Program

DIAL #300 or #333 on a campus telephone and a Campus Safety Escort will walk you safely to your vehicle. The service operates Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 10:30pm, except holiday's, Breaks and Summer quarter. The program is staffed with contracted security personnel. This service is free of charge to anyone who requests it.

UW Tacoma Student Counseling Center

The UW Tacoma Student Counseling Center (253-692-4501) helps students cope with stresses and personal issues. The Counceling Center provides individual, couple, and group counseling; educational workshops and classroom presentations; support groups; consultation with students, faculty, and staff; and referrals, when appropriate, to community mental health and social service providers.

UW Violence Prevention and Response Program

253-692-SAFE (253-692-7233)
The UW Violence Prevention and Response Team provides:

  • 24/7 Central reporting and consultation for non-urgent concerns about violence and violence prevention
  • Immediate risk mitigation recommendations and resources
  • Collaborative risk assessment and action plan creation
  • Follow-up monitoring of situations of concern
  • Violence prevention training for the campus community
  • Customized departmental training upon request

UW Alert

UW Alert is a University of Washington (UW) developed communications service that distributes official information during emergencies or crisis situations that may disrupt normal UW operation or threaten the health or safety of members of the UW community. Signing up for UW alert can help you know about and how to respond to an event in the most effective manner possible, as early as possible.

Hall Health Mental Health Clinic

Hall Health Mental Health Clinic Provides mental health services to students, faculty and staff, including assessments; individual, couple, family and group therapy; medication evaluation and management; and referrals when appropriate to other campus or community resources. 206-543-5030.

  • Emergency response
  • Crime prevention services that identify problems and develop mitigation plans to avoid violence.
  • Workplace security reviews and assistance with developing safety plans.

UW Human Resources

If you are a student employee you can contact your department's assigned UW Tacoma Human Resources for assistance and advice on dealing with workplace behavior or performance concerns. You may also contact UW Tacoma's assigned Human Resources Consultant from Seattle.

UW Women's Center

The UW Women's Center offers a safe space and point of contact for students and community members in addressing sensitive issues in their lives, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, depression and eating disorders. The UW Women's Center houses a large collection of resources that enable the staff to connect those in need with appropriate services. 206-685-1090.


If you or others may be in danger


253-692-SAFE (7233)
For advice and resources


Campus Safety Escort Program