Safety Information

UNK is committed to creating a safe, secure, welcoming, inclusive and nurturing environment for students to learn and grow. The resources, training programs, services and guides listed here provide links to things you need to know, places to find help, and people to guide you through the process of empowering yourself and others to act. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, or you prefer to talk to someone right away, call Mary Chinnock Petroski at 308-865-8388

  • UNK Police and Parking
    • Emergency Call 911
    • Non-emergency call 308-865-8911
      • Here’s a tip: Program the number above in to your phone now in case you ever need it
  • Respect Boundaries
    • Find University policies on sexual assault, stalking, dating and domestic violence.
    • Learn ways to protect yourself and where to find help.
  • Title IX
    • Find how and where to report an incident of sexual misconduct
    • Learn how to behave appropriately
  • Counseling and Health Care
    • Help for students needing mental health or medical care, on and off campus
  • CARE Team: Concerning and Risky Events
    • Do you know what to do if you are concerned about a fellow student or another person on or off campus who appears at risk for violence, self-harm, academic failure, or who just needs a little help? The UNK CARE Team is here to help
  • ThinkWhy
    • UNK, City of Kearney, and Buffalo County information on preventing and intervening in sexual misconduct situations. 
    • Find resources for assistance and information about sexual misconduct
  • Best Care Employee Assistance Program
    • Assistance for Faculty and Staff members needing mental health counseling 
    • Phone: 402-354-8000
    • 24hr Phone: 800-666-8606
  • Bystander Intervention
    • Learn more about how to step in and take action on all types of issues and behaviors to help keep your friends safe
  • Women’s Center/LGBT
    • Find resources and peers on advocacy, education and empowerment on issues facing women and students of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including questioning
  • Affirmative Action/EEO
    • Learn what constitutes illegal discrimination and remedies if you think you’ve been discriminated against
  • Emergency planning
    • Plan ahead: Prepare yourself, prevent crimes from happening to you, know how to respond, and learn more about UNK’s emergency planning and procedures
    • UNK Alert: Manage your UNK Alert preferences to get emergency notices on the devices you want
  • Clery Crime Report
    • Find information on criminal statistics for crimes at and around UNK