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Safety and Advocacy

EKU has a variety of safety and advocacy resources including the Campus Safety office, Green Dot training, local resources to support victims and survivors of domestic and relationship violence, and how to update your personal information in myEKU.

Campus Safety

EKU Police Department

EKU PD is open 24 hours a day.

Call EKU Police at 859-622-1111 or 911 for emergency situations or to make a report. If you call 911 from a cell phone, you may be connected with Madison County Dispatch. Specify if you are on campus, and they will notify EKU Police.


EKU S.A.F.E. App

The EKU S.A.F.E. app is a public safety app for EKU. It provides safety information, communication with EKU Police, geolocation features, safety escort for walking to locations, mobile BlueLight alarm, ways to report a tip, campus maps, emergency plans, support resources, WorkAlone check-in services, and more.

Download for Apple or Android.


Student Assistance and Intervention Team (SAIT)

  • The SAIT engages in proactive and collaborative approaches to identifying, assessing, and responding to concerns about students who struggle academically, socially, emotionally, psychologically, or behaviorally. The Team promotes individual student support while prioritizing the safety of the campus community.
  • To report behaviors that are concerning but are not emergency in nature, complete the SAIT Referral Form. For emergency concerns, contact EKU Police at 859-622-1111.


Emergency Notifications

EKU uses the RAVE service to provide emergency notifications to the campus community. This system provides a text message to your cell phone, email notification, and voice call or audio message to your phone. It also is set up for indoor notifications for computer pop-ups on campus computers, posts on EKU websites, and has an outdoor notification system through sirens.

Current EKU employees and registered students are automatically enrolled in Rave Mobile Safety emergency notifications. Review your contact information in RAVE by going to myEKU and locating the RAVE Emergency Notifications link under the EKU Links card.

Other community members and visitors may text to opt in by texting “EKUAlerts” to 67283 (MRAVE), 226787 (CAMPUS), 78015, or 77295.


Student Conduct and Community Standards

EKU’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards promotes student success by upholding the Student Code of Conduct, advocating for community standards, and maintaining a fair conduct system that addresses the diverse needs of the individual and community. To report a possible violation of the Code of Conduct, fill out the online Conduct Reporting Form.

Sexual Assault and Discrimination

Campus Resources

EKU Police

  • Call 859-622-1111 for emergency assistance or to make a police report.

Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX

EKU Violence Prevention

  • To make an appointment with EKU’s Violence Prevention Coordinator, email Anne Goodman or visit her in Powell 013.

EKU Counseling Center (Confidential)

  • Call 859-622-1303 for an appointment or stop by Whitlock 510 during regular business hours for a walk-in appointment.
Student Health Services (Confidential)
  • Call 859-622-1761 for an appointment.


Off-Campus and National Resources

Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center of the Bluegrass (Confidential)

  • Located in Richmond, Lexington, Danville, and Georgetown, Ampersand provides information about safety and medical care, counseling, advocacy, support groups, workshops, and more. They also provide in-person support to survivors who are hospitalized after an assault.
  • To talk to a crisis counselor 24/7, call 800-656-HOPE (4673).
  • To call the Lexington support line, call 859-253-2511.

National Sexual Assault Hotline/RAINN (Confidential)

  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline provides basic information for survivors or friends/family of survivors as well as short-term crisis intervention and support and other resources.
  • Call 800-656-HOPE (4673) or for more information, go to the RAINN website.

Domestic Violence

EKU Police

  • Call 859-622-1111 for emergency assistance or to make a police report.


Hope’s Wings (Confidential)

  • Hope’s Wings staff can assist callers in safety planning, respond to general questions about domestic violence, provide referrals, and share additional information about programs and services.
  • Located in Richmond, KY. Call 859-623-4095.


Greenhouse 17 (Confidential)

  • Greenhouse 17 is an advocacy agency that provides trained crisis counselors to help those harmed by intimate partner abuse. They also provide emergency shelter, safety planning, legal advocacy, and information about a variety of resources.
  • Located in Fayette County, KY. Call 859-233-0657 or the 24-hour hotline at 800-544-2022.
  • For more information, go to the Greenhouse 17 website.


The Nest (Confidential)

  • The Nest provides counseling and advocacy for survivors of intimate partner violence, basic needs assistance for families, and education and support for parents.
  • Located in Lexington, KY. Call 859-259-1974.
  • For more information, go to The Nest website.


Love Is Respect (Confidential)

  • A national organization that provides advice regarding a personal relationship or that of a loved one. For more information, check the Love Is Respect website.
  • Call 866-331-9474 or 866-331-8453 or text “loveis” to 22522.


National Domestic Violence Hotline (Confidential)

  • NDV provides immediate support to help victims find safety.
  • Call 800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit the NDV Hotline website and use the chat feature in English or Spanish.

Legal Support


Located in Richmond, KY, AppalRed provides free legal services to low-income and vulnerable populations in Eastern and South Central Kentucky. For more information, go to AppalRed’s website or call 866-277-5733.

Student Wellness

521 Lancaster Avenue
CPO 53, Whitlock Building 347
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-3436
Fax: (859) 622-2402