Services for International Employees & Scholars

Campus Safety

The safety of the campus community is a high priority at the University of Kansas. We strive to educate students and staff about safety precautions and advise scholars to consider what they can do to protect themselves.  Campus safety is a shared responsibility. Each person is an active participant in the exercise of personal safety.

Emergency Notification

The university will use its home page, ku.edu and its KU Alert information site, alert.ku.edu, as the official online location for information updates. Please visit the alert information site and review its recommended procedures for a variety of potential emergency situation procedures at: alert.ku.edu.

Sign up for text message alerts at: alerts.ku.edu/signup.

Public Safety Office

KU's Public Safety Office maintains a 24-hour operation, employing 911 dispatchers, commissioned law enforcement personnel and noncommissioned security officers. Uniformed police officers patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles and in marked and unmarked police cars. Its communications office monitors closed-circuit cameras in parking lots and public areas surrounding all major residence halls and buildings. There are blue emergency phones located across the campus that dial the 911 operators on campus. Most KU housing units use a card swipe for entrance into the building. KU buses run weekend nights (SafeBus), and there is also the Safe-Ride program.

The University of Kansas and Lawrence are generally safe; remember that you should still keep your doors locked, lock your car doors and use your bicycle locks.  Most common crimes are petty theft of bikes, laptops and cell phones,.

SafeRide and SafeBus

SafeRide is a free transportation service for KU members that operates from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. every evening during the academic year when classes are in session. The SafeRide program provides KU students with safe transportation home

SafeBus operates Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. while school is in session. Six accessible buses will be covering 3 separate routes; with 2 buses on each route. All rules that apply to daily KU on Wheels and Park & Ride routes also apply to SafeBus. Each bus is equipped with six security cameras for rider safety.

The SafeRide and SafeBus programs are run by KU on Wheels. It is funded by the SafeRide student fee and by the State of Kansas.


International Calendar

Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises three units: the Intensive English Program, Short-term Programs, and KU Outreach Programs.
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times