At the University of Rhode Island, safety is everybody's business. The University's students, staff, faculty and the administration all work together to create and maintain a safe and secure learning environment.
The University community is comprised of approximately 15,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff. About 8000 students live in the campus residence halls and apartments. 665 more live in fraternities, sororities and specialized housing on campus. The remainder of our students live in private residences in surrounding communities.
The University of Rhode Island's (4) campuses encompass over 3,500 acres. They include the main campus in Kingston, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich and the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education in Providence.
Due to the nature of these campuses, the University enjoys an especially close association with its neighbors in the towns of South Kingstown, Narragansett and West Greenwich. In Providence, the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education has a similar relationship with the greater Providence community. The Kingston campus maintains its own Police, Security, Fire, Rescue and Ambulance operations and works in close cooperation with its municipal counterparts in neighboring cities and towns., as well as the Rhode Island State Police.
Because the University is not an isolated community and because our population is a reflection of society at large, we do not assume that life on our campuses is without risk. We take many common sense approaches and safety precautions and expect all members of the campus community to do the same. Because theft, assault and other crimes occur on college campuses, it is best to use the same common sense approach to safety as you would at home or in any new environment. Although it is not likely that you will become a victim of crime at URI, it is possible.
In order to assist you in reducing your own personal risk and to maintain the safest possible climate on our campuses, the University has developed a campus safety action plan which consists of three interactive elements: education, prevention and the ability to respond.