Important Links

This page brings together some of the important online resources and services that you should visit or sign up for. These resources and services can help you be better prepared or aware of your safety while being on or off campus.



UNL Alerts

UNL Alert is a system that allows the Police Department to send text message and email alerts about emergencies to cell phones or an email account. UNL Alert is a connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what not to do, who to contact and other information. Alerts will also appear in real-time on UNL websites and social media including: @PrepareUNL, @UNLPD, @UNLNews and @UNLincoln. Digital signs and kiosks around campus will also display the emergency messages.

University Police will determine (if an emergency occurs on campus) whether notification to the University Community should occur. The Police will sent a text notification to all registered devices if an emergency requires information be shared with students and staff.

UNL Alert is a free service (your wireless carrier may charge you a fee to receive messages on your wireless device) available to all members of the University Community. To receive the services, students, faculty, or staff, must sign up for UNL Alert. Alerts will be sent to all devices listed in your UNL Alert account. To sign up go here.

To unsubscribe, login at unlalert.unl.edu and click the "Remove Me" link in the top navigation bar.

Emergency Planning and Preparedness

This site contains useful information on being prepared in the event of severe weather, hazardous events, and other emergency situations. It also includes information on what to do during flash floods, power outages, shooting incident and other threatening situations. Being prepared can make a difference during life threatening emergencies. Go to the Emergency website to learn more.

TIPS Incident Reporting

TIPS expands the methods by which any member of the university community can share matters they feel need to be elevated or addressed. It is not the university’s intent to replace direct contact with university officials, but instead to provide an avenue for reporting campus incidents or positive acts of kindness that you feel need to be shared.

While anonymous reporting is an option, please be aware that should you wish to remain anonymous we cannot provide you a follow-up. Therefore, some form of contact information is beneficial.

This reporting system provides an added mechanism for the campus community to work together to ensure our university maintains a welcoming environment. TIPs can be accessed here or at the footer of every page of the unl.edu website.

Daily Crime & Fire Log

This system provides information on incidents handled by the UNLPD on a daily basis. The log includes dates and times of incidents (occurring and reported), the incident nature, the general location, the disposition, and estimated loss amounts. The log does not include names or specific locations, such as residence hall room numbers. To view the log, go here.

Annual Campus Safety Report

This report contains UNL’s 3-year crime and fires statistics, as well as policy statements, fire safety information, disciplinary procedures, links to sex offender registries, tips on avoiding being a victim, the UNLPD’s authority/role, how to report crimes and how reports are handled. Just as important, it provides campus services, resources and programs related to safety/security, drugs/alcohol use, and being the victim of a crime.

This report is prepared as a requirement of the Clery Act which aims to provide the public with insight to the crime levels happening around the campus community and keeping people informed. To view the reports, go here.

Nebraska Sex Offender Registry

Nebraska State Statute 29-4002 declares that sex offenders present a high risk to commit repeat offenses and that efforts of law enforcement agencies to protect their communities, conduct investigations, and quickly apprehend sex offenders are impaired by the lack of available information about individuals who have pleaded guilty to or have been found guilty of sex offenses and who live in their jurisdiction. Because of that, the legislature determined that state policy should assist efforts of local law enforcement agencies to protect their communities by requiring sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies as provided by the Sex Offender Registration Act.

To search the registry by name, region or location, go here.