Safety Resources

There are centers on and off of campus that provide confidential counseling or support for any concerns a person wishes to discuss. These services are available to help people resolve existing problems, prevent potential problems and develop new skills that will enrich their lives. These resources do not require counselors or advocates to report anything to the Office of the Dean of Students, the Title IX coordinator or the police, but they may report aggregated, non-identifiable statistics. While these resources are confidential, there are some legal exceptions to this rule. Some of these exceptions include an imminent threat of danger to self or others; reported abuse, neglect or exploitation of a child or dependent adult; an unreported diagnosis of certain communicable diseases; and a court order.

University Counseling Center : 435-865-8621

Support for students, faculty and staff who’ve experienced interpersonal violence:

Off Campus-Canyon Creek Crisis Center : 435-233-5732

Southern Utah University offers mental health services through the University Counseling Center. Services at the Counseling Center include individual, and group counseling; workshops, classes, and psychological assessments. Eligible students experiencing emotional, interpersonal, behavioral or spiritual difficulties that are interfering with their ability to be academically successful are encouraged to access these services. If you are experiencing a crisis that requires immediate attention, contact the Counseling Center Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Call CAPS at (435) 865-8621 email us at or come by our office, located at 136 W University Blvd. (Center St.). The University also operates the Safe UT app, which allows students to chat with a crisis counselor via their smartphones.

University Counseling Center

Victim-survivor advocates from the Center for Student Health & Wellness aim to make Southern Utah University a safe, survivor-friendly environment for all. They focus on providing students, faculty and staff with the resources and support they need to take steps after experiencing interpersonal violence of any kind, such as dating and domestic violence, sexual harassment, stalking, sexual assault or rape. They present all options and information to someone who has experienced sexual or relationship violence and then support them in whatever decision they make going forward.

Contact a Victim-Survivor Advocate

On Campus - Health & Wellness Center : 435-865-8435

Off Campus-Canyon Creek Crisis Center : 435-233-5732

Bystander intervention training empowers students to intervene in (and prevent) potentially harmful situations. Stepping in to assist another person who is experiencing harm or abuse is an important part of helping and supporting people in our community. Standing up to de-escalate violence can be difficult but each student at the University plays a valuable role in making our campus a safer place.

The Center for Student Health & Wellness’ training is built on national examples of bystander intervention. It is designed to mobilize students, raise awareness and provide skills to recognize, intervene, prevent and/or stop inappropriate comments, actions and behaviors — with an emphasis on stopping interpersonal violence, rape and sexual assault.

All students and new faculty and staff will be required to complete Safe Colleges, online training modules that address prevention of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment among students, faculty and staff. In addition, Safe Colleges offers a wide range of other awareness and prevention training opportunities for students, staff and faculty (click on “Other trainings” for more information). Safe College training can be accessed from your student or employee portal.

Bystander intervention training

Health & Wellness Center : 435-865-8435

The Campus Security Division provides courtesy escorts for students, faculty and staff who are on campus at night or at odd hours. A courtesy escort can accompany you, either on foot or in a vehicle, to your dorm, vehicle or a campus building. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If possible, please call ahead to arrange a courtesy escort. Note: Campus Security does not provide off-campus courtesy escorts.

For a Courtesy Escort Call:
Dispatch: (435) 586-1911
Office: (435) 586-7793
Emergencies: 911

SUU Police