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The 2020-2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) highlights the many safety and security procedures, programs, and services available at UIC and our regional health science campuses. Designed to be customized for your reading (or listening) preferences, the 2021 report is offered in multiple formats providing a dynamic reading experience, while interactive content leads you to discover much more than the annual report.

Download the ePUB version today! Have your Kindle or ibooks robot read it to you.

Explore our NEW interactive Clery geography map!

View the Annual Report

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With around-the-clock access to UIC Police, centralized reporting and support resources, several options for a safer commute, and much more, the UIC SAFE App is a one-stop security shop.

There is something for everyone!



Check out our Youtube channel with tutorials!
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Receiving timely information about severe weather conditions or other emergency events affecting the university can make all the difference in knowing when to take immediate action to remain safe.

Sign up today!

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¡Escucha nuestro nuevo y divertido proyecto de audio experimental! Estas pequeñas cápsulas de audio están dirigidas a personas que hablamos español y presentan contenido sobre salud, seguridad y prevención en una forma en la que probablemente no lo habías escuchado antes.
¡Escucha aquí y diviértete!

Check out our new fun and experimental audio project! The short audio capsules are addressed to Spanish speakers and they present health, safety and preparedness content in a way that you have probably not heard before.
Listen here and have fun! Don’t know Spanish? Find the translated transcripts

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Active Threat Readiness

Active Threat/Shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. Knowing how to respond during an emergency is crucial to your personal safety and the wellbeing of those around you.
Please take a few moments to review actions to take when confronted with an active threat/shooter situation on campus.
Remember your options: EVACUATE, EVADE or ENGAGE.

Learn more

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Zero Dark Ready Blog

Emergency planning commentary – publishing actionable information and resources about disasters, pandemics, active threat, and more. Topics range from new active shooter and violence prevention programs in schools, the latest cybersecurity practices changing how we operate, 3 ways to create a more equitable and inclusive emergency management, and much more.

Blog posts

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Emergency Management as a Career

As part of our campaign for National Preparedness Month 2021, we engaged subject-matter experts in the field of emergency management to have them weigh in on a few key areas. Our goal is to support increased visibility of EM as a profession (#MakeEMMoreVisible), not only for those who may be studying it at UIC, but also for those who may be considering entering the field.

Check out the interviews!

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  • NACCOP 2019 UIC was awarded the Clery Compliance Program of the Year award by the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals for its campus safety programs.

  • GDUSA 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report was awarded GDUSA’s (Graphic Design USA) American Inhouse Design Awards in 2021.

  • A'DESIGN 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report won the Bronze A’DESIGN Award in Print and Published Media by the International Design Academy in 2021.

  • ADOBE 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report landed the FINALIST category in the Adobe Creativity Government Awards 2021.

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    Find out all that UIC Ready has to offer- partner with us!

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    Let’s find customized solutions for your unit, college or department! Contact Adriana Solis Martinez at

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    We’re here to support your students and staff! For training and resources on campus violence prevention and Clery reporting, contact Nicole Sammartino at