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Contacting the Police - Emergency Phones


University of Northern Iowa has ten phones located across campus for use in emergencies. UNI Police respond to emergency phone calls.

Emergency Phone

Using the Phone

  • Push the red button
  • Speak into the phone to report emergency
  • Strobe light on top will flash, marking the location for responding officers

To combat false alarms, any person initiating a false call on the blue light or other emergency phones may be subject to criminal charges.


  • North Dome Lot
  • North end of Dike (South Art Lot)
  • North of Curris Business Building
  • East of 23rd Street Market
  • North of Lang Hall
  • Between Gilchrist and the Greenhouse
  • North of the Industrial Technology Center
  • North of ROTH
  • Between CEEE and the bridge to University Apartments/ROTH
  • Between the Rod Library and Maucker Union
  • Panther Village in the Noehren CP Parking Lot
  • All levels of the Multimodal Transportation Center

See a map of the Emergency Phone locations.