Safety

Download the TigerSafe App

The TigerSafe app is designed to make your experience on campus as safe and satisfying as possible. TigerSafe empowers you with the tools you need to be prepared, mitigate dangers, and respond appropriately to situations that occur. The app includes emergency alerts, tools for staying safe on campus, emergency response guides, campus maps, and a variety of health and wellness resources.

Reporting an Emergency

Call for Emergency Help when there is a threat to life, safety, health, or property.  The Department of Public Safety and/or other emergency responders will respond immediately to your call.

What to Do

On-campus Public Safety officers will be first on the scene.

  • Department of Public Safety will send officers immediately, and will coordinate with outside police, fire, or medical response as needed.
  • Department of Public Safety officers
    • can respond much faster than local law enforcement to most locations on campus.
    • know campus building names, entry numbers and campus location nicknames.
    • are trained in first aid and carry Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in their cars.

Personal Safety & Security Tips 

Personal Safety:

  • Avoid walking alone or appearing distracted by wearing headphones or talking on your cell phone.
  • Learn the best routes between your residence hall and your classes and activities. Take the safest route, not the fastest route.
  • Share your class schedule with friends and family, effectively creating a buddy system. It is always a good idea to use the buddy system or travel in groups of two or more.
  • When you go out, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • Do not carry your passport, banking information, social security card, or family details in your handbag, wallet, vehicle, mobile phone, or laptop.
  • Avoid displaying large amounts of cash or other tempting targets such as jewelry or expensive clothing.
  • Do not leave your belongings unattended, even for a few minutes.
  • At night, try to walk or run in well-lit, regularly traveled pathways.
  • Wherever you are, stay alert to your surroundings and the actions of people around you.
  • Use Tiger Transit after dark. After the shuttle buses have stopped running.
  • Use P-Ride Express by calling 609-258-RIDEThis is the late-night safety shuttle provided by the Department of Public Safety. The P-Rides Express is available daily throughout the academic year - Mondays through Sundays from 5:00 pm to 2:00 am. After 3:00 am call Public Safety at 609-258-1000 if you would like an escort home.
  • Report suspicious behavior, vehicles or activities to the Department of Public Safety at 609-258-1000 or by using any Blue Light Emergency Phone located throughout campus.
  • Never take drinks from other people and don’t leave your drink unattended.
  • Take your time in getting to know your companion or “date.” Don't spend time alone with someone who makes you feel uneasy or uncomfortable. This means following your instincts and removing yourself from situations that you don't feel good about.

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