All emergency situations involving:
- A crime in progress
- A medical emergency
- A fire
should be immediately reported to 9-1-1. All phones, both on and off campus, and including pay phones may be used to dial 9-1-1 at no charge. While on campus, persons should be aware that different telephone systems might require you to dial for an "outside line" before dialing 9-1-1.
As an added security measure, there are "Blue Light" non-dial outdoor emergency telephones located at strategic points on campus. These phones are easily identified by their columns topped with blue lights. When the red button is pushed the callers is in immediate contact with the campus Security Department. In addition to providing voice contact with security, the dispatcher is also able to pinpoint the caller's location. These phones are for emergency use only.
"Blue Light" non-dial outdoor emergency telephones
All elevators in educational buildings have emergency phones with direct contact to the monitoring station.
When calling for either emergency or non-emergency service, be prepared to:
- Clearly identify yourself.
- State where you are calling from.
- State briefly, the nature of your call .
If possible, the caller should stay on the line unless otherwise advised by the dispatcher. The dispatcher will summon the appropriate police, fire, and/or medical service.