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For Safety's Sake

Tip 1:
Interested in helping improve campus safety? Students can become safety volunteers, receive special training, and assist residence life staff in fire safety procedures.

Tip 2:
Upon request, Pitt police community relations officers will conduct apartment security surveys and Crime Watch programs. For more information, call 412-624-4040.

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Residence Hall Security

Entrances to all residence halls have security desks staffed by attendants controlling access 24 hours a day, seven days a week while school is in session. Each year, Pitt trains desk attendants in University security and fire safety procedures. All residence hall entrances have security doors that are monitored by both an electronic access system and a desk attendant.

Q: How can I sign in a guest to my residence hall?
A: To enter a residence hall, residents must show their Pitt ID, which is electronically validated for their residence hall, and all guests must have a photo ID. Visitor IDs must be scanned upon entering and exiting the residence hall, and visitors must be escorted by the resident they are visiting at all times while they are in the building.

Q: When may guests visit me?
A: Students must establish and regulate room visitation hours with their roommates. Roommate approval is required for visitors at any time.

Q: What if my roommate and I can’t agree?
A: The resident assistant (RA) attempts to help resolve conflicts involving roommate disputes.

Q: What happens if my guest commits a violation?
A: Residents are accountable for violations of all guests, including those signed in by the resident and those accompanied by the resident, as well as all visitors within a resident’s accommodation.


University of Pittsburgh Police EMERGENCIES 4-2121
or Noncampus Phone
General Assistance 4-4040
or 412-624-4040

Sexual Assault Services

Student Health Service

University Counseling Center

Student Conduct

Environmental Health and Safety

412-648-CALL (2255)


City of Pittsburgh Police,
Fire, Ambulance 911

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
24-hour hotline 1-866-363-7273

Center for Victims of
Violence and Crime

24-hour hotline 412-392-8582

Pennsylvania Department
of Public Welfare
ChildLine for abuse reporting


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