Safety by the Numbers
Some facts about our campus police:
More than 500 emergency phones are scattered throughout the campus. Most exterior and
garage phones have blue lights, making them easily visible.
You can visit Pitt Mobile at m.pitt.edu to access emergency contact information on your smart phone or Web-capable mobile device.
The University of Pittsburgh has installed and maintains exterior lighting around all of its buildings, including additional sidewalk and street lighting. While maintaining an attractive campus, ground crews keep shrubs and hedges low for safety reasons, especially in places such as bus stops.
On any normal workday, there are scores of Pitt support personnel whose jobs include providing inspection of the entire campus and its buildings to discover and correct health, safety, and maintenance problems. They work, in addition to Pitt police and others who tour campus, to report safety-related problems to the Facilities Management Division, which responds to correct these problems promptly.
As part of their duties, residence life staff members continuously report security and maintenance matters. Emergency maintenance and housekeeping services are available 24 hours a day.
Except for resident living areas, most Pitt facilities are open to the public during the day and evening hours when classes are in session. During the times that the University is officially closed, its buildings are locked, and only faculty, staff, and—for some buildings—students with a Pitt ID are admitted.
Athletic facilities require an appropriate ID at all times for admittance.
Some Pitt-sponsored programs are open to the general public, while others are restricted to students with a valid Pitt ID. Additional security personnel staff major events such as athletic contests.
University of Pittsburgh Police
or Noncampus Phone
General Assistance 4-4040
Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE)
Student Health Service
University Counseling Center
(Phones answered 24 hours a day/seven days a week)
Environmental Health and Safety
City of Pittsburgh
Police, Fire, Ambulance
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
Center for Victims
of Public Welfare
ChildLine for abuse reporting
Re:solve Crisis Network
Mental Health Crisis Intervention
1-866-7-YOU CAN or 1-888-796-8226
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