The University of Pittsburgh offers a number of crime prevention and security awareness programs for students and employees. A common theme of all programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others. Each term, the Office of Residence Life and members of the Pitt police meet with parents and students to provide information on personal safety and residence hall security. Additional programs include the following:
In addition to seminars, safety information is distributed to the campus community through crime alerts and emergency notification messages, and can be found on the Pitt police Web site at police.pitt.edu.
The University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides guidance and direction to students, faculty, and staff. EH&S identifies hazards and risks, recommends appropriate action to ensure safe conditions, and assists the University in maintaining regulatory compliance. The department provides training on many topics related to safety, fire safety, occupational health, and the environment. EH&S collaborates with the Pitt police in the development of the University's Emergency Management Guidelines.
EH&S coordinates, conducts, and evaluates emergency evacuation exercises in each residence hall twice per year. EH&S also prepares, upon request, individual emergency evacuation plans for students who have impairments that may prevent compliance with University-wide emergency plans. Those in need of an individualized plan should contact EH&S at 412-624-9505.
Pitt's SafeRider provides point-to-point service for individuals with valid Pitt IDs who are not on one of the campus transportation system's fixed routes, but are within SafeRider service boundaries.
Hours of operation are:
Individuals should use the fixed-route system and only request SafeRider service when shuttle service is not available. For service boundaries and to request service, call 412-648-CALL (2255) during SafeRider hours of operation. There is a 20-ride limit per term.
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