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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.

Living at Pitt

Learn Residence Hall Security Procedures

When you check into a residence hall, you receive information about campus safety and residence hall security, such as:

  • Whom to call in case of an emergency;
  • What procedures to follow in case of a fire evacuation;
  • What to do if you are locked out of your room;
  • How to mark valuables;
  • Visitation, alcohol, and drug policies; and
  • General campus safety, among other topics.

At your first floor meeting, which is mandatory and held by the RA, you can acquaint yourself with unique aspects of your residence hall community and the security practices you can follow to make your University environment safer.

Posters promoting safety are prominently displayed throughout the residence halls. The Office of Residence Life sponsors a series of safety and security programs every year.

UNIVERSITY EMERGENCY
PHONE NUMBERS

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

General Assistance 4-4040
or 412-624-4040

Office of Sexual Harassment
and Assault Response
and Education (SHARE)

412-648-7930

Student Health Service
412-383-1800

University Counseling Center
412-648-7930

Student Conduct
412-648-7910

Environmental Health and Safety
412-624-9505

SafeRider
412-648-CALL (2255)

Panther Central
412-648-1100

PITTSBURGH EMERGENCY
PHONE NUMBERS

(Off Campus)

City of Pittsburgh
Police, Fire, Ambulance
911

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

Center for Victims
24-hour Crisis Hotline
1-866-644-2882

Pennsylvania Department
of Public Welfare ChildLine
for abuse reporting

1-800-932-0313

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