Personal Safety

Emory University provides several resources as to ensure the safety of our students and our staff. These safety resources and safety measures include

  • Emory Police Department (EPD) provides security escorts to ensure the safety of those who travel the campus. These escorts are provided by the Office of Community Services Officers, Student Patrol, and EPD officers.
  • Emory University’s Office of Community Services operates a shuttle bus service between major buildings, parking areas, and residential centers.
  • There are many Blue-Light Phones located throughout the entire Emory University campus that provide a direct connection to the EPD Communications Center, staffed 24-hours-a-day. If you have or know of a crime that is occurring, a fire or medical emergency, or need to request an escort, simply pick up the handset or press the “call” button and you will be connected to a 9-1-1 operator. All elevators on campus are directly linked to the EPD Communications Center, which is staffed 24-hours-a-day.
  • Students and Staff can download the application LiveSafe on mobile phones. The app allows you to link your geographical location to contacts in your phone, send a text message to EPD and call SafeRide. This is a free shuttle service that operates late at night and will provide a safe escort to an employee or student who feels unsafe travelling to areas of campus that are not directly served by shuttle service or for those times when the shuttle service is not in operation.