Individuals are responsible for their personal safety and should take appropriate action in emergency situations. Adults must take responsibility for the safety of children in their care. In the event of an emergency, information will be provided by Public Safety officers and sent through the Princeton Events app. In limited situations, the University may use the Emergency Blue Light Phones with Towers which would broadcast a message. In case of an on-campus emergency, please call Public Safety at 609-258-3333.
Dialing 9-1-1 from any University landline phone connects you to Public Safety’s emergency line. If you dial 9-1-1 on campus from your cell phone, you will automatically be routed through the state-approved 9-1-1 Switched Telephone Network and be connected to the appropriate state-approved Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), which would, in most situations, be the Princeton Police Department. If you want to reach DPS quickly and easily, we suggest you program your cell phone with 609-258-3333.
There are numerous Blue Light communication towers and Blue Light phones throughout campus. With the push of a button, the user can communicate directly with DPS Communication Center. This enhanced technology also allows DPS to send out emergency broadcast alerts (e.g., seek shelter due to an impending lightning storm) as needed. The location of each tower is digitally displayed to the DPS Communication Center. For more information on safety and security, please go to the Public Safety website, publicsafety.princeton.edu.
Additional information about emergency preparedness can be found on the University’s Emergency Management website at emergency.princeton.edu.
If you or your companions need medical assistance, medical help is available. Call 609-258-3333, or dial 9-1-1 from any Blue Light phone or campus landline. Dialing 9-1-1 on a cell phone routes to the nearest emergency call center and may slow emergency response time.
Individuals who have experienced or witnessed an alleged incident of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct have many options, including consultation with a confidential resource and/or filing a complaint (internal and/or criminal complaint). For more information on these options please view our Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct Resources.