Medical Emergencies

  • Dial 315.443.4299 for immediate medical assistance.
  • The Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA) provides emergency and non-emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic school year and is funded by a portion of the student health fee.
  • Follow all instructions the dispatcher gives you and do not hang up until you’ve been told to do so.

Crisis Help

If you need to report a crime or have been the victim of physical assault:

  • Dial the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224.
  • Dial #SU (#78) from a cell phone.
  • Dial the toll-free number: 1.855.443.2224.
  • Go to a blue light station and push the alarm button. A Public Safety Officer will come to you.
  • Dial 711 from any campus phone.
  • Dial 911. You will reach the Syracuse City Police Department.
  • Send an emergency email or text message from any cell phone using 711@syr.edu.
  • Use the LiveSafe app.

Emergency Resources on Campus

We encourage students to be aware of the many options at your service in case of emergency.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

  • Locations are spread out across campus in the event of a cardiac emergency
  • AED locations

Blue Light Phones

Law enforcement patrols in near-campus neighborhoods

  • University Area Crime-Control Team: Patrols in the immediate off-campus and fraternity/sorority neighborhoods
  • Neighborhood Safety Patrol: Designates one or two DPS patrol units to respond to incidents involving Syracuse University students that occur in the patrol area
  • Orange Watch: Provides an expanded DPS presence in key areas on North and South campuses and in the neighborhoods north and east of campus

Syracuse Police Partnership (SPD)

  • SPD officers routinely patrol the streets that intersect and are adjacent to the University. SPD officers do come on campus when required to investigate crimes, but they make every attempt to notify the DPS prior to doing so and are accompanied by DPS officers when on campus.

The LiveSafe App

  • This acts as a “mobile blue light” that allows users to connect with the Emergency Communications Center at the touch of a button.

Orange Alert

  • Syracuse University’s alert notification system. To sign up, log on to MySlice, select Orange Alert and follow the instructions to register your contact information. The Department of Public Safety will use this to contact you with information and instructions in the event of a campus emergency.

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