Syracuse University Ambulance: 315.443.4299, or #78 from a cell phone
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.
Department of Public Safety (DPS): 315.443.2224
Syracuse City Police Department: 911
Contact DPS 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The DPS office on Main Campus is located at 005 Sims Hall, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year. You can also speak with Public Safety employees at security desks and other locations around campus.
Additional Contact Options
From a Cell Phone
From a Campus Phone
Emergency Email or Text
Mental Health and Sexual Assault
Syracuse University 24-Hour Crisis Services: 315.443.4715
If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis or you are seeking support for sexual assault or relationship violence, 24-hour 365-days-a-year crisis support services are available to all Syracuse University students through the Counseling Center.
Vera House 24-Hour Crisis Services: 315.422.7273
Vera House is a Syracuse community resource that provides privileged and confidential support. This resource is not associated with Syracuse University.
- Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
- Blue Light Phones: Activate for assistance from a Public Safety Officer
- The LiveSafe App: A “mobile blue light” for contacting the Emergency Communications Center
- Emergency Guide: Basic procedures to follow for emergency situations at Syracuse University
- Law enforcement patrols in near-campus neighborhoods
- Syracuse Police Department (SPD) Partnership
Orange Alert is the emergency notification system that Syracuse University uses to communicate changes to the campus status the community. During an emergency, notifications are sent via text, phone call, and email, and information is additionally printed above the top navigation of webpages across the Syracuse Web Presence, such as this one.
Emergency situations, such as power outages, severe weather, and illnesses, can strike when you least expect them. Syracuse University has comprehensive emergency response plans and we encourage students, parents, faculty, and staff to be aware of these plans and prepared for an emergency.