Blue Light Emergency Phones
There are approximately 52 outdoor emergency phones located on or near the exterior of all residence halls and most college buildings. They are also located on the campus walkways. There are 31 elevator phones in various campus buildings. We have 40 refuge phones on each floor of the residence halls.
Outdoor emergency phones are housed in blue Lexan cases, are mounted directly to buildings or stanchions, and have a blue light above them. These phones can only be used for emergency calls and have a direct speed calling button with an automatic identifier so that the Campus Police Dispatch will know your locations when the call is answered. When getting acquainted with the campus, try to note the locations of these phones.
To activate the Emergency Blue Light Phone
- Press the RED/SILVER emergency button and the phone will automatically dial Campus Police.
- Wait for the dispatcher to answer and explain the problem. A blue light will flash at the phone so that responding personnel can more easily locate you.