Emergency Phones & Call Boxes

The Dept. of Public safety maintains and monitors 8 call boxes placed in various locations on campus. Call boxes are easily located by the blue light on top of a pole. The call boxes can be used for emergency situations or information.

The boxes have a red emergency button or a yellow information button.  After the appropriate button is pushed, the blue light will start flashing and an automated message will play advising that your call for assistance has been sent. Shortly thereafter, the Dispatcher will confirm the receipt of the activation.  Push and hold the button to transmit your message and release the button to hear the Dispatcher’s reply.

If there is no reply to the Dispatcher after the call box has been activated, an Officer will be sent to check the area. The Dispatcher also has the capability to make the call box transmit so he/she can hear what is happening in the immediate area.

The location of the emergency call boxes:

The South Field/Lower Woods Penn

Lincoln Hall/Emery Building

Evan’s Tennis Courts/Track

Eco Village/CDL

Lower Seabury Lot

Ag Building

Anna Smith Parking Lot

Draper Building

In addition to the emergency call boxes, Public Safety also monitors 25 emergency phones across campus. These phones have a red emergency button on the front that automatically dials directly to the Dept. of Public Safety. The emergency phones are used like a regular speaker phone and will disconnect automatically once the call has been completed. These phones, like the emergency call boxes are easily located by the blue light on top. All phones are located in areas accessible by the public.

The location of the emergency phones:

Anna Smith porch

Bingham Hall main entrance

Bruce-Trades side facing Edwards

Dana Hall main entrance

Doctors House porch

Elizabeth Rogers lobby

Estill St. Complex

James Hall front porch

Knight House front porch

Phelps Stokes side facing Frost

Prospect House (304) main entrance

Student Lot side towards FM

Kettering Hall main entrance

Arc House porch

Blue Ridge main entrance

Commons House (Eco Village) main entrance

Danforth Hall main entrance

Edwards Hall campus side

Elizabeth Rogers back porch

Fairchild Hall front porch

Kentucky Hall entrance facing Nursing Building

Pearson Hall front porch

Prospect House (302) main entrance

Seabury Hall main entrance

Talcott Hall main entrance