There are 53 emergency phones located on campus, linked directly to College Telephone and Dispatch Services. Dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day and know the exact location of the caller when the phone handset is removed from the box.
There are different types of emergency phones on campus. Many are easily identified red boxes with an "EMERGENCY" decal. Others are located on handicap lifts and elevators. In dormitories, the phones are located either at the front door activated by a large red button, or outside the Resident Director's apartment in the first floor hallway.
The campus also uses a "blue light" emergency phone system. These phones include a blue light that stays on at all times, and flashes when the phone has been activated. These installations are highly visible and allow emergency responders to quickly locate individuals requesting assistance.