Safety Is a Top Priority

It can be emotional sending your son or daughter off to college, but rest assured that Duquesne University provides a safe campus.

The Department of Public Safety keeps students safe and the campus secure. They are proud to provide:
  • Highly trained, sworn University police officers who patrol campus and adjacent streets on foot and by patrol cars and bicycle units.
  • A 24/7 campus emergency line: 412.396.COPS (2677).
  • Secure ID-card access to residence halls and other buildings.
  • On-request campus safety escorts from sunset until sunrise.
  • Code Blue emergency call stations positioned at key points on campus.

  • DU Emergency Alert is an automated mass notification system that sends a text message to students' cell phones.
  • Weather emergencies and class cancellations are announced on the weather information hotline: 412.396.1700.