The University of Pittsburgh goes to great lengths to make sure students are protected and understand the systems that are in place to make the environment and collegiate experience as safe as possible. The Pitt Police play an active role in our New Student Orientation programs to teach students about resources that will help keep them safe so they know what to do in an emergency.

Students should enter the Pitt Police phone number –412-624-2121— into their cell phones, just in case it is ever needed. Students should also sign up for Pitt’s Emergency Notification System (through the Pitt portal) to receive any urgent messages on their cell phones or via e-mail.   Students can designate up to three contact numbers and specify text and/or voice messages. 

Here are a few important safety link