Advice from the USG Safety Committee
"Tulane University, and New Orleans, is an amazing place to go to school. With so much art, culture, food, music, and so many festivals constantly going on, it is easy to get caught up in the fun of it all and forget some simple precautions to keep you safe. Tulane has an immense amount of resources, from TUPD to TEMS to The Well, and so much more, that is designed to help keep you safe. During your time at Tulane, I urge you to take advantage of these resources as all they want to do is help. When you’re off campus, or there aren’t Tulane personnel around, make sure to look out for your friends. We’re one TU family, so look out for your Krewe!"
—Holly Steinberg ‘23
Director of Student Safety
Undergraduate Student Government
LOCK YOUR DOORS
It is important to make sure your door is locked, or in the case of the automatic doors, completely shut. While deadbolting your door while you step out of the room for a short period of time may seem harmless, your room, and everything in it, is susceptible to possible theft. To be safe, always lock your door, make sure the door is completely shut, and make sure you have your key with you when you leave the room so you do not get locked out.
BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
While out and about on campus, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. Throughout campus, there are areas with bikers, skateboarders, or cars. To keep yourself safe, make sure you are not looking down at your phone while you walk across campus, as well as look up and both ways when you cross the street as many of Tulane’s crosswalks are busy roads. It can also be intriguing to listen to music or a podcast when walking; if you’re going to do so, only wear one headphone so you can still hear your surroundings. It is also important to take care of your belongings and have them on you at all times so you always have an eye on them.
BLUE LIGHTS AND WALKING OFFICERS
While walking around campus, you will see blue lights as well as police officers walking, riding bikes, and TRIKKEs, those electric scooter-like things. There are over 80 blue lights all over campus, and they operate as emergency phones, connecting you directly to TUPD. One of the many TUPD officers around will be there to help as soon as possible, so when walking, especially at night, it is smart to stay near blue lights.
DOWNLOAD & FOLLOW
Tulane University utilizes an app called TapRide. It is similar to ride-share apps, however it is for university students. It is also helpful to follow student safety accounts so you’re always up to date on information. Follow: @tulanepolice | @tulane_ems | @tulaneemergency
WHO YOU’RE GONNA CALL
Campus Services (Facilities)
SAPHE (Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline and Education)
Tulane EMS (Ambulance)
On Campus: 504-865-5911
Off Campus: 911