Contact Public Safety
535 West 116th Street
101 Low Library, MC 4301
New York, NY 10027
Main Line: 212-854-2797
Emergency Line: 212-854-5555
On-Demand Evening Shuttle
We provide an On-Demand Evening Shuttle as a free and safe alternative to walking alone at night. This ride-share service can take you anywhere within the coverage area, seven nights a week until 4 am.
Be prepared for any on-campus, NYC, national and international emergencies by registering for text message notifications. The Columbia Preparedness website offers you resources for safety alerts, including the University's Emergency Notification System.
Text message alerts will only be used in rare cases where ongoing events pose an immediate threat or have a significant impact. Possible scenarios include severe weather conditions, emergency campus closures, crimes in progress that may endanger the community and major transit interruptions.
You can easily register for text message notifications. Simply log in to SSOL, click on "Text Message Enrollment" and add your cell phone number.
Lion Safe App
All the resources of Columbia University Public Safety are available at your fingertips through Lion Safe, a user-friendly app available for your smartphone or tablet that allows the user to request emergency services at the touch of a button along with other useful quick links including maps, shuttle schedules, crime alerts, emergency protocols, campus safety notifications, and non-emergency numbers for each campus.
Blue Light Emergency Call Boxes
Columbia University Public Safety maintains several emergency call boxes with blue lights on top throughout the greater Columbia University campus area that provide an immediate response to you if you need help or if you feel threatened in any way.
Occasionally, Columbia students, faculty or staff may feel uneasy about walking home, waiting for a bus or walking to a car. If that ever happens to you, just look for the Red Lion at participating neighborhood merchants. At businesses featuring the Red Lion in their windows, you can ask the merchant to phone Columbia University Public Safety or the police and wait for security personnel to respond.
Lost and Found
The Department of Public Safety maintains a Lost and Found desk at both the Morningside and Medical Center campuses and also a lost item database. You may inquire about lost items in person or by using the RepoApp Form. If you find property, please turn it in to any Public Safety officer or to your nearest Public Safety Operations desk.
Public Safety can engrave your laptop, mobile devices or other property with a unique code to make it easy to identify your property if it is stolen. To schedule an appointment to have your device(s) engraved, please contact our assistant director of crime prevention programs, Ricardo Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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