Given the quick advancement of technology, it has aided in the development of the necessary tools for safety protocols and educational purposes. Emergencies are unforeseeable events that can occur due to a multitude of factors. As a result, university communities must be prepared to protect themselves in the event of an emergency. On the other hand, technology has made it easier for us to interact with the outside world and to seek assistance. It’s critical that you understand how to use these tools so that you can use them when they’re needed.

The emergency Blue Light Phone System is an emergency infrastructure utilized by colleges and universities that allow students to call public safety instantly if they are in a dangerous situation on campus. Saint Joseph’s University is one of the many campuses that has adopted this system; there are 256 Blue Light Emergency Phones located throughout campus for public use. When you press the button, public safety is notified and they can track you down, and in most cases, see the person. Public Safety officers examine all emergency Blue Lights on campus on a regular basis.The most important thing to remember is that if anyone who feels threatened, whether or not they are a student, can use this facility if they are in the proximity. 

At Saint Joseph’s University, SJU Safe is an app to bring safety resources to current students, faculty and staff on Hawk Hill. It gives you fast access to everything you need and you can find all of the information in one location.

Key features include: 

Mobile Bluelight: Send your location and call Public Safety simultaneously. 

Emergency Contact : Quickly access Public Safety, Lower Merion Police Department, Philadelphia Police 19th District and 911. 

Friend Walk : Allows for a friend to virtually escort you to your destination, home or car. 

Report a Tip : Send a tip to public safety. This allows you to report any suspicious activity or crime. 

Virtual Walkhome : Allows for a member of public safety to virtually escort you to your destination, home or car. 

Safety Toolbox:  Some tools that are useful for informational purposes: student resources, chat with public safety, share maps with your location, notification history and share this app. 

Campus Maps: It provides a campus map, evacuation assembly locations and transportation maps and services. 

Emergency Plans: Review plans and procedures of various emergency scenarios. 

Support Resources : It provides contact information for resources available to help students have more positive experiences with themselves and in college. 

Alcohol Safety: Reviews alcohol overdose signs in order to identify if they need immediate help. 

From us at Hawk cHill, we hope that this information and these tips help you feel more comfortable and safe around campus while enjoying all that Hawk Hill has to offer.