Safety Resources

The following information details various safety resources available on-campus for students.

Department of Public Safety (DPS): DPS has a variety of safety information to help you maintain a safe and secure environment while at Syracuse University. Crime Prevention information contains information regarding bicycle registration, bystander intervention strategies, and general safety strategies among other helpful material.

Orange Safe: The Orange Safe app provides users a variety of functions, including an immediate connection to DPS, access to campus safety notifications, and the ability to have a friend watch you move across campus in real time.

Residential Community Safety Officer (RCSO): The RCSO program provides staff members at specific entry points to residence halls during identified hours. When an RCSO is present, all individuals entering the residence hall must tap and show their SUID card to gain entry past the lobby area.

Safety Escort Shuttle: Parking and Transportation Services manages the Safety Escort Shuttle, which provides transportation to the neighborhood areas surrounding the University during the evening and overnight hours

Walking Escort Service: DPS manages the Walking Escort Service which provides students, faculty, and staff with an escort to walk across campus during the late evening through early morning hours. At times, individuals requesting a walking escort may be directed to the shuttle service depending on wait times and availability.