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In the event of a campus emergency, the Syracuse University community will be notified via the Orange Alert system.

Emergency Contacts


Syracuse University Ambulance : 315.443.4299, or #78 from a cell phone

The Syracuse University Ambulance (SUA) provides emergency and non-emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the academic school year and is funded by a portion of the student health fee.


Department of Public Safety (DPS) : 315.443.2224
Syracuse City Police Department : 911

Contact DPS 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The DPS office on Main Campus is located at 005 Sims Hall, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the academic year. You can also speak with Public Safety employees at security desks and other locations around campus.

Additional Contact Options

​Toll-Free Number​ 1.855.443.2224​
​From a Cell Phone​ ​#78​
​From a Campus Phone​ 711​
​Emergency Email or Text​​
Alarm System Blue Light Stations​

Mental Health and Sexual Assault

Syracuse University 24-Hour Crisis Services : 315.443.4715

If you are currently experiencing a mental health crisis or you are seeking support for sexual assault or relationship violence, 24-hour 365-days-a-year crisis support services are available to all Syracuse University students through the Counseling Center.

Vera House 24-Hour Crisis Services : 315.422.7273

Vera House is a Syracuse community resource that provides privileged and confidential support. This resource is not associated with Syracuse University.

On-Campus Resources

Orange Alerts

Orange Alert is the emergency notification system that Syracuse University uses to communicate changes to the campus status the community. During an emergency, notifications are sent via text, phone call, and email, and information is additionally printed above the top navigation of webpages across the Syracuse Web Presence, such as this one.

Be Prepared

Emergency situations, such as power outages, severe weather, and illnesses, can strike when you least expect them. Syracuse University has comprehensive emergency response plans and we encourage students, parents, faculty, and staff to be aware of these plans and prepared for an emergency.