Risk reduction and safety precautions:

  • The BU Police emergency number is 617-353-2121. Call us if you need assistance on or near the BU Charles River Campus, Fenway Campus, or the Medical Campus. We are ready to respond to your calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • If you are off campus, call 911.
  • If you feel threatened on-campus, look for a Blue Light emergency telephone or dial 3-2121 from any on-campus telephone.
  •  Utilize Scarlet Safe Walk 617-353-4877 or public transportation.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Pay attention to our BU Alert messages and keep your information up to date.
  • Trust your instincts – if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative.
  • Let your friends know when you are leaving and arriving at your destination at the end of the night.
  • Text BUPD anonymously by texting “BU” to 847411.
  • If you See Something, Say Something