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OnBoard with Parent & Family Connections - Safety on Campus
The Purdue University community is one of the safest in the Big Ten, and our team provides services to our students every day to help keep them safe. Here's what you need to know:
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In an emergency, Purdue University Fire Department also provides high level pre-hospital care if your student has a medical issue while on campus. Advanced life- support ambulance service is provided to one of two local hospitals at no charge to the student.
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Purdue Police Department officers are highly trained, sworn law enforcement officers of the state of Indiana. They are on duty 24/7 to prevent crime and provide support to your student when needed.
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If an emergency should occur on campus, your student will be notified by text (they must sign up), by email, outdoor warning sirens, desktop pop-up alert, digital signs, via television and radio alerts, and by "beacons" located in the largest classrooms. A minimum of two tests are conducted annually, to be sure that the Purdue community is prepared for emergencies.
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Each building has a building emergency plan that identifies the "shelter in place" and evacuation locations should an emergency occur. Faculty members are asked to review these locations with their students each semester. For more preparedness tips and tools, go to the Emergency Preparedness website.
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To reach Purdue Public Safety dispatch, your student can push the button on one of the nearly 300 campus emergency telephones.
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The Purdue Public Safety Dispatch Center can also be reached by dialing or texting 911 (calling is preferred).
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Your student can engage with our Purdue Police Department by signing up for our Citizen's Police Academy (typically held in the spring) or by applying to work as a (paid) member of the Purdue University Student Security Patrol.
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When students and faculty are in the lab, they're well trained. To complement the on-site guidance professors provide, Radiological and Environmental Management makes standardized safety training available to students online.

Parent & Family Connections
July 23, 2019
 
Discussions to have with your student Has your student signed up for emergency notifications from the University?

Why wait? Students register via the Secure Purdue website. Your student should click on the "Change Your Password" icon, log in and then add/update their emergency contact information (under the account tools list in the right column of the page).

 

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