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Ways to get help on campus


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In an emergency, please dial 911.

Contact the Purdue University Police Department

Individuals in need of the Purdue University Police Department for non-emergency situations can dial (765) 494-8221 or visit the Police Department website.

Contact the Purdue University Fire Department

Individuals in need of the Purdue University Fire Department for non-emergency situations can dial (765) 494-6919 or visit the Fire Department website.

Report a person stuck in an elevator, a major flood or a major power outage

Between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., contact the Work Request Center at (765) 494-9999 to report a critical situation (such as a major flood, major power outage, or a person stuck in an elevator).

If a critical situation occurs between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., contact the Purdue Police Dispatch Center (their non-emergency phone number) at (765) 494-8221.

Report a gas leak

After evacuating the building, call 911.

Request a safe walk escort from Purdue Student Security Patrol

Students in need of a safe walk escort to and from campus buildings may call the Purdue Student Security Patrol for assistance at (765) 494-7233. Safe walk services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Report a building or grounds hazard

Report any general building hazards (e.g. wet or slippery floors, broken elevators) to a building deputy. A complete list of campus building deputies can be found on the Building Deputy webpage.

Report any general grounds hazards (e.g. icy sidewalks, downed tree limbs) may be reported to the Grounds department at (765) 494-3087.

Report an unsafe work condition

Complete the Report a Safety Concern form to communicate any unsafe work conditions (e.g. indoor air quality concerns, improper PPE usage, missing equipment guards). 

To report a concern immediatly, contact Radiological and Environmental Management at (765) 494-6371 during regular business hours. After hours, contact the Purdue University Police Department at their non-emergency number: (765) 494-8221. 

Find the correct Building Deputy

To report non-emergency problems in a specific building during working hours, contact the building deputy. A complete list of campus building deputies can be found on the Building Deputy webpage.

Find information on severe weather or emergency preparedness

Visit the Emergency Preparedness and Planning website to find information on how to establish a plan for what to do in a severe weather or campus-wide emergency.

Obtain assistance with hazardous waste, industrial hygiene or environmental health

For an emergency situation, evacuate the area and call 911.

If you require general assistance with hazardous waste, contact Radiological and Environmental Management at (765) 494-6371. General information on regulatory compliance, training, consulting, emergency response and waste removal can be found on the Radiological and Environmental Management website.

Complete any necessary fire inspection forms

Fire inspection forms may be found on the Purdue University Fire Department website.