on campus: 314-935-5555 off campus emergency: 911

Personal Safety

Ensuring your safety is our top priority. Though WashU maintains a relatively safe campus, it is ultimately up to you to protect yourself.

Self-defense programs

We offer several self-defense programs including the nationally recognized RAD self-defense program for both men and women.


Bear Patrol

Student Bear Patrol members are eyes and ears for the Danforth Campus and provide walking and golf cart escorts on campus to fellow students, faculty and staff. Request an escort between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. by calling 314-935-5555.


Noonlight Safety App

The Noonlight safety app provides peace of mind when traveling from one location to another. With a simple activation of the phone app you can be connected to emergency assistance. WashU provides this safety app service for free to students, staff and faculty. Get the Noonlight Safety App.


Whistle Program

We offer free metal whistles, embossed with the WU logo, to students, staff and faculty for personal safety. Pick yours up at the WUPD office on the South Forty.

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