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Emergency Procedures Guide


​​​Reporting an Emergency

The College’s Office of Safety and Security is open and operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Blue Light phones and security cameras are located strategically across campus. This equipment is monitored 24 hours a day by security staff. If you discover an emergency on campus, you can report it in several ways:

  • Dial 2222 from a campus phone or 401-865-2222 from a cell phone to report the emergency to Safety and Security.
  • If phones are out of service, send a runner to the Office of Safety and Security, which is located at the Huxley Avenue gate.
  • You also can report an emergency by pressing the emergency button on any Blue Light phone.
  • Provide your name, and describe the emergency and its location.

What is a 911 Emergency?

A 911 Emergency is any situation that requires immediate police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property.

Call 9-911 from an on-campus phone and 911 from a cell phone to report emergencies.

  • After you call 911, immediately call 401-865-2222 to notify the College’s Office of Safety and Security.
  • Do not use 911 inappropriately as it may delay responses to true emergencies.

The Emergency Guide below will help you to decide whether a situation requires an emergency response.

What are Non-Emergency Situations?

A non-emergency situation does not require immediate attention to preserve life or property. Examples are minor vehicle accidents, missing property, excessive noise, and similar police-related matters.

  • To report a non-emergency situation on the College campus, call the Office of Safety and Security at 401-865-2391 or use a campus Blue Light phone. 
  • For information in the event of a campus-wide emergency, call the Emergency/Weather Advisory Hotline: 401-865-1012.

Note: The area code for all campus phone numbers is 401

To view the Providence College Emergency Procedures Guide click here

For instructions on downloading the Emergency Guide to your phone, through the "In Case of Crisis" app, please see here