Health & Safety

Campus Safety at USF

Campus Safety

USF makes every effort to provide a safe and secure environment that is conducive to living, learning and working on campus. To ensure the safety of students on campus, here are some of the many services provided.

University Police

The USF Police Department (USFPD) has an authorized strength of 47 state-certified, academy-trained law enforcement officers plus support staff. These highly-trained police officers are very sensitive to the needs of USF students and strive to establish relationships based on trust and mutual problem solving. You can learn more about the USFPD by visiting


SAFE Team is a free on-campus escort program that provides students with safe options for traveling throughout campus at night. Students who call (813-974-SAFE) during operating hours can have an escort accompany them to their destination (by foot or golf cart), or wait with them until their ride arrives.

Blue Light Emergency Telephones

The Blue Light Emergency Telephones located throughout campus connect callers directly to the USFPD. A student can activate a phone at any one of the blue light locations on campus and report their emergency to the USFPD Communications Center. These phones automatically indicate the location of the caller to the USFPD, even if the caller is unable to speak.

Emergency Notifications

Remind your student to be sure he/she is signed up to receive emergency notifications on campus via our MoBull alert system. They can sign up for MoBull at to receive important emergency alerts anywhere, anytime conveniently on their cell phone.

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