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Dial 911 if you have an emergency
A rail line runs through UD's Newark campus. Every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train.
When violence happens, it is never the victim’s fault. Numerous resources exist on campus to help victims, including:
- Sexual Offense Support (SOS) offers 24-hour assistance from volunteer victim advocates, who can explain options and resources
- Student Wellness and Health Promotion offers professional, certified victim advocates who can provide ongoing assistance and support
Late Night Shuttle
A shuttle bus is available for students traveling from campus to their nearby off-campus residences from 6 pm-1 am. The pick-up points are Morris Library, Perkins Student Center, Townsend Hall and the STAR Health Science Building. Requests can be made using the same 831-RIDE phone number or the LiveSafe app. Coverage area for the service can be seen on this map.
Both the UD shuttle and UD golf cart rides are available from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m., 7 days a week.
Call 302-831-RIDE or use the LiveSafe app to request service.
UD Alert, UD's primary emergency notification tool, allows UD to send emergency messages within minutes. UD Alert is activated only during major emergencies, situations where there is an imminent danger to the safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff, or if a state of emergency is declared.
LiveSafe provides a quick tip submittal via text with picture and video attachments (including the option to stay anonymous), live chat with safety officials, fast access to emergency phone numbers that initiate location tracking when dialed, a comprehensive safety map, and a peer-to-peer location monitoring with concurrent group chat feature called SafeWalk. Additionally, app users can receive important broadcast notifications sent by UDPD.
Social Media Updates
The University Police Department works in collaboration with the Office of Communications and Marketing to leverage social media in communicating real-time updates in an emergency.