Campus is operating normally at this time.
COVID-19 Update: For more information on this evolving situation visit https://www.slu.edu/health-advisory.
Report an Emergency
On campus: 314-977-3000 or 911 for police, fire or medical.
DPS Non-Emergency: 314-977-2376
SLU Student Health: 314-977-2323
Mental Health Line: 314-977-TALK or 314-977-8255
SLU Integrity Hotline: 1-877-525-5669
SLU Ride Safety Escorts: Use the TapRide app to request a ride during the evening and weekends.
Breaking Safety News (Twitter): @SLUSafety
Questions or Comments: DPS@slu.edu
The Department of Public Safety coordinates all preparedness activities for Saint
Louis University. It also maintains the overarching Emergency Operation Plan and oversees
the Campus Incident Management Team.
The responsibility of emergency preparedness is to strengthen the resilience of Saint Louis University through ensuring that the University is prepared to respond to, prevent, recover from, and mitigate against the effects of a wide variety of disasters that could adversely affect the health, safety, and/or general welfare of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors. SLU’s emergency management approach is designed around an all-hazards and whole community concept which expounds upon national preparedness efforts, planning frameworks and mission areas to charge protection, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery functions.
Four phases of Emergency Management
- Prevention/Mitigation-refers to measures that reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reducing the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.
- Preparedness-taking steps to increase our ability to respond in the event of an emergency. Preparedness activities include training, conducting exercises and developing plans.
- Response-occurs immediately before, during and after an incident. Response actions are aimed at saving lives and preserving property.
- Recover-returns the community’s systems and activities to normal. Activities may include repairing damaged buildings, cleaning up debris and restoring basic services.