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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 "Crisis Manager" app, please see here.