More than 450 Bluelight phones are located across campus, and over 200 are emergency phones are located in elevators. The phones operate on either a cellular or hard-wire platform with self diagnostic technology reporting communications any issues directly back to Public Safety.
If you observe a potential safety hazard, require assistance, notice suspicious activity, feel unsafe or need a walking escort, you can reach Public Safety directly through any emergency phone on campus. Just pick up the receiver or press the button. You will be instantly connected to an emergency operations center (PennComm) dispatcher who has direct contact with the Penn Police and other important public safety agencies. Many of our Bluelight phones are within sight of our many CCTV cameras, which will automatically focus on you when you use the emergency phone.