Safety and Security

Explore Drexel University’s safety and security resources.

Drexel Alert


Drexel University’s emergency notification system that enables fast and efficient dissemination of critical information to students, faculty and staff of the Drexel University community.

Drexel Guardian


Turn your cell phone into a personalized blue light emergency phone. In the event of an emergency, Drexel Guardian allows the Drexel Public Safety Communications Center to immediately access important information about you, such as your name, photograph, important medical information, and location, when you call 267.298.1442 or use the app on your cell phone — dramatically increasing the odds that they can find you and help you. The service is free and voluntary, and the information you provide is kept completely confidential. 

Lost and found


Dornsife does not maintain a lost and found. All lost items will be turned in to Public Safety. If you’ve lost something on campus, it may have been turned into Public Safety, the Creese Student Center Information Desk Lost and Found, or the Library Lost and Found.

Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC)


Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center

Philadelphia Sexual Assault Response Center (PSARC) works in affiliation with Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit to provide 24/7 access to medical care and forensic examinations to victims of sexual assault.


Public Safety and Drexel Police Department


Police and security forces provide a highly visible presence around the clock in buildings and public spaces. The Department offers safety and awareness trainings and resources to members of the Drexel community. Drexel Police are trained in first aid, CPR and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Additionally, Drexel Police off several free safety programs, including bike and computer registration and the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program.

Violence prevention & response

Violence Prevention & Response

Those experiencing any form of sexual or gender-based abuse or violence may seek help and guidance from resources at the University, local and national level. Additionally, there are several resources available to students, faculty, and staff to identify warning signs of abuse and to provide safety advice.

Walking escorts


To ensure the safety of all students, faculty and professional staff walking to/from and around the University City Campus, Drexel Public Safety security officers provide walking escorts upon request within our patrol boundaries: 30th to 36th Streets and Chestnut to Spring Garden Streets. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a result of our partnership with the University City District, escorts are also provided by University City District Ambassadors from 10:00AM to 3AM between 30th Street and 42nd Street from Wallace Street to Woodland Avenue and from 42nd Street to 50th Street from Market Street to Woodland Avenue. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

For more information and to request a walking escort:

  • Call Public Safety at 215-895-2222
  • Use one of the many building and blue-light emergency phones located across campus
  • Ask any Public Safety Officer on patrol or inside a building