The Penn State Emergency Phone System is designed to aid in providing security to the University community. It does this by performing several functions:
- citizens can quickly report emergencies or criminal activity directly to police, even in relatively remote areas.
- visitors to residence areas can phone to be escorted into the building without entering it.
- no money is necessary to use the phones.
Often referred to as "call boxes", these phones can be recognized by the blue light above them. Under the blue light is a phone located inside a "box" with a standard receiver and keypad. University Police can be reached by dialing 5222.
Residence Hall Emergency/Courtesy Phones
These phones are identical in appearance to the "call boxes" described above, but do not have a blue light. These phones are located in the residence hall areas, usually near the entrances of a residence hall. These phones enable visitors to call a resident for an escort when the residence hall is secured. These phones are activated the same way as the standard Emergency/Courtesy Phones described above.
Locations of Outside Phones/Emergency Phones
|Cedar A Building, front||Phone Only|
|Cedar A Building, back||Phone Only|
|Cedar B Building||Phone Only|
|Maple, Lobby||Phone Only|
|Maple, Front||Phone Only|
|Spruce, Back||Phone Only|
|Spruce, Lobby||Phone Only|
|Oak Front||Phone Only|
|Oak Info Desk||Phone Only|
|Chapel Parking Lot (at bus stop)||Blue Light|
|Ivy Parking Lot||Blue Light|
|Larch Lot||Blue Light|
|Juniata Gap Parking Lot||Blue Light|
|Rider Parking Lot Upper||Blue Light|
|Rider Parking Lot Lower-2 phones||Blue Light|
|Spring Run Stadium||Blue Light|
|Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts||Blue Light|
|Cypress Building||Blue Light|
|ERL Building||Blue Light|
|Hawthorn Walkway||Blue Light|
|Facilities and Operations Building||Blue Light|
|Sheetz Family Health Center||Blue Light|
|Slep Student Center||Blue Light|
|Spring Creek Track||Blue Light|
|Student Bookstore||Blue Light|
|Tennis Courts||Blue Light|
|Poplar Building||Blue Light|
|Gwin Road Pathway||Blue Light (2 phones along pathway)|