Safety Tips

HU Safety Tips

Anyone with information about an incident or case should contact the Howard University Department of Public Safety at (202) 806-1100, or 6-4747. In the event of an emergency, dial 911 for the Metropolitan Police Department.

HUDPS Active Shooter Presentation

General Safety Tips:

• Walk in groups whenever possible and look out for one another.

• Avoid isolated and dark areas.

• Carry your cell phone and keep it accessible.

• If you are approached, take note of the person's appearance, clothing and anything that will help to identify the subject.

• Program the following number into your cell phone for quick access: (202) 806-1100. 

• Immediately report any suspicious activity or suspicious individuals to the HU Department of Public Safety.

• Use the Shuttle Service or the Late Night Transportation Service to avoid traveling on foot across campus during the hours of darkness.