Catholic University is taking action to address the most pressing safety and security concerns in and around the campus. We will secure our faculty, staff, students, and guests through safety initiatives, collaboration, prayer, dedication, and hard work. Together we can make everyone at Catholic University safe and welcome.
When it comes to safety in your residence hall or office, being proactive is key.
Ensure doors are locked, whether in a shared residence or an individual office space.
Never prop open external doors to maintain the security of the building.
Keep valuables secured, preferably in a locked drawer or cabinet, and consider engraving identification on expensive items to deter theft.
Familiarize yourself with the fire evacuation plan and take note of fire alarm locations.
Avoid letting strangers into the building without proper verification.
If someone requests access and you’re unsure of their identity or purpose, it’s perfectly reasonable to direct them to contact Public Safety.
Safety and Security at Catholic University
Keeping our campus community safe is a top priority of the University. Through efforts led by our Department of Public Safety (DPS) — including new security initiatives and educational materials — everyone at CatholicU can feel safe and welcome.
Watch our “Run. Hide. Fight.” video with tips on what to do in an active threat situation on campus.
On Campus: 202-319-5111 (Department of Public Safety)
Off Campus: Dial 911
Rave App Download Turn your cell phone into a personalized safety device by downloading the FREERave Guardian application, available for Android and Apple devices. Rave Guardian features include an Emergency GPS Locator, Safety Timer, and easy one-touch dialing of safety officials, among other features.
Department of Public Safety
Learn more from Catholic University’s Department of Public Safety.