Safety at Penn

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Penn is a very safe place, particularly for a large college campus located in one of the country’s major urban centers.
Committed to the daily welfare of its students, faculty and staff, Penn has numerous programs and initiatives in place to assist and protect all members of the University community.
In this edition of By The Numbers, we detail some of the many steps Penn takes to keep its family safe and sound.

30 to 43 Length of the Penn Patrol Zone jurisdiction, which extends from 30th Street to 43rd Street (east to west) and Market Street to Baltimore Avenue (north to south).

0 Number of riders on bicycles permitted on Locust Walk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

500-plus Number of emergency phones on campus. More than 300 are Bluelight phones that instantly connect users to an emergency center dispatcher.

24 Hours per day that Walking Escorts are available to anyone in the Penn community.

10 Number of campus locations that Penn Transit (215-898-RIDE) will pick up anyone with a PennCard. The service is available from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. daily and on call from 3 to 7 a.m.

5-1-1 Number to call from a campus phone if you’ve locked your keys in your car, need a jump start for a dead battery or require other motorist assistance. You can also call 215-573-3333. The motorist services are free to anyone within the Penn Patrol Zone.

2001 Year in which the Resisting Aggression with Defense (RAD) program was developed. The course teaches self-defense techniques and is suitable for men of all ages and abilities. Women can take the Rape Aggression Defense System program. Both are free.

Originally published on January 20, 2011