The Department of Campus Safety is continuing its commitment to the safety and security of the NYU community through its emergency call box system.

The 21 boxes provide a link to safety along well-traveled routes to, from, and within the New York campuses.

Box Features:

  • One button triggers an immediate response from the 24/7/365 Campus Safety command center
  • A strobe light flashes when emergency button is pushed
  • A blue light at the top of the box illuminates the surrounding area
  • Two-way communication allows our campus safety officer to speak directly with you
  • Hard-wiring to the university communications system ensures a safe link to our command center
  • NYU-distinct branding highlights the boxes against the New York City streetscape


You should push the emergency button if:

  • You're feeling unsafe on campus.
  • You feel your safety is being threatened.
  • You feel as if you're being followed.
  • You're experiencing an emergency.
  • Your phone has died and you have an emergency.

What will happen when you push the emergency button:
  • The emergency call box strobe light will flash, further illuminating the area.
  • A member of the NYU Campus Safety team will answer your call and assist you in an emergency. The team is available 24/7/365.

Emergency Call Box Map

You can also view the Emergency Call Box Map on Google Maps.

NYU Emergency Call Box