Students can register for TU’s free text-message notification system. In
the case of an emergency, text messages are sent to all registered text message-capable mobile phones, Blackberrys, wireless PDAs, pagers,
smart or satellite phones, and e-mail addresses. The service also posts these messages on the TU website. The messages will pop up on the
computer screen for anyone using Google, Yahoo! or AOL as his or her
homepage. To register for text messaging visit the Emergency Text Message
The Towson University Police Department is a law enforcement
agency that provides a full range of both police and security services
to the university community. University Police are committed to delivering the highest-quality policing and public safety services 24
hours a day, every day. The department is located in the General
Services Building, 20 W. Towsontown Blvd., across the street from
the entrance to Burdick Hall. If you ever have an emergency, just dial
410-704-2133.In accordance with the guidelines established by Towson University
and pursuant to federal law, all current and prospective students may
request and receive a copy of the Towson University Annual Campus
Security Report (Clery Report). Copies of the report may be obtained
from the Towson University Police by visiting the department in person,
by calling 410-704-2505 or visiting the University Police website.
Towson University has installed blue light emergency phones around
the campus should the need arise to contact the police. Crime
prevention should be the concern of each individual and the
entire community. To report a crime or other campus emergency, call
410-704-2133 (4-2133 from any campus phone) immediately.
Emergency Blue Light Phones
Towson University has installed blue light emergency phones around the campus should the need arise to contact the police.
Crime prevention should be the concern of each individual and the entire community. To
report a crime or other campus emergency, call 410-704-2133 from any campus phone
Do not walk alone in the dark. Use the campus shuttle or escort system.
If you feel threatened, use the blue emergency phones located around campus.
Keep your car doors locked during the day, and place all belongings out of view or in your trunk.
Do not pick up people in the parking garages who say they will give you their parking space in exchange for a ride. Not everyone on campus belongs here.
Know the contents of your purse or wallet. If it is lost or stolen, you will need to act quickly to notify the appropriate companies.
Preprogram the police emergency number 410-704-2133 in your cell phone.
For more safety tips, please visit the University Police website.
Students can receive text messages from TU in the event of an emergency. Read more.