Reporting Emergencies

What to Do

To report an off-campus emergency, dial 911. If the off-campus emergency involves a university activity, make a report to Public Safety when the emergency is over. To report an on-campus emergency, call Public Safety at (206) 296-5911 or use one of the 'Blue Light' emergency phones located at major intersections around campus.

When Calling:

Say, “This is an emergency,” and give the dispatcher the following information:

  1. Your location.
  2. The nature of the emergency.
  3. Your name.
  4. The phone number where best to reach you.
  • Stay on the line until you are sure no further information is required.
  • After notifying emergency personnel, notify building staff.
  • Watch for the arrival of emergency personnel and direct them to the appropriate location.

In the case of the following emergencies, contact our 24-hour emergency line at (206) 296-5911:

  • Fire
  • Medical emergencies
  • Crime in progress
  • Power outage

Suspicious Activity

If you see someone or something suspicious on or near campus, please contact our 24-hour emergency (206) 296-5911. Be sure to report something suspicious even if you are unsure what the person or persons are doing. Officers would much rather respond to a call regarding a suspicious person and have it turn up to be nothing, then not know about a suspicious activity and have it turn into a potentially dangerous situation.

To inform the responding units, there are a few items of information the officer on the line may ask from you, including:

  • Where the persons are/where the activity is taking place.
  • What they are doing.
  • How many people there are.
  • What they look like.