Emergency Response

The university maintains an emergency response system that will assist students in times of need.

During any emergency, crisis or time of need, seconds count. If assistance is needed immediately or the situation is potentially life threatening, students should call 9-1-1. Emergency personnel will respond.

For non-emergency assistance, students can call 336-278-5555. Students should be prepared to provide:

  • Name
  • Location
  • Phone number
  • Brief nature of the emergency

The campus safety and police communications office will dispatch appropriate emergency personnel and/or the Student Life Emergency Staff Member to respond.

Information about additional safety measures and resources may be found on the Campus Safety and Police website at: https://www.elon.edu/u/bft/police/installed emergency phones at strategic points around campus.

Blue Light Phones - The Blue Light System is a series of emergency alarm stations strategically located throughout campus to provide assistance to anyone in distress. A blue beacon shines above each alarm station. When an individual presses the alarm button, they can communicate directly with the communication officer at the Department of Campus Safety and Police.

Emergency Phones:  Locations for campus BLUE LIGHT and CALL BOX Phones can be found on the Campus Safety and Security website at: 


The Office of Campus Safety and Police also provide a Security Escort Service from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m., to and from on campus locations. Students on campus can call (336) 278-5555. Visit the Emergency Info website (http://www.elon.edu/e-web/bft/safety/emergency.xhtml) for info on severe weather, etc.

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