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Blue Light Emergency Call

There are several Blue Emergency Lights stragetically located throughout the Columbia, TC and Barnard affiliated campuses to provide immediate response to you if you need of help or if you feel threatened in any way.  
To Operate:
  • Open door (pull handle) and depress red button to speak, release the red button to hear response.
  • Provide your location and details of incident.
  • Public Safety personnel will be dispatched.
The locations are listed below:
  • For the Teachers College campus, the blue light is located on 120th St. Between Broadway and Amtersdam Aves., adjacent to Russell Library and the  Zankel Building.

The Columbia University Public Safety Department maintains several emergency call boxes with blue lights on top throughout the greater Columbia University campus area.

Campus emergency call boxes are located at the following locations:

Teachers College Campus - 120th Street (see info above)  

Columbia University Campus

Southeast corner of Mathematics building (lamp post)

Pupin Plaza

Revson Plaza

Uris/Fairchild area

Outside John Jay Tennis Courts

Dodge Hall-upper campus entry

Sundial-College Walk

Wien Hall (gate)

Kent Hall (front)

415 W 118th St. (Amsterdam-Broadway)

514 West 114th Street

614 West 114th Street (River Hall)

Furnald Lawn

460 Riverside Drive

411 West 115th Street

140 Morningside Drive at West 122nd Street (parking Lot)

Front of 448 Riverside Drive

Additional emergency call-box locations:

Columbia Soccer Stadium (218th St)

Andy Coakley Field (baseball 218th St)

50 Haven Ave (on the fence in front of Bard Hall)

169th Street and Fort Washington Ave (near Hammer Center side entrance)

171st and Haven Ave (Towers 1 and 2)

611 West 113th Street (Parking Lot)

West 120th Street and Amsterdam Ave

Emergency Phone Numbers 

  • Campus phone X3333
    Non campus or from cell phone 212-678-3333

Public Safety Alerts


Non-emergency College Services

  • TC PS Non emergency 3220
  • TC PS Administrative Office 3111
  • TC Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)   8164/6640
  • TC Facilities 3010  
  • TC Residential services 3235  
  • TC Student Development and Activities 3690  
  • TC Risk Management 3482

TC College Services

  • TC General College Information  3000
  • Office of Diversity 8410   
  • CU  PS 212-854-5555    
  • CUMC 212-854-(HELP) 4357 
  • Barnard College  212-854-3362  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services   212-854-2878 
  • CU Medical Center 212-305-8100