Department of Public Safety

Campus safety is our priority.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) at Butler University is dedicated to keeping our campus safe. We offer educational and awareness programs on crime prevention and emergency response for students, faculty, and staff. We also continually make safety enhancements to campus grounds and develop precautionary measures that touch every aspect of campus life.

Dawg Ride, our on-campus transportation service, operates 7 days a week, during the academic year. Safety transportation escorts also are offered from dusk to dawn, and outdoor emergency call boxes allow immediate access to a uniformed police officer.

Emergency BUPD phone number: 317-940-9999

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Active Shooter Preparedness

Do you know what to do in the event of an active shooter? Take time to review these resources.

Department Features

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Emergency Preparedness

Members of the Butler University campus community should become familiar with recommended evacuation procedures as well as shelter in place and fire safety protocol.

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Rights & Options

The Rights and Options booklet is a summary of processes and resources for students and employees who have been affected by sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. The booklet will guide you through various options and rights available within the University’s Title IX process as well as the Criminal Justice System.

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Parking at Butler

Butler University is dedicated to being a welcoming and accessible campus. With several construction and improvement projects currently ongoing, campus accessibility and parking will be greatly impacted throughout the 2014–2015 academic year and beyond. For information regarding access to and parking at Butler, visit the Butler parking site.

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Policies & Procedures

In the interest of the protection and safety of all members of the campus community as well as visitors, a complete listing of policies and procedures is available. Here you’ll find information about such areas as adverse weather procedures, bonfire policies, emergency response plans, etc