Contact Telephone Numbers
Statistical data about criminal activity on the Río Piedras Campus, our institutional security policy, and additional, related information are available in the following offices:
- Switchboard (787) 764-0000
- Direct (787) 758-5297
- Security Division ext. 83752/83758/83757
- Medical Emergencies ext. 83765
- Academic Planning ext. 83235/83236
- Student Advocate ext. 86603/86601
- Office of the Dean of Students ext. 86002/86004
- Admissions ext. 85700/85710/85724/85712/85711/85703
- Department for Student Guidance and Development (Departamento de Consejería Para el Desarrollo Estudiantil, DCODE) ext. 86549/86500/86501/86503/86525
There are 78 emergency telephones strategically placed in buildings and open areas throughout the Río Piedras campus. These can be used to call for assistance if you witness or are the victim of a crime.
In case of an emergency, these telephones will connect you directly to the Security and Risk Management (DSMR) officer on call. The officer is responsible for immediately activating the unit’s security protocol for emergency requests.
We are all responsible for Campus safety. To avoid becoming the victim of a crime, we recommend the following:
- Avoid walking alone at night through shortcuts, dark or solitary areas and parking lots. When alone, always be aware of your surroundings.
- Do not leave your car or house keys in visible or public places.
Keep your car or dorm keys on hand.
- Survey your surroundings before stepping into your car or home.
- When entering or leaving your university residence, make sure to lock the door properly.
Never open the door to strangers.
Never leave your personal effects unattended. These include purses, computers, calculators, telephones, and valuables, among others.
- Park your vehicle in well-lit areas.
Always lock your car and do not leave valuable items visible in the vehicle.
- Never allow a stranger in your car.
- Make sure to carry a whistle in your hand and use it if you perceive that someone is following you or intends to harm you.
- If you ride a bicycle or a motorcycle, secure it with a chain while parked.
- We recommend that you use public Campus-provided transportation, between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.
- Stay alert. If you suspect that you are being followed, run in the opposite direction, to a more secure or crowded area.
- If you notice suspicious people or incidents, immediately inform a Security and Risk Management Division officer.
- Report any criminal or suspicious incidents.