Duquesne is devoted to protecting your student's health and happiness.

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Health and Safety

It can be emotional sending your son or daughter off to college, but rest assured that Duquesne University provides a safe campus with access to a variety of health and mental health services should your child need them.

Safety Is a Top Priority

The Department of Public Safety keeps students safe and the campus secure. They are proud to provide:

  • Highly trained, sworn University police officers who patrol campus and adjacent streets on foot and by patrol cars and bicycle units
  • A 24/7 campus emergency line: 412.396.COPS (2677)
  • Secure ID-card access to residence halls and other buildings
  • On-request campus safety escorts from sunset until sunrise
  • Code Blue emergency call stations positioned at key points on campus


  • DU Emergency Alert is an automated mass notification system that sends a text message to students' cell phones.
  • Weather emergencies and class cancellations are announced on the Weather Information hotline: 412.396.1700.

If Your Student Gets Sick...or Just Needs to Talk

At Duquesne, we look after the whole person: body, mind and soul. That includes providing services that can help when your child comes down with a seasonal bug or just needs to talk.

  • Health Service provides medical, mental health and wellness services, including physician and nursing care, routine physical exams, laboratory testing, allergy injections, nutrition counseling, health education and referrals.
  • Our University Counseling Center offers free and confidential counseling services to students.
  • Duquesne Cares provides alcohol and drug awareness education, and when necessary, referrals to appropriate services if alcohol or other drugs become a problem.

Health Insurance

All full time students must have medical insurance coverage and provide the University with verifiable proof of coverage. If you have a question or need further information, contact Hulse/QM at 1-800-273-1715, university@hulseqm.com or www.hulseqm.com/studentportal.