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.
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, email@example.com or www.hulseqm.com/studentportal.