Various departments of the University are dedicated to providing a safe and secure campus environment. Those departments include:

Department of Public Safety (DPS)

The University holds the security and safety of its students as a major priority. Through the Department of Public Safety there are professional campus patrol officers, security officers, dispatchers and fire officials that provide 24/7 year round safety services and emergency response to the campus. Students are encouraged to visit the student section of the public safety website for information that all students should know about campus safety and available services and resources such as personal safety and security tips, bike safety, fire safety, and RAD self defense classes just to name a few.

Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) serves the University community by providing technical support, information and training, consultation, and periodic audits of environmental, health and safety practices and regulatory compliance. Graduate students should avail themselves to safety training offered through EHS on a variety of topics such as electrical safety, lab safety, slips and falls, back care, computer workstations ergonomics, and classroom safety.

Data Privacy and Security

The University’s Data Privacy website provides resources on managing your online reputation and tips on data security. 

Transportation around Campus

The Tiger Transit Campus Shuttle system provides a safe mode of transportation for students. The shuttle is free and available to everyone. The service offers several routes in and around campus seven days a week. 

University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Your safety is important to Princeton University. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), all prospective and current employees and students are invited to read the University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report at: The Report, available online at, outlines the University’s safety and security policies, crime prevention efforts, fire safety information, and statistics on certain crimes. A paper copy is available upon request at the Department of Public Safety, 200 Elm Drive, at the Communications Center window.