Quinnipiac University
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Safety & Security

As a school and a community that puts students first, we make your health and security a priority above anything else. Our helpful services and friendly staff will ensure your college experience is comfortable and safe.

Public Safety

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Quinnipiac is home to one of the safest campus communities in the country. To maintain our high standard of safety, we rely on the vigilance of our Emergency Management Team, our faculty and staff, and our students.

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Emergency Preparedness

Current Status: No emergency at this time

Emergency preparedness is a priority at Quinnipiac. Members of our emergency team are available to respond around the clock, 365 days a year. Additionally, all of our employees receive training on how to respond in emergency situations, particularly in the instance of an active shooter/intruder.

In the event of an emergency or crisis, a campus alert will be issued, with communications broadcast via the website, our text alert system, and social media channels.

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Contact Us

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.

Public Safety

For non-life-threatening emergencies or routine requests for help, call Public Safety:

Rave Guardian

Download this free app on your device by searching “Quinnipiac” in your iTunes App Store or Android Market. This application provides rapid and proactive communications with friends, family, co-workers, your college or university, and 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. 

QU Alerts

All members of the Bobcat community are encouraged to sign up for QU alerts. Once you are registered, the university may connect with you via text, email and a phone call about any emergencies, weather-related cancellations or other critical university information. Users will be prompted to enter their credentials to complete the form.

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To receive timely announcements and emergency alerts to your computer, members of the Bobcat community must install this program. Users will be prompted to enter their credentials before downloading the appropriate installation package. 

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Quinnipiac University EMS

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Quinnipiac University EMS is a student-run volunteer supplemental first responder agency. They formally began operations in the fall of 2019, providing EMS coverage for the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses. In addition to responding to medical emergencies, QU EMS members volunteer their time providing CPR and Stop The Bleed classes for the Quinnipiac community.

Aside from being an excellent opportunity for students to gain experience in healthcare, QU EMS is also a great opportunity for students to gain both leadership and teaching experience. During your time as a member, you will have the opportunity to rise up the ranks and fulfill various leadership roles.

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Additional Resources

Counseling Services

The Office of Counseling Services provides a range of clinical services and mental health support at no cost to undergraduate and graduate students — including evaluations, individual counseling and group therapy. Our counselors are licensed to diagnose and treat a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, sexual violence, eating disorders, grief and substance abuse. Services are offered through Hartford HealthCare on the Mount Carmel and York Hill campuses.

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Health Services

Hartford HealthCare is Quinnipiac's partner to operate our on-campus Student Health Services. With successful experience serving student populations at other institutions, HHC offers a collaborative and coordinated healthcare model and the ability to provide expert consultation to the university on a wide range of campus health issues including student wellness, mental health, athletic training and infection prevention strategies.

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Academic Support Services

The Learning Commons provides a wide range of academic support services geared toward individual strengths, learning styles and goals. Our approach does more than raise test scores. Peer educators and support staff members teach students to think and learn with intention and to make connections between many academic disciplines.

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