Safety at Penn State

Penn State recognizes that on-campus safety is a concern for all students and their families.

Safety at our campuses

At all Penn State campuses, extensive efforts are taken to promote a safe and secure place for living and learning. The safety of students, faculty, and staff has been, and continues to be a top priority. Please visit your individual campus-of-interest website for additional information on safety and security:

Campus contact information

The University also has an Emergency Preparedness website to address concerns regarding readiness in the event of an emergency.

Campus security crime statistics

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and Pennsylvania Act of 1988 require that crime statistics for Pennsylvania colleges and universities be made available to applicants upon request. Penn State’s combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You may obtain this information for the Penn State campus to which you are applying by accessing the website at or by clicking on any Penn State campus link below.

A printed copy of the report may be obtained by calling 814-865-1864 or by writing to:

University Police & Public Safety
The Pennsylvania State University
Eisenhower Parking Deck
University Park PA 16802-6703

Campus Safety Information