911 calls from campus phones

For your safety, campus phones at all U.S. campuses have been updated to enable direct dialing to 911. The change went into effect on Sunday, Feb. 16, in compliance with Kari’s Law. 

The ‘9’ prefix for dialing out from campus phones remains effective for emergency calls. As a result, dialing 911 or 9-911 from any campus phone will connect you with the local police department.

To reach campus police directly if you are at Main Campus, the Health Sciences Center Campus or Ambler Campus, you may still dial 1-1234 from a campus phone (215-204-1234 from a non-campus or mobile phone). Those at Harrisburg Campus, Temple University Center City and the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine should dial 911 in the event of an emergency. 

Temple is committed to the safety of all students, faculty and staff. For more information on how to contact Campus Safety Services, visit

Charles J. Leone
Executive Director
Public Safety
Temple University