The Lawrence Campus is
Open

Gas leak

If you detect natural gas, fumes or vapors:

  • Call 911 to report the situation.
  • Clear the area immediately if instructed to do so by the emergency dispatcher, providing assistance to those with special needs.
  • Provide your location and location of the odor to the dispatcher.
  • Provide as many details as possible to the dispatcher.

If a building or area evacuation is ordered by the emergency responders:

  • Leave all ventilation systems operating unless instructed otherwise by emergency responders.
  • Leave the area immediately, avoiding the use of elevators unless necessary.
  • Identify people with special needs and provide assistance if possible. Otherwise, provide their location to emergency responders.
  • Report to your department's designated gathering point to be accounted for.

The Lawrence Campus is
Open
Emergency numbers

Police or Fire/Medical: 911
Public Safety Office: (785) 864-5900
Watkins Health Services: (785) 864-9500
Institutional Opportunity & Access: (785) 864-6414

Urgent care is an injury or illness that is not life threatening but requires immediate care. Contact Watkins Health Services at Watkins Memorial Health Center for on-campus urgent care services.

Rave Guardian safety app

Students can download a free app to help stay safe on campus.

The Rave Guardian mobile phone app includes real-time interactive features that enable you to connect with your network of friends, family, and safety personnel at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.

Learn more

Be prepared

Students should keep their emergency contact information up to date through Enroll and Pay.

Be aware of your surroundings. Locate emergency exits or shelters in buildings you work in or visit.

In the event of severe weather, rely on local media or a NOAA weather radio for forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.

Related information

Lawrence Campus Interactive Map

Emergency Management Plan

Environment, Health, and Safety

Annual Security Report

Cyber Security Report 

The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at www.ku.edu/safety, or on paper by contacting the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, 133 Strong Hall, (785) 864-4060.

Douglas County Emergency Management