Providing a safe, healthy and secure campus environment

Health and Safety

Providing a safe, healthy and secure campus environment


Health and safety are important in any community, especially in a residential campus like BU — home to health care professionals helping you stay healthy, counselors assisting you to deal with college stresses and police officers providing a secure campus environment.

Stay Informed ... BUAlert

Bloomsburg University has a system for communicating emergency information to the campus community. The AT&T Rave system is designed to send text, voice and email messages to compatible devices in the event of an emergency situation.

Emergency Contacts

  • BU Police 570-389-4168
  • Town Police 570-784-4155
  • Bloomsburg Fire Department 570-295-5362
  • Bloomsburg Hospital ER 570-387-2111
  • Geisinger Medical Center ER 570-271-6591
  • CDC 1-800-232-4636
  • Mental Health Emergencies 1-800-222-9016
  • Columbia County DOS 570-389-5720
  • BeSafe Hotline 570-389-2723
  • Child Care Center — provides day care and preschool services for children of BU students, faculty, staff, alumni and community children eligible for child center services.
  • Counseling Services — helps students develop human relations skills and personal growth.
  • DAWN — Drug Alcohol Wellness Network focuses on helping students fully understand how a choice to use alcohol and drugs can affect their health, academic performance, career and legal standing.
  • Dean of Students — administers BU’s student code of conduct, off-campus housing and commuter student programs, as well as Greek Affairs, along with a strong focus on student support, outreach and advocacy.
  • Office of Safety — is responsible for fire safety, emergency planning and preparedness, occupational student safety and health.
  • Student Health Center — serves students by offering accessible medical care designed to meet the needs of the majority of students, while working closely with Student Life departments, as well as local health agencies and medical providers to coordinate public health activities for students.
  • Student Recreation Center — a place for convenient, fun and stress free recreation where you can run the indoor track, enjoy a quick game of racquetball, or join an aerobics class. The Rec is generally open seven days per week regardless of weather.
  • University Police — consists of 25 employees; eighteen commissioned police officers, enforcing Pennsylvania Crime and Vehicle Codes and University Policies, two security officers monitor parking. In addition, the department has a full-time safety professional, who clerical and dispatching duties.
  • Women's Resource Center — offers programs and activities that focus on improving the status of women on this college campus, as well as being deeply committed to partnering with campus and community members to address issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice.