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Students participating in the 25th Annual Crescent City's Take Back the Night candle light event and march,

Departmental or Group Orientation Programs

Designed to provide the best practices for safety and security for the Tulane community. The subjects can range from "What to do if you are confronted by an attacker" to "Best practice for traveling on/off campus."

Although all groups within the Tulane community are eligible for additional orientations, some groups that receive regularly scheduled orientations are:

  • Freshman Orientation
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Athletic
  • Parent Orientation
  • Departmental Orientation
Special Events

Provides and coordinates public safety services for on- and off-campus events.

Personal Escort

A services provided by the TUPD officers or Landmark Security officers 24 hours, 365 days a year, and up-to one mile off of campus (see Safe Walk Corridor). Just contact TUPD at 504-865-5381 for details.

RAVE Guardian

Our smartphone app that can be used as a virtual escort to and from the various Tulane campuses. You must have a valid Tulane email address to set up your profile.

Click here for set up instructions.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)

R.A.D. is a 2-3 day course teaching safety information and techniques which, when applied properly, can assist a person in defense against a would-be attacked.

Lighting and Security Surveys

Provided upon request for Tulane-owned property and can be requested for private owned residences within the "Safe Walk" corridor. Safety and Lighting Surveys are conducted periodically by the Crime Prevention Coordinator, who is Nationally Credited in Crime Prevention Trhough Environmental Design (CPTED). Trhough these best practives, the Crime Prevention Coordinator submits a written report indication best case scenarieos for adding security equipment (cameras, swipe cards, etc.), adding/removing vegetation (shrubs, trees, etc.) that can obstruct the view of windows and other possible target areas for break-ins, recommend lighting types and placement of the same. These assessmenets are also conducted off-campus, non-Tulane property, such as property rented by Tulane affiliates within the Safe Walk Corridor.

Residence Hall Walk-Throughs

Periodically conducted by TUPS with the resident advisor (RA), going room to room informating residents of safety measures, such as keeping doors locked while dorm is unattended, etc.

Operation ID

A program by which students, faculty and staff members can borrow department-owned engravers to mark their personal property for identification purposes in the event the property was illegally removed from the control of its owner.

Community Policing Division

A subdivision of the Support Services Disicison that was formed to establish a general trust between the Tulane Community and TUPD. The Community Policing Coordinator faciliatates various safety programs and events to provide sfety eduattion to the Tulane Community.

Community Liason Program

Designed to establish a bond between the TUPS and the Tulane Community. Officers are assigned to specific residence halls and attend safety meetings relative to safety and community involvement. The Community Liason program also promotes safety education such as R.A.D. and the use of safety brochures for bicycle, jogging and parking garage safety.

Active Shooter Training

Conducted by the TUPD for its students, faculty, and staff so that they are equipped with the knowledge of how to respond during an active shooter incident. We also encourage the FEMA Active Shooter Concept:

Run, Hide, Fight

Incident Command Training

Conducated by the TUPD officers to ensure that, in the event of a disaster, every element necessary to successfully respond to an emergency incident is in place.