Campus Safety and Security

911 - Emergencies requiring Police, Fire, or Medical Services

Columbia College Chicago’s 24/7/365 Security Command Center
(312) 369-1111
Columbia Emergency Line
(312) 369-3220
Columbia Non-Emergency Line
(312) 369-SAFE (7233) for Security Escort

Columbia College Chicago provides a safety and security program on campus. Our 24-hour Security Command Center includes dispatching capabilities and a video surveillance and emergency communications network that is staffed around the clock.  

Our technical systems include: alarm system monitoring, emergency telephones in multiple locations across campus and emergency notification technology, Everbridge, a mass notification voice email and text notification system. To complement our 24/7 campus security patrols, security officers may use marked security vehicles, Segways, and bicycles. Most campus buildings have a security station staffed by contracted security officers in the lobby. Leased residential facilities are staffed by security personnel provided, supervised, and managed by the individual property management companies. 


Campus Safety and Security Emergency Communications

Everbridge is Columbia’s emergency communications system, which may be used to inform the campus community of emergency situations as well as cancelations and closures caused by severe weather.  

Students may sign up to recieve text messages, phone calls, and/or emails as news pertaining to any form of emergency situation as well as cancelations and closures caused by severe weather.

Students should update contact information in MyColumbia under My Profile, Update My Contact Information.


Security Escort Program

(312) 369-7233

Columbia College Chicago has an after-hours Security Escort Program to help students and employees travel safely between campus locations and from campus locations to pre-designated mass transit stations. The Security Escort Program is available seven days a week from 6 p.m.–1 a.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters by calling (312) 369-SAFE.