Campus Safety and Security

Columbia College Chicago’s 24/7/365 Security Command Center:
Dial (312) 369-1111 for the Columbia Emergency Line
Dial (312) 369-3220 for the Columbia Non-Emergency Line


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 an 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 a 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.

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.
students.colum.edu/safety/security-escort-program