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USD Safe App helps students

The USD Safe app, created by AppArmor, works both on- and off-campus. It serves as a virtual escort to students, providing real-time location information to emergency contacts and the University Police Department. 

Download the app

Learn how to use the app

Learn how to use the Friend Walk feature

Emergency Procedures


  • Call 911 
  • Evacuate building
  • Pull fire alarm and close the door


  • Stay calm
  • Use stairs
  • Help the disabled if possible 
  • Process to Rally Point
  • Do not re-enter the building

Suspicious Package/Bag

  • Call UPD at 605-658-6199
  • DO NOT handle suspicious package or other items

Suspicious Behavior

  • Immediately report suspicious behavior by calling 605-658-6199

Medical Emergency

  • Call 911
  • Provide to dispatchers:

-Location of incident 

-Nature of illness/injury

  • Number of victims
  • Your name

Sexual Misconduct

  • Call UPD at 605-658-6119 or 
  • Call Title IX office at 605-677-5651
  • Seek medical attention (if needed)

Severe Weather

  • Seek Shelter immediately
  • Move to the lowest level in building 
  • Move to interior are (hallways)
  • Stay away from windows and glass

Active Shooter

  • Evacuate - If there is an accessible escape path, try to evacuate to a safe place.
  • Lockdown- If evacuation is not possible find a place to hide and baracade the door.
  • Counter - As a last resort, and only when your life is in danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter.