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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. 

USD has added a quick health assessment module to USD Safe to help increase health and safety awareness with potential exposures to COVID-19. We encourage you to download the app and set a recurring daily appointment on your calendar to do this every single day before coming to campus. USD Safe works both on and off campus.

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.