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What is the Code Blue? ~ Show Answer

Butler installed Code Blue emergency telephone poles which have provided an increased level of safety for members of the Butler community. They are highly visible throughout campus and extend to the trail system running along the canal near Holcomb Gardens. Once activated the Butler University Police Department responds to the call for service.

ICE your cell phone! ~ Show Answer

The Butler University Police Department encourages students, faculty and staff to ICE (In case of Emergency) your cell phone. Under the heading ICE in your cell phone address book, place the contact information of who you would need contacted in case of an emergency. This will allow police and medical personnel to make notification. (e.g. "ICE DAD")

In addition to adding ICE to your cell phone, place University Police's direct "cell phone dispatch" number into your contacts: 317-940-9999. Using the 317-940-9999 number from a cell phone connects you directly with a University police dispatcher.  Calling 911 from a cell phone, your call will be directed to the city police who in turn will have to redirect your call to the University police department. University Police is available on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days week, 365 days a year. Calling the University Police dispatch number will always connect you with a University dispatcher.

Does Butler University have crisis procedures? ~ Show Answer

The Butler University Police Department has developed crisis procedures for many different scenarios including tornadoes, fires, gas leaks, floods and bomb threats. You can obtain detailed information at the University Police website at, and there is an entire section on crisis procedures.

What is the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act? ~ Show Answer

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires universities to disclose certain information about campus crime and security policies. Butler University's established practices include openly reporting incidents and problems experienced by members of our community in the belief that accurate reporting is vital to a safe campus. Additional information is available at the University Police website at