Safety tips from an RA


  • Keep these phone numbers in your cell phone in case of emergency:
    • SHU Public Safety: (973)761-9300
    • S.O.P.D: (973)763-3000
    • SHU Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): 1-877-655-7278
  • Call Public Safety for use of the CASE van or the Emergency Security Escort Service.
    • CASE: Campus Area Security Escort is available daily between the hours of 5pm and 2am.  This escort service was designed to provide a safe transportation alternative for those traveling the streets around campus in the evening hours and is available for one-way transportation only.  Those wishing to use the CASE van should respond to the Public Safety building and request a ride at the service window.
    • Security Escort Service: Public Safety provides emergency 24 hour Escort Services within the confines of the main campus.  Request for escorts are made by contacting Public Safety.  This service is available to all members of the SHU community.
  • Take a defense course so you can protect yourself in case of emergency.
    • RAD: The Rape Aggression Defense course is a self defense program designed to empower women by educating them about risk awareness, risk avoidance, risk recognition, and risk reduction.  RAD is an intensive program that utilizes martial arts as a practical means of defense in a variety of circumstances.  This class is open to all female students, employees, staff and faculty who will receive training and instruction manuals at no cost.  If you have any questions regarding the program, please email Sergio Oliva at or contact him at (973)275-2814.
  • Be aware of the Blue Light Emergency Phones
    • There are 27 blue light emergency phones located on campus.  Pressing the black button on these boxes will connect the caller with Public Safety immediately whereas pressing the red button will connect the caller directly to the S.O.P.D.  A map of phone locations is available at

Self Protection:

  • Do not walk alone on or off campus after dark.
  • If you must walk alone:
    • Do not listen to headphones.
    • Do not text and walk.
    • Have your cell phone ready to dial 911 in case of emergency.
    • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not walk off with strangers, even if they are asking for your help.  If they need help, advise them to call public safety.
  • If being threatened with a weapon, use your best judgment regarding whether to comply or fight.
  • If you are able to yell for help, do so.
  • Inform someone that is not with you of where you are going and inform them again when you get there so that somebody is aware of your whereabouts.

Break Housing Information

The break housing process at Seton Hall University has changed slightly. Please read this important information if you will need housing for any of the breaks this year.

All Residence Halls except for Xavier Hall, Turrell Manor, and Ora Manor will close on November 24, 2010 at 10:00 AM and will reopen Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM for Thanksgiving Break. The Break Housing sign up process has changed this year, so make sure you read this email thoroughly.

You should plan not to be on campus since we have a limited number of beds available for those seeking a room over break, therefore Break Housing Applications will only be approved for those with extenuating circumstances. Break Housing is NOT GUARANTEED and to be eligible for accommodation, you MUST follow the process and deadline schedule below, as NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

The Break Housing Process:

  • Where to apply: Log onto PirateNet, click on the Offices and Services tab, and then click on “Access your Housing Profile.”  The Break Housing Application can be found on the sidebar of your Housing Profile.
  • Who may apply: Students who need housing for the break and have exhausted all other alternatives.
  • Who needs approval: Break Housing Applicants must receive approval from the Xavier, Ora, or Turrell Residence Hall Director (RHD) prior to break via email. If you do not reside in one of the halls which will remain open, it is YOUR responsibility to find a friend of the same gender who will allow you to use their room.  If you are denied Break Housing, you must vacate when the residence halls close.

Break Housing Due Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2010: Break Housing Application becomes available via your Housing Profile on PirateNet.
  • Friday, November 12, 2010: Break Housing Application will close. No late submissions will be accepted!
  • Monday, November 15, 2010: Break Housing Applicants without a room to stay in over break will be notified of approval status by RHD via email.
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 10:00AM: Halls (except Xavier, Ora, and Turrell) close for Thanksgiving break.  All students NOT approved, must vacate!
  • Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 2:00PM: Halls re-open. Dinner will be the first meal served.

Break Housing is NOT GUARANTEED so, please consider these back-up options prior to applying:

  • Find a friend to stay with in the local area
  • Look up hotels to stay at in the area (if we are unable to accommodate you)
  • Find alternate modes of transportation
  • Carpool with others (you can post ride requests on your FaceBook page)
  • Meet family halfway

If you have any questions about Break Housing, please email, or contact your Residence Hall Director.