Carnegie Mellon University

Training and Education

A variety of in-depth educational training sessions are offered to our campus community covering personal safety, workplace safety and safety compliance. Many sessions are available online, and some are conducted in a live classroom setting. Select a topic in the Available Trainings list on this page to find out more about each offering. Several short, informational videos are also available below for those needing just a quick overview of important safety areas.

Physical Safety and Communications

Faculty, staff and students have access to Rave Guardian, the companion app to CMU-Alert, CMU's emergency notification service. This free mobile app connects you to CMU-Alert notifications and CMU Police, and offers helpful features, such as a safety timer to notify contacts if you don't arrive to your destination as expected. Carnegie Mellon also has emergency communications devices across campus, as well as an evening escort service for local commuters.

How to Respond to an Active Shooter

Types of Emergency Communications

Using the Rave Guardian App

Detecting and Avoiding Phone Scams

Detecting and Avoiding Email Scams

Detecting and Avoiding Social Media Scams

Safety Updates: Types of Campus Alerts

Safety Alerts highlight recent unusual activity occurring within one mile of the Pittsburgh campus. They are emailed to CMU-ers and posted to the police website for general awareness.
Crime Alerts detail criminal activity that has occurred on our main campus. These alerts are also emailed to CMU-ers and posted to the police website.

CMU-Alerts provide timely, urgent updates on active emergencies with a direct impact on our campus. The alerts are sent to the CMU community via phone call, text and email, and are also posted on the CMU-Alert webpage.

VIDEO: What is a CMU-Alert?