Ensuring a safe campus for all
RISD’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) works 24/7 to keep community members safe across the college’s urban campus. DPS controls campus, oversees the on-demand RISDRides service, and offers training, education and other resources to enhance community safety.
Safety resources and information
Download for one-touch emergency reporting, location tracking and other safety services.
Request door-to-door shuttle service throughout the academic year, from 5 pm–3 am, seven days a week.
Access this resource if you or a peer are in distress and in need of timely, preventative support.
Review crime statistics, security procedures and safety policies that impact the RISD community.
Get approved to install projects according to campus fire and life safety codes.
Deter theft by registering your bike or scooter with DPS.
Obtain a wearable tool to deter potential personal safety threats.
Find in-depth public safety information and documents at info.risd.edu.