Telephone Services

Telephone sets are provided in offices and certain residence hall rooms (Alumni, Lankenau, and Kade Duesenberg German House). Phones and call boxes for courtesy and emergency calls are located in various public building areas and outdoor locations throughout campus.

All telephones can call other 4 digit internal numbers. Most are setup to allow internal, local (7 digit) and toll-free long distance outbound calls. An outside line is reached by first dialing 8.

Accepting collect calls is expressly prohibited. Accepting a call will result in the individual's being charged for the call, along with a $5.00 call service charge.

Emergency Phone Calls:
Emergency phone calls are answered by the VU police department. Dial 911 from any campus telephone set. The university's E-911 system provides both phone number and location information to the police dispatcher.

The university also has emergency call boxes at various outdoor locations around campus. Please study the campus map for more information on the locations of these phones, which are activated simply by pressing the red call button.

It's very important to note that an emergency call made from a cell phone will be directed to a public safety answering point (E-911 center), not VUPD.