Safety and Health Alerts

Safety and Health Alerts

JCU Safety and Security Emergency Guidelines

January 18, 2017Safety Update on the Earthquake in Central Italy

For current information on U.S. health and safety alerts: 

Important Safety Measures for the JCU Community:

Emergency Communications Protocol
JCU has a 24/7 Emergency Administrative Phone number that you can find on the back of your JCU ID card which you should save on your cell phone. 

In the event of an emergency on our campuses or in the city of Rome, JCU communicates to all students, faculty, and staff via postings on social media such as Facebook and Twitter along with a message on our website’s home page. We will also send emails and SMS to the community, including many of the home universities and study abroad providers who work with us. These communications would provide you with information and other directed actions depending on the situation. 

We also rely on you to communicate to your loved ones directly of your own safety as well as those of others.

As in any city, the public safety services should be called when immediate attention is required.

Emergency Contacts for Italy:
Need help? 112 is the European emergency phone number, available everywhere in the EU, free of charge. The following emergency numbers are also available, and you may dial them directly.

USA Embassy : 06-467-41 (from within Italy)
(Via Veneto, 119) 011-39-06-467-41 (from the U.S.).
Police: 113
Ambulance: 118
Fire: 115

You should enter these numbers in your contact list on your cell phone and carry them with you at all times. 

The most updated information on country specific security situations can be found on the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Consular Affairs website:

We encourage all JCU community members to consult this site, as necessary

Victims of Crime and Police Reports
John Cabot University is committed to ensuring the safety of our students, to the best of our ability. As a Foreign Institution, we are exempt from the Clery Act and Title IX reporting requirements. However, we work closely with our American partner-schools in support of their Clery and Title IX compliance efforts.

Students are encouraged to report knowledge of any on-campus criminal activity or safety concerns to the Office of Student Conduct, Health and Wellbeing by emailing [email protected]. A student may also come to the Office of Student Conduct, Health and Wellbeing (located in the Gianicolo Residence building) to speak with a staff member.

JCU students may also receive assistance in filing a local police report from the Office of Student Conduct, Health and Wellbeing, Students Services and/or Office of Housing and Residential Life.