For Emergency Situations

Run. Hide. Fight.

If you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation with an armed attacker, experts recommend taking the following action:

  1. Run: Get out and get away as quietly and quickly as possible, leaving your belongings behind.
  2. Hide: If you can't flee, lock or barricade the doors, silence your cell phone, and hide.
  3. Fight: If all else fails, and only as a last resort, attack the shooter with whatever makeshift weapons you can find (scissors, portable fire extinguishers, chairs, etc.) to disarm and disable.

The Department of Homeland Security and the City of Houston have developed a "Run-Hide-Fight" video. This is not an NYU video; but it provides effective and easily remembered dramatization of these principles. 

If you would like to learn more about what to do in the event of other emergency situations, visit

Be proactive, your safety is in your hands.

Emergency Medical Transportation

NYU Shanghai Department of Public Safety also helps students with calling for an ambulance, or in the case of a contained bodily injury (ie no blood), taxi reservations for emergency medical transportation.

This service is available at both the Jin Qiao dormitories and the Academic Building. You can call us any time at +86-21-2059-5500 or come to our Command Center (Academic Building room 118) 24/7 to ask for help. If at the dormitories, the front desk security guards are trained to help in case of both emergency and nonemergency situations.