Millikin University has twelve Blue light telephones strategically placed around campus. Each phone is operated in the same manner and provides a direct means of communication for emergency and non-emergency situations.
How to use a Blue light telephone in an emergency situation:
1) Press the large RED button located on the lower right side of the telephone face plate. The telephone will automatically dial the Security office and activate the blue strobe lights on top of the telephone case or pole.
2) Tell the Public Safety dispatcher the nature of your problem.
Once a Blue light telephone has been activated, a Millikin Public Safety officer will immediately investigate the telephone and surrounding areas for anyone in need of assistance.
These telephones can also be used as common courtesy phones. The phones located in parking lots can be used to call for a Safe Rides from dusk till dawn. In a non-emergency situation:
1) Press ONLY the on button.
2) Dial the desired number.
3) Press the off button to hang up.