The American University of Paris takes the safety of its community and visitors seriously. All members of the AUP community are requested to show their AUP ID card upon entering the facilities and an AUP community member must accompany guests.
Information on emergency procedures and the reporting of crimes is included in the University's various handbooks and is available at each security desk. A list of emergency numbers is provided to all students during orientation and is available at all times at the Office of Student Development.
The local police, fire department, and ambulance services can be reached from any university phone in the event of an emergency.
The main goal of our campus safety policies is to ensure the safest possible environment for students, faculty, and staff in order to fulfill AUP’s mission. It seeks to protect all members of our community from potential threats to both their physical and mental well-being and their property, and to enforce French law.
The University complies with all applicable safety, health, and environmental regulations set by French legislation. The campus safety responsibilities are shared by the University and the comité d’hygiène, de sécurité, et des conditions de travail.
The office of student affairs is responsible for coordinating communication concerning campus safety:
In such an event, AUP would use emails and text messages to cell phones to contact all students and employees, in addition to alerts and updates sent to AUP email accounts and posted online. This is why it is essential that all students provide and update their biodata information and that staff provide full information to the office of human resources. Wherever possible, biodata information should include a French cell phone number (mass text messaging –the quickest and most reliable way of informing interested parties of an emergency–is possible only when addressed to French cell phones).
The office of administrative services has the following safety duties:
The office of human resources, in coordination with the CHSCT and the Médecin du Travail is responsible for:
Safety rules related to specific jobs and positions in the University, as well as general principles in compliance with French labor legislation, are listed in the “Règlement Intérieur” (Company Rules).