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Clean, Safe and Sustainable

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OUR GOAL: Supporting Neighborhood Safety & Sustainability

We know safety and security are paramount to any community's well-being. That’s why Drexel University has worked hard to enhance the quality of life in and around our University City Campus by creating and implementing numerous safety and sustainability initiatives.

Drexel participates in Green Block Builds to bring repairs, systems updates, and energy-efficiency upgrades to neighborhood homeowners. We offer workshops to promote energy-efficient solutions for employees and local homeowners. We support the Mantua Urban Peace Garden, and have established a shared garden program at the Dornsife Center. We are proud to partner with countless organizations—including Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, Mantua Civic Association, Triskeles Foundation, and University City Green—to support our neighborhood greening initiatives.

build day at the Mantua Urban Peace Garden
The Mantua Urban Peace Garden

Our safety patrol extension, in partnership with University City District, allows us to provide security ambassadors patrolling West Philadelphia, more on- and off-campus lighting, and a sophisticated emergency telephone and security camera system. Drexel has also taken part in a Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant to improve public safety in Mantua. Alongside the 16th Police District, Mantua Civic Association, and Powelton Village Civic Association, we carefully track and evaluate the number of public safety incidents in an effort to continually increase overall campus and neighborhood safety.