Bison Safe is the official safety app of Howard University.

The Bison Safe app is the only app that integrates with Howard University's safety and security systems. The Howard University Department of Public Safety has worked to develop a unique app that provides students, faculty and staff with added safety on the Howard University campus. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources.

As stated in the Bison Pledge, students on campus are required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 by providing truthful and complete information in completing the daily assessment questionnaire via the Bison Safe App.

Please be advised that any student who refuses or fails to comply with the requirements and precautions in the Bison Pledge, and any other measures the University advances for the safety and protection of the Howard Community, will constitute a violation of the University’s Student Code of Conduct and could result in sanctions up to and including expulsion from the University.

Download the app here.

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Form

The COVID Self-Assessment Form in the Bison Safe App is an easy way to confirm your status and keep our community safe. View a few FAQs below.

1. What does the Bison Safe app's COVID-19 self-assessment form ask?

The self-assessment form asks four commonly-asked questions to confirm your COVID-19 status. The information you provide is confidential and protected.

2. How long does it take to complete the Bison Safe app's self-assessment form?

The self-assessment form should take no more than a minute or two to complete.

3. Why is completing the COVID-19 self-assessment form important?

Completing the self-assessment form improves our ability to keep the Howard University community safe by reducing contact when symptoms are present.

4. I filled out the COVID-19 self-assessment form on the Bison Safe app. Now what?

You will be approved or disapproved to come to campus immediately after completing the self-assessment form.

5. What other information can I view regarding the COVID-19 pandemic on the Bison Safe app?

The Bison Safe App allows you to learn ways Howard is handling the pandemic. You may also view DC COVID-19 vaccination data.

Other Bison Safe features include:

Emergency Contacts: Contact the correct services for the Howard University area in case of an emergency or a non-emergency concern

Friend Walk: Send your location to a friend through email or SMS on your device. Once the friend accepts the Friend Walk request, the user picks their destination and their friend tracks their location in real time; they can keep an eye on them to make sure they make it safely to their destination.

Tip Reporting: Multiple ways to report a safety/security concern directly to Howard University security.

Campus Maps: Navigate around the Howard University area.

Crime Mapping: View recent crimes that have occurred on and near campus.

Safety Notifications: Receive instant notifications and instructions from Howard University safety when on-campus emergencies occur.

Download Bison Safe today to ensure you’re prepared in the event of an emergency.