Campus Safety

All Offices & Services

Campus Services

The Campus Safety staff is prepared to assist when you need them most.

Emergency Medical Response

610-409-3333 (x3333) All Campus Safety Officers are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and first aid.  Campus Safety also has a cooperative working relationship with UCEMS during the academic year.  UCEMS members respond to medical issues involving faculty, staff, students and visitors during non-business hours.

When UCEMS is not on-call, ambulance personnel answer medical emergency calls.  If you need immediate medical attention, contact Campus Safety by dialing 610-409-3333 (x3333 on campus).  Any time you feel that a situation is an emergency and requires an urgent response by an ambulance, call 911 directly and then contact Campus Safety. 

For non-life threatening concerns:
During business hours (M – F, 9am – 5pm): Students should contact the Wellness Center at 610-409-3100 or seek care at a local Urgent Care facility (see below).  Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact their primary care provider. 
 
During non-business hours: Students can either go to a local Urgent Care facility or text our Medical Director, Dr. Doghramji at 484-300-2541. 
Local Medical Care Facilities
Facility
Hours
Address
Phone
Directions from campus
M-F: 8:30am – 7:30pm
SAT: 9am – 5:30pm
SUN: 9am – 4:30pm
55 Park Avenue
Collegeville, PA 19426
610-409-2604
Head southeast on E Main St.  Turn right on 5th Avenue and bear left on Park Avenue.  CVS is at the corner of Park and 2nd Avenue (Route 29).  0.9 miles from campus
7am – 9pm
7 days/week
43 West Ridge Pike
Limerick, PA 19468
610-226-6200
Head northwest on E Main St/Ridge Pike toward 8th Ave. Continue to follow E Main St. Continue onto E Ridge Pike. Destination will be on the left.
9am – 9pm
450 Cresson Blvd. Suite 110
Oaks, PA 19456
610-728-6100
Head southeast on E Main St/Ridge Pike toward 6th Ave. Turn right onto PA-29 S/2nd Ave.  Merge onto US-422 E toward KOP. Take the exit toward Oaks. Turn left on Egypt Rd. Turn left on Cresson Blvd. Destination will be on the left.

Fire Alarm Response

Campus Safety Officers are trained to respond to all fire alarms on campus.  If you are in a building and the alarm sounds, please move quickly and orderly to the nearest exit.  An officer will notify you when it is safe to return to the building.  Drills are held each semester to familiarize the campus community with evacuation procedures and meeting places.  If you are in a building and see evidence of a fire, find the nearest pull station, sound the alarm and then immediately leave the building.  Evidence of a fire includes: sight of smoke or fire, odorous evidence of burning, or concentrations of flammable gases. 

Personal Safety Escorts

Personal safety escorts from and to any on-campus location are provided to members of the campus community at any time during the day.  Escorts may be via foot, golf cart, or safety vehicle.  When time permits, Campus Safety Officers will provide golf cart or vehicle escort to community members requiring physical assistance. 

Motor Vehicle Assistance

Upon request, Campus Safety Officers will assist on-campus motorists with disabled vehicles by providing battery jump-starts.  Officers are also available to assist those who have locked their keys in their vehicle.  A signed waiver form is required before any vehicle assist occurs.  Officers are not able fix or change tires or perform any other type of mechanical service to a vehicle.
I locked my keys in my car? Can you help?
Yes. Call or come to Campus Safety. An officer will help open your vehicle. You will be asked to sign a waiver.
My battery is dead? Can you help?
Yes. Call or come to Campus Safety. An officer will try to jump-start your vehicle. You will be asked to sign a waiver.
I ran out of gas. Can you give me a ride to the gas station?
No. Campus Safety Officers cannot leave campus. You will need to make arrangements with a friend to get gas.
My car has a flat. What can I do?
Ask a friend for assistance or call AAA or a local towing company to come and change the flat tire for you. If you don’t have a working spare, your car will have to be towed to a service station. Always make sure you have a working spare tire!
It snowed last night, and my car is snowed-in. How do I get it out of the parking space?
Before the winter months, be sure you have supplies in your car to deal with potential ice and snow. It is always a good idea to purchase a collapsible shovel, ice scraper and rock salt to keep in your trunk. Campus Safety will loan you a snow shovel if you don’t have one. Please bring your student ID to leave when borrowing the shovel. Shovels are loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Parking Permits

All vehicles on campus must be registered with Campus Safety.  Student and staff vehicles must be registered within 48 hours of arriving on campus.  Visitors may obtain short term parking permits for parking privileges on campus. For a more complete listing of college parking regulations see: Parking Regulations 

Student Room Lockouts

Students who lock themselves out of their rooms should request assistance from their RA.  During evening hours, students may also contact the RA on duty within the building or area.  Should no members of the Residence Life staff be available to help, Campus Safety may be called for assistance.  Campus Safety will not respond to a lockout call in a particular location during the period of time each evening that residence hall staff are on duty in that building (7 p.m.-midnight Sundays through Thursdays and 7 p.m.- 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays).

Students requiring Campus Safety assistance must bring their student ID to the Campus Safety Office in Wismer Hall for identification verification.  This service is provided free for the first time.  Additional lockouts may be assessed a nominal fee.

Emergency Telephones

Emergency telephones are strategically located throughout campus to provide assistance to anyone in distress.  Some phones are identified by overhead blue lights.  Others are marked with Campus Safety Emergency Phone stickers. All phones will connect directly to Campus Safety by pushing the red button.  An officer will be dispatched to provide assistance.  Additionally, courtesy telephones are located in the lobby of many academic buildings. These provide telephone access for both emergency and non-emergency contact to any on- campus extension.

Building Access

Campus Safety Officers maintain a schedule of locking and unlocking all campus buildings based on use, class schedules, special events and safety concerns. Access to institutional facilities is on an as-needed basis and regulated by strict key control or access card procedures.  Access to residence halls and houses is gained through exterior doors which are self-locking. Signs are posted at the entrance to residence halls to remind students to lock the doors. Campus Safety, together with the Office of Student Life hold residence area meetings with students to describe safety procedures and develop safety awareness.  

Faculty & Staff Academic Building Access Form 

How do I get a new ID card if mine is lost?

Go to the Technology Support Center in the basement of Myrin Library to request another card. Once your new card is active, the lost card will no longer be valid. There is a $10 fee for a new card. The charge will be applied to your student account. Tech Support does not handle cash.
Can I eat in the Dining Hall without my ID card?
No. You will need to get a new card in order to eat on the meal plan.
I lost my ID and Tech Support is closed for the evening. My residence hall is card access. How do I get in?
Sunday – Thursday nights: An officer will provide exterior door access to your building. You will be required to get a new card the following day.

Friday – Sunday afternoon: We will provide a temporary card to get you through the weekend. The card will only be valid until Monday morning. It will not be valid in the Dining Hall.
I lost my room key. What do I do?
Go to Facilities Services to order a new set of keys. There is a charge for replacement.
I am locked out of my room, and my keys are inside? How do I get in?
Students who lock themselves out of their rooms should request assistance from their RA. During evening hours, students may also contact the RA on duty within the building or area. Should no members of the Residence Life staff be available to help, Campus Safety may be called for assistance. Campus Safety will not respond to a lockout call in a particular location during the period of time each evening that residence hall staff are on duty in that building (7 p.m.-midnight Sundays through Thursdays and 7 p.m.- 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays). If you require Campus Safety assistance, bring your student ID to the office (Wismer Hall) for identification verification. After your third room lock-out, a new set of keys will be ordered.

Lost & Found

Campus Safety maintains a lost and found service. If you find any property, please take it to the Campus Safety Office in Wismer Hall.  Items not claimed will be discarded after 30 days.

Property Loss / Damage

The College shall not be directly or indirectly liable during the academic year or during vacations, for loss or theft of any personal property of students or their guests or for damage or destruction of such property by fire, water, or any other natural cause.  All vehicles registered for operation on the campus must have a motor vehicle liability policy. 

Any loss or theft should be reported immediately to Campus Safety.