Location and Services
The Campus Safety Office is located in Wismer Center on Olin Plaza, and provides services and protection for the Ursinus community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The staff consists of a Director and twelve un-sworn Campus Safety Officers who participate in regular training programs and receive updated safety materials on a monthly basis (including certificate training programs provided at no cost to the officer). The officers bring a remarkable background in selflessness and personal integrity to their position, and include former police officers, firefighters, military veterans, and EMTs. Campus Safety Officers are trained in a wide array of security procedures including emergency response, CPR, AED, First Aid, and crisis intervention.
Campus Safety works closely with Collegeville Police and local and state agencies to protect the campus community and property while remaining sensitive to the educational objectives of Ursinus College. Safety Officers perform comprehensive and frequent patrols, respond quickly to safety problems, and keep current, accurate records of activities affecting the welfare and safety of the Ursinus College community. Personal safety escorts are available 24 hours a day.
Campus community members are encouraged to promptly report any crime or unusual or suspicious incidents to Campus Safety. An officer is dispatched to the scene to evaluate the situation and handle the situation in accordance with College guidelines or contact the appropriate authorities to assist in handling the situation. Ursinus College safety officers are familiar with criminal law and procedures; however, they do not make arrests. Collegeville Police and Pennsylvania State Police have full arrest authority on campus.
Police, Fire or Medical Emergencies: 9-1-1 (additional 9 is not needed from campus extensions)
Campus Safety: 610-409-3333 (ext. 3333 from a campus phone)