Security monitors access to our campus facilities. There is continuous 24-hour security coverage throughout the calendar year. Security at the Convent Road/Madison Avenue entrance observes incoming traffic, responds to calls for assistance from the campus community, and directs visitors to campus destinations for events. The Park Avenue gates are normally closed at 8:00 p.m. daily depending on campus events.
Beginning at 8:00 p.m. during the school year, all vehicles are stopped, the drivers questioned as to their business on campus and all information is recorded. After 1:00 am, vehicles without a proper parking decal are not admitted unless a campus resident is being dropped off or picked up.
If a visitor arrives after 1:00 a.m. to pick up a student, security must contact the student to inform her that she has a visitor. The visitor is allowed on campus for 15 minutes only. The driver's information is logged in at the gate and his/her driver's license is kept at the Gatehouse until he/she exits the campus. Visitors are not permitted to enter the residence halls after 1:00 a.m.
A mobile security patrol is also in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The security group patrols the entire campus including non-residence building interiors and parking lots. During times of a Homeland Security heightened alerts, access to campus is restricted to the Convent Road/Madison Avenue gate only.
In an effort to provide a safe environment, all members of the College community are encouraged to cooperate with College policies and procedures, and to incorporate practical, commonsense safety measures into their daily activities.
Campus safety doesn't just happen. It takes the commitment and cooperation of every member of our campus community. That is why every member of the College community needs to take an active role in making the campus as safe and secure as possible. Protecting your safety and well-being is of utmost importance to the College. Campus safety must begin with you!
It is the responsibility of every member of the College community (faculty, staff and student) to immediately report any incident that occurs on the campus that is disruptive, or that causes harm, loss or damage to a person or to personal or real property. The observer of any unacceptable or offensive behavior, criminal act, medical emergency, injury to persons, theft, auto accident, fire, vandalism, or damage to buildings or equipment should report the incident immediately.