contact campus Safety:
610-409-3333 (on campus – x 3333)
General information: CampusSafety@ursinus.edu
Parking questions: Parking@ursinus.edu
Associate Dean of Students/
Director of Campus Safety/
Title IX Coordinator
Campus Safety, a division of Student Affairs, aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for the Ursinus community. Campus Safety Officers strive to meet the individual needs of all students, faculty and staff by providing frequent patrols, professional attitudes and quick response to safety concerns.
The Campus Safety Office is located in Wismer Hall 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 eight un-sworn Campus Safety Officers who participate in in-service training programs and regularly receive updated safety materials. The officers bring a remarkable background in selflessness and personal integrity to their position, and include former police officers, firefighters, youth counselors, 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 the PA State Police to protect the campus community and property while remaining sensitive to the educational objectives of Ursinus College. We do not share a Memorandum of Understanding with local law enforcement agencies; however,campus and local officers work cooperatively to investigate and respond to alleged criminal offenses. 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 Collegecommunity. A personal safety escort is 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 contact the appropriate authorities. Ursinus College safety officers are familiar with criminal law and procedures; however, they do not make arrests. Collegeville Police, Lower Providence Township Police, and Pennsylvania State Police have full arrest authority on campus.
Safety officers make regular car, bike and foot patrols of the entire Ursinus College campus. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to report any crime or unusual or suspicious incidents. An officer is dispatched to the scene to evaluate the situation and contact the appropriate authorities. Ursinus College Safety Officers are familiar with criminal law and procedures and have received training in Basic First Aid and CPR. They do not make arrests. All crime statistics are reported as required by the Pennsylvania State Police and by the federal government. Ursinus College is in full compliance with the November 1990 “Student Right-To-Know and Campus Safety Act.” Ursinus College supports all federal, state and local laws regulating the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and weapons. Full details regarding policy on these matters are described in the Ursinus College Student Handbook.