- Timely Notifications
- Emergency Preparedness
- Emergency Notifications
- R.A.D. Program
- Crime Statistics
- Annual Fire Report 2012
- Reporting Forms
- Parking Policy
- Fire Safety
- Safety Tips
- Demonstration Guidelines
- Missing Student Policy
- Other Policies
- Campus Emergency Phones
- Campus Safety Members
- Parking / Traffic Violation Appeal
- Take Care/Take Action
- Safety & Security Brochure 2011
Provisions for campus safety and safety services
To enhance visibility, the college has replaced decorative lighting around residence halls and in high-traffic areas with high-pressure sodium lights. Care is taken to keep walkways open and free from encroaching shrubs and trees. A campus shuttle bus or van transports students between the Main Street Campus and the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus at regular intervals throughout the day and evening. The Department of Campus Safety provides escort services for students and staff upon request. The department is housed near the Office of Facilities Management, Planning and Construction, and is in close communication with its staff concerning the security of campus buildings and grounds.
All vehicles on Moravian College property must be registered with the Department of Campus Safety. Freshmen are not permitted to have cars on campus or within one half mile of campus unless they are parked in a City garage or lot. Cars that do not display a current valid decal or pass will be ticketed by the department's police officers.
The Department of Campus Safety publishes fliers on campus safety and contributes notices and articles to the weekly student newspaper. In addition, the department is prepared to offer programs and workshops on campus security and crime prevention to student organizations and residence-hall groups.
Moravian College does not ask prospective students to disclose any prior police record. The Office of Admissions (but not the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies) does not require statements of support by individuals in a position to know of any reason why an applicant should not be admitted as a full-time student. Current students who acquire a criminal record are subject to review by the Office of Student Affairs, and the College may take separate action against such students if their presence on campus places persons or property at risk.
Failing to report an off-campus citation/arrest to the institution (dean of the Comenius Center, dean of the Seminary, or dean of students).
Though Moravian College does not ask prospective employees to disclose any prior police record, the Human Resources Office requires statements of support by individuals in a position to know of any reason why a candidate should not be hired. Current employees wgo acquire a criminal record are subject to review by the College.
- Police Services
- Crime Prevention
- Person-to-Person Talks
- Escort Services
- Disabled Motor Vehicle Aid
- Shuttle Services
- Emergency Blue Light Phones
- Reporting Offenses
Moravian College police officers patrol campus on foot and in marked cars to promote the safety of the College community. These officers are fully commissioned police officers with full law-enforcement powers. Continual in-service training provides for the professional delivery of law-enforcement services.
Patrol officers help to prevent possible crimes by keeping a watchful eye on the campus. Prevention is the most important step in avoiding a crime. Moravian College Police Officers also engrave property. The engraving of property deters would-be thieves and helps police to track property that has been stolen.
Moravian College Police Officers are always available to talk. Whether it is a one-on-one discussion or a speech to a group of people, the Moravian College police officers will take time to educate anybody about the Department of Campus Safety and about methods used to prevent crimes.
The Department of Campus Safety provides an escort service, available to all students, staff, and visitors to the College. The service is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and furnishes an escort to and from any point on campus. The purpose of the escort is to assist students and others in getting safely to their intended destination on campus. The escort can be arranged by calling the Department of Campus Safety at 610 861-1421.
When calling for an escort, you should supply the dispatcher with the following information:
- Your current location and your desired destination
- Your name
- A callback number in the event you must be notified of a delay for your escort. The dispatcher will attempt to have an officer escort you as soon as possible. However, at times, situations can and do arise that delay your escort.
Your escort may be on foot or in a car, depending on the availability of a cruiser, the distance of your location, weather, etc.
Escorts are provided for transportation to and from points on the College campus. They are not meant for grocery pickups, rides to off-campus locations, etc. Occasionally, exceptions to this rule will be made based on the discretion of the officer in charge.
If you choose not to use the Escort service, the Campus Police offer these tips for your safety while traveling around the campus, especially at night.
- Plan your route. Walk on well-lighted, busy streets whenever possible.
- Never take shortcuts through poorly lighted areas.
- Don't walk alone. Get a friend to walk with you, especially at night.
- If you must walk alone, walk near the curb. Avoid alleys, entryways, shrubs, and any unlighted areas.
- Have your keys ready before you get to your apartment, office, or car.
- If you discover that someone is following you, get to a well-lighted area (a dorm, the HUB, a store, gas station, etc.) and telephone the police.
- Never accept a ride from a stranger.
- Be alert and cognizant of your surroundings. Watch out for suspicious persons and dangerous situations. Notify the Campus Police of all suspicious persons by calling 610-861-1421 (Department of Campus Safety)
- Another transportation service provided by Moravian College is the shuttle bus. The bus transports Moravian College students, staff, and faculty from the Main Street campus to the Church Street campus and back. The hours for the shuttle begin at 7:30 A.M. and end 1/2 hour after the Reeves Library closes.
The Moravian Campus Police will make all reasonable attempts to rescue or aid a motorist whose car has broken down on the Moravian College Campus.
Moravian College has a written parking/motor vehicle policy which explains this and others policies.
Moravian College provides a bus service for its students, faculty, and staff between the Main Street Campus, the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, and St. Luke's Hospital. The bus begins its run at 7:30 a.m. and continues until half and hour after Reeves Library closes.
All residence halls have exterior phones located at their entrance. These phones are capable of dialing local numbers and have an emergency red button thatautomatically connects to the campus police. Throughout campus, there are also emergency pole phones, recognizable by their blue lights, with a direct link to campus police.
Students should report criminal activity or emergencies of other kinds and concerns about campus security to the Office of Campus Safety.