Campus Safety and Security

Public Safety

Campus safety and security is a priority at Arcadia University. In an effort to maintain a safe environment for the University community, we employ a trained public safety staff. Public Safety Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day and operate an around-the-clock communications system. An escort service is available for on-campus facilities. Student desk receptionists monitor the residence hall lobby entrances during the evening hours.

Public Safety Communications & Alerts

Important communications for students, staff and faculty can range from weather emergencies to public safety alerts to emergency notifications. Text message capability (Emergency Notification System) is just one means of important campus communications. Students, faculty and staff also should be aware of important Public Safety Alerts that may be posted on campus and know where to find information about weather emergencies. 

For situations that require awareness across campus but are not known as immediate threats to life safety, Arcadia utilizes communication via the Web, e-mail and signs posted on campus. Individuals must take responsibility to read these alerts when they communicated.

Emergency Notification System

Arcadia’s Emergency Notification System, SendWordNow, is used for campus emergency announcements, including weather-related closings or delays. Text, voicemail and Arcadia e-mail messages will be sent simultaneously to all recipients enrolled in the system. SendWordNow will also send notifications to Arcadia’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. This system is for students, staff, and faculty Arcadia University. Once a semester, you will be reminded automatically to review your contact information. You can update your information at any time from any computer or mobile device by going to contactinfo.arcadia.edu.

Weather Emergencies

Communication about weather-related cancellations, closings or delays is sent through the following means:

  • SendWordNow - Emergency Notification System (register/update)
  • MyArcadia and University website home pages
  • Arcadia University Facebook page & Twitter feed
  • Media Outlets—using the University Numbers—Day Classes # 338 and Evening # 2338
  • KYW: 1060 AM News Radio; KYW Channel 3 Television or www.kyw1060.com
  • Campus voicemail system

Arcadia University Annual Fire, Safety and Security Report

It is Arcadia University's policy to provide the University's Annual Fire, Safety and Security Report to our community. The report is a collaborative effort regarding policies, procedures, and the crime rates and statistics for the most recent 3-year period. The report is on file in the Public Safety and University Relations offices.

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Our Mission

The Arcadia University Department of Public Safety is responsible for providing as safe and secure an environment as reasonably possible for the members of the Arcadia University Community, its guests and visitors.

The department exists as both a service provider and enforcement unit. Our staff conducts themselves in a polite, courteous, tactful and professional manner while performing their duties. The staff in the department work with the members of our community along with local law enforcement and fire agencies to ensure compliance with Federal, state, local and University laws, rules and regulations in an effort to maintain control and to protect all members of our community, their property and the physical facilities.

Staff Directory

Name/Email Link Title Phone
Joanna Gallagher Director of Public Safety 215-572-2187