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.
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.
Communication about weather-related cancellations, closings or delays is sent through the following means:
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.
This report is published in accordance with Act 80 of 2018, the Timothy J. Piazza Anti-hazing Law, 18 Pa.C.S. § 2809 et seq. Act 80 requires the University to maintain a report of all violations of the University’s Anti-hazing Policy (or of Federal or State laws related to hazing) that are reported to the University. For purposes of this Report, “violations” means those instances where a student(s), a Student Organization(s), or a person associated with a Student Organization was alleged to have violated the University’s Anti-hazing Policy (or alleged to have violated Federal or State laws related to hazing and reported to the University). The University will update the report bi-annually on January 1 and August 1 of each year.
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.