Student Handbook

Public Safety Department

Revised August 24, 2021

Public Safety
Dilworth Hall

Emergency Calls    
2999 from on-campus phone

Non Emergency Calls    
215-572-2900 (Switchboard)    
215-572-2800 (Office)

Public Safety Webpage

The Public Safety Department patrols all University properties 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, via vehicle, bike and foot patrol for the protection of the Arcadia University community. Public Safety personnel, in conjunction with federal, state and local agencies enforce laws, statutes and ordinances along with University rules and regulations. The department also provides services for the betterment of the University community. All faculty, staff and students are required to have in their possession at all times their Arcadia University photo identification card and upon request shall present the card to Public Safety personnel. Public Safety may be contacted at 215-572-2800 (ext. 2800 on campus) or 215-572-2999 (ext. 2999 on campus) for emergencies.

The Department of Public Safety is committed to servicing the University community. If you have any feedback for us, please contact us either online at in person or by phone at 215-572-2800. We want to hear from you.

Members of the Public Safety Department work to provide a safe living, learning environment for students, faculty and staff. Special services aid in helping us fulfill that responsibility. Services include:

  • Security Services
  • Patrols (vehicle, bike, foot)
  • Parking and Traffic Enforcement
  • Safety Escorts
  • Motorists Assistance
  • CCTV Monitoring
  • Investigations
  • Medical Assistance
  • Student Patrol Officers
  • Building Access (Lock Outs)
  • Event Coverage
  • Fire Safety Monitoring
  • Safety Awareness Education
  • Self-Defense

If the University experiences any telephone problems, the Public Safety Department is equipped with non-University telephones for such situations. If the normal telephone numbers do not work, call 215-290-9700. If you have an emergency and cannot reach us by any of these numbers, call 911 immediately.