The Department of Public Safety, the Department of Residence Life, and the residents themselves share responsibility for the security and safety of the residence halls.
Three area coordinators (ACs) live in the residence halls and oversee the student resident assistants (RAs). They monitor residence hall safety conditions. The RAs are trained in safety and security issues during pre-semester workshops.
The entrances of the first-year residence halls—Woodcrest Hall, Xavier Hall, and East Residence Hall—are regularly staffed by Residence Life during visitation hours.
Doors of students' rooms are equipped with heavy-duty dead bolt locks and peepholes. The first floor windows of the seven small student houses and Woodcrest Hall also are secured by specialty security screens. The side and back doors of residence halls are alarmed to prevent propping.
Other College facilities, including classroom buildings and the Widener Center, are locked at 11 p.m.
The Library is secured at 10:30 p.m., except for Fridays when it is secured at 8 p.m., and Saturdays when it is secured at 4 p.m. Sunday hours are 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Authorization to utilize instructional facilities after hours must be obtained from the appropriate instructor.