Security & Access to Campus Facilities
Most campus buildings and facilities are accessible during normal business hours, excluding holidays. Athletic facilities, the library, and other select college service areas have varying hours of operation. Most of the academic and administrative buildings on campus are controlled by a card access system. While these buildings will be locked and closed to the general public after regular business hours, students, faculty and staff may gain access by using their college identification card in the card access system.
Each student housed on campus is issued a key for his or her room and building. All residential buildings are locked twenty-four hours a day, therefore you must carry your keys at all times. You are encouraged to lock your room even if you are just leaving for a few minutes.
• Lock your room and secure your room key.
• Never prop exit doors open.
• Notify DPS immediately if your keys or identification card are lost or stolen.
• Close and report any exit doors that are open or left unsecured.
• Report any suspicious person’s activities to an R.A. or DPS immediately.
• Notify Facilities or DPS immediately if your locks are malfunctioning.
A telephone intercom system is located at the main entrance of some residential buildings for guests to contact residents. The telephones may also be used to contact DPS in an emergency. Local food delivery people should be directed to use these telephones to call residents to the entrance to pick-up ordered items. Residents should instruct their guests to use these telephones to them to the entrance to meet their guests.
More than 50 security cameras are located throughout campus, many at access points to buildings. Card access and camera systems are monitored 24 hours a day in the DPS communication center.