Security and Access to Campus Facilities

All EMU buildings are equipped with exterior locks. All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. All student rooms in the residence halls are equipped with locks.

The Campus Safety Department patrols the campus from 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m., checking all campus buildings, and placing special emphasis on residence halls during late-night and early-morning hours.

Residence hall exterior doors are accessed with a card swipe system. An alarm will sound if the doors are propped open.

The hours that administrative and classroom buildings are open vary depending on the patterns of usage for the specific buildings and the needs of students and employees.

The university also has a maintenance staff on duty or on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is available to promptly carry out building maintenance or repairs related to safety and security.

EMU has no organizations, such as fraternities and sororities, which operate off-campus facilities or residences. The university does have limited programs and facilities in Washington, D.C. and Lancaster, Pa. that are reported asnon-campus property.

Awareness Programs

EMU offers programs specifically designed to inform members of the campus community about security procedures and policies, personal safety, and crime prevention. In addition to a number of programs tailored for students, the university offers this information to employees through new-employee orientation, the employee handbook, and the student handbook which is provided to all students and employees.

Residence hall staff undergoes training each fall in preparation for their responsibilities. As part of the training, staff members are educated on safety and security, disciplinary procedures for infractions of rules, fire safety, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. They are also advised of their reporting requirements according to the Clery Act. The residence hall staff, in turn, informs the resident student body about safety and security issues.