Campus Safety

The Spalding University Campus Safety Department is dedicated to providing a safe and orderly campus environment, in compliance with all applicable rules, regulations and laws.

The entire Campus Safety team encourages participation by promoting the importance of awareness on campus at all times. As a service organization, we strive to provide the community with professional and appropriate personalized service, implementing procedures that include direct contact with members of the community, progressive education, and effective communication.

Our departmental cornerstones are dedication, professionalism, courtesy, and service.

For assistance or campus EMERGENCY please contact us at (502) 873-4444 or by the on campus extension 4444.

Basic Campus Safety Rules

Campus Safety begins with the individual. We encourage several practices: always be aware of your surroundings; know where you are going and how you will get there; walk in groups if at all possible; if departing campus, have your keys ready; if approached by unknown individuals, tell them to stop and go away; do not give money to panhandlers. If you don’t feel comfortable or suspect an unsafe environment, please do not hesitate to call Campus Safety at 873-4444 from a cell phone or extension 4444 from any Campus phone and we will be glad to provide an escort. Have your student ID with you at all times while on Campus. If asked, please produce it. This is for your safety. Those who are not students, faculty, staff or expected visitors are escorted off campus. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle that are visible. Lock all valuables in your trunk or leave them in your room (if living on campus). Keep track of your personal belongings–purses, computers, flash drives, car keys, coats, sweaters, iPods/music players. If an item is lost, call Campus Safety as soon as possible with a description of the item and where and when it was last seen. It is possible it may have been turned in to our Lost & Found. Again – be aware.

Campus Crime & Fire Safety Reports

The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Safety Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and other federal law requires colleges and universities to publish and distribute an annual security and fire safety report containing policies and procedures as well as campus crime statistics.

Spalding University’s annual security & fire safety report contains information regarding security and personal safety including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, behavioral intervention and other matters of importance related to safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Spalding University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting Campus Safety at (502) 873-4444 or by downloading the document from this page.  The report is sent to all students, faculty and staff via e-mail on October 1st every year.  The report can also be accessed from the Spalding Portal by clicking on Campus Safety.

2013 Campus Crime & Fire Safety Report

Spalding University Emergency Response Manual

The purpose of this Emergency Response Policies and Procedures Handbook is to inform students, faculty/staff and administrators of the hazards involved in emergencies.  Listed are procedures, which should be followed to minimize any harm.

Emergency Resp Manual 1-31-13

This document is designed to assist in campus preparedness and is to be used as guideline to follow until professionals such as Campus Safety, Police, Fire, EMS, arrive on the scene to address the immediate emergency situation.

Spalding Alerts

Spalding University uses e2campus to send alerts on University weather closings, building closings, campus emergencies and other high priority announcements. You can sign up to be notified by text message, voice mail, or email. Click here to sign up.

Safety Escort Program

Spalding Campus Safety Department is on Campus 24/7. If you ever feel the need for an escort to or from your vehicle or to or from your class, please do not hesitate to call 873-4444 from a cell phone or 4444 from any Campus phone and request a uniformed Safety Officer for the escort. We will be there as soon as possible and provide safe passage to your destination. This program exists for staff and students alike. If there are any questions in this regard please feel free to contact our Campus Safety Director Michael Fahringer at 565-9421.

Incident/Intervention Reporting

Many of the individuals who most need intervention are the last ones to seek it.  The Behavioral Intervention Team, Counseling Center, Dean of Students and Campus Safety at Spalding endeavor to address behavioral concerns before they become problems.

Any member of the Spalding Community (students, faculty, parents, staff, friends) can report an incident or concern by using the form at

http://edu.4civility.com/frontpage/spalding.cfm

This alerts the Dean of Students to investigate the situation and potentially alert the Behavioral Intervention Team, Counseling Center, Campus Safety or others entities for assistance.

This system is intended to get help to students who need it in response to crisis, physical/sexual assault or misconduct, mental health concerns or for any concern you may have about a student.