The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is of utmost importance to the College. The Department of Safety and Security provides 24-hour security services to the campus seven days a week, including holidays. Located in the south end, lower level of Rich Hall, the Safety and Security staff consists of a full-time director, an assistant director, administrative staff person, eight safety and security officers, and several part-time student security aides.
Lycoming College’s Department of Safety and Security utilizes a “Community Policing” model that encourages ongoing personal contact with members of the campus community. This approach includes walking through residence halls and buildings on a regular basis, security officer contact, and vehicle, foot and bicycle patrol of College property.
Our Department of Safety and Security encourages everyone to be involved in their own safety. A truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff. The potential for crime on campus does exist. We should assume a personal responsibility by taking precautions to prevent ourselves from being a victim of crime.
Lycoming College Department of Safety and Security maintains a close professional working relationship with the City of Williamsport Bureau of Police and the Lycoming County Emergency Services. The Lycoming College Department of Safety and Security has the ability to monitor radio transmissions of the Lycoming County Emergency Services which includes EMS, City Police and Fire . In the event of a 911 call to the Lycoming County Emergency Management Agency (911 Center) which requires Emergency Medical Services, Fire or Police Department Response, the 911 Center notifies the College via telephone to the Safety and Security Department so our Security Staff can respond immediately.
Communications with the college community are an important part of Lycoming’s safety plan. In accordance with the federal Cleary Act, the college issues timely safety alerts as needed about crimes or security situations that may pose a risk to members of the college community. Students are notified about campus safety issues via e-mail, posted alerts, and word of mouth by staff including the Residential Life staff.
Because so many students carrying cell phones today, the College has developed the Lyco Emergency Alert System to enhance our ability to communicate with students in a timely manner in the event of a campus-wide emergency. The Lyco Emergency Alert System is a voluntary service where, in the event of a campus-wide emergency, registered participants receive a text message to their cell phone indicating the nature of the event. Registration for this service through WebAdvisor is required.
Campus Resource Team
In the event of a major emergency on campus, the College will convene its Emergency Resource Team, composed of senior and mid-level administrators to address issues that may impact the College. Lycoming College’s has developed emergency protocols to serve as a reference source for primary and secondary responders to campus emergencies. While these protocols do not cover every conceivable situation, they provide the basic administrative guidelines necessary to address most campus emergencies.
Emergency Contact Information
Emergency Resource Team / Contact Information
(* Secondary Response Personnel)
|Team Member||Department||Office Phone
|Dr. James Douthat
||President - Emergency Director
||Dean of Student Affairs - Emergency Coordinator
||Director - Safety & Security
||Provost and Dean of the College
||Director of College relations
||Director of Residential Life
||VP for Administration and Planning
||Director of Physical Plant
||Director of Counseling Services
||Assistant Director of Counseling Services
||Director - Health Services
||Controller and CFO/Treasurer
||Assist. Dean of the College
||Grounds and General Labor Supervisor
||Assistant Director of Physical Plant
||Director - HR
||Assoc. Dean - Chief Information Officer
Emergency Telephone Listing
*NOTE: All Emergencies may be reported by calling 9-911.
|Safety and Security Emergency Line
|Lycoming County Communications
|Lycoming College Switchboard Operator
|Safety and Security Department
|Residential Life Office
|Dean of Student Affairs
|Building and Grounds
|Vice President for Administration and Planning
|Dean of the College
|Safety and Security dedicated analog line
|Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center Emergency Room
|Poison Control Center/Williamsport Hospital
|National Poison Center Hotline
|Domestic Violence-YWCA Wise Options
|AIDS Factline-PA Dep’t of Health
|Alcoholics Anonymous ALATeen
|Drug and Alcohol Hotline
|Crime Victims Compensation Board
|American Red Cross Lycoming County Chapter