The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is of utmost importance to the College. The Department of Public Safety 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 Public Safety staff consists of a full-time Director of Public Safety, four full-time supervisors and six full-time Public Safety officers, one full-time Administrative Assistant and several part-time Student Safety Aides.
Lycoming College’s Department of Public Safety 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, public safety officer contact, and vehicle and foot patrol of College property.
Our Department of Public Safety 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 Public Safety 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 Public Safety 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 Public Safety Department so our Public Safety Staff can respond immediately.
Communications with the college community are an important part of Lycoming’s safety plan. In accordance with the federal Clery 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.
The College's RAVE Mobile Alert system enhances our ability to communicate with students in a timely manner in the event of a campus-wide emergency. The RAVE Mobile Alert systems a 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 provided they have emergency messaging capabilities. All persons with a Lycoming email will be registered automatically. Registration for this service through https://www.getrave.com/login/lycoming 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 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)
Emergency Telephone Listing
*NOTE: All Emergencies may be reported by calling 911.