Emergency Preparedness

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, ten 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 and foot 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.

Communication

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.

The College's Emergency Alert System enhances 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 MemberDepartmentOffice Phone
Dr. Kent Trachte President - Emergency Director (570) 321-4043
Dan Miller Vice President for Student Life - Emergency Coordinator (570) 321-4039
Donn Troutman Director - Safety & Security (570) 321-4064
Phil Sprunger Provost and Dean of the College (570) 321-4038
Jerry Rashid Director of College Relations (570) 321-4137
Kate Heiser Director of Residential Life (570) 321-4246
Jeff Bennett Acting Vice President for Finance and Administration (570) 321-4029
Doug Kuntz Director of Physical Plant (570) 321-4116
Jeff LeCrone Campus Minister (570) 321-4112
Townsend Velkoff Director of Counseling Services (570) 321-4258
*Stephanie Fortin Assistant Director of Counseling Services (570) 321-4332
Sondra Stipcak Director - Health Services (570) 321-4322
Dawn Hendricks Assistant Controller (570) 321-4022
*Charles Mahler Assist. Dean of the College (570) 321-4351
*John Shaffer Grounds and General Labor Supervisor (570) 321-4148
Dave Lantz Assistant Director of Physical Plant (570) 321-4232
*Steve Thomas Electrical Supervisor (570) 321-4171
Jackie Bilger Director of Human Resources (570) 321-4309
Dave Heffner Associate Dean - Chief Information Officer (570) 321-4278
Deb Walls ITS Telecommunications (570) 321-4074

Emergency Telephone Listing

*NOTE: All Emergencies may be reported by calling 9-911.

DepartmentOffice Phone
Safety and Security Emergency Line (570) 321-4911
Lycoming County Communications 9-911
Lycoming College Switchboard Operator 0
Safety and Security Department (570) 321-4064
Residential Life Office (570) 321-4046
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students (570) 321-4039
Building and Grounds (570) 321-4042
Health Services (570) 321-4052
President’s Office (570) 321-4101
Vice President for Finance and Administration (570) 321-4029
Provost and Dean of the College (570) 321-4038
College Relations (570) 321-4137
Safety and Security dedicated analog line (570) 321-4161
Williamsport Hospital & Medical Center Emergency Room (570) 321-2000
Poison Control Center/Williamsport Hospital (570) 321-1000
National Poison Center Hotline 1-800-222-1222
Domestic Violence-YWCA Wise Options (570) 323-8167
AIDS Factline-PA Dep’t of Health 1-800-662-6080
Alcoholics Anonymous ALATeen (570) 327-2860
Narcotics Anonymous (570) 327-2678
Drug and Alcohol Hotline 1-800-252-6465
Suicide Hotline (570) 326-7895
Crime Victims Compensation Board 1-800-233-2339
American Red Cross Lycoming County Chapter (570) 326-9131

Additional Resources