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.
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)
Emergency Telephone Listing
*NOTE: All Emergencies may be reported by calling 9-911.