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Public Safety

Message from the Director of Public Safety

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On behalf of the men and women of the Department of Public Safety, it's my pleasure to welcome you to Rosemont College. I want to assure you that the Department of Public Safety will be working around the clock to maintain a safe atmosphere for faculty, staff, students, and visitors alike.

We believe that safety is a shared responsibility and ask that you join us in making our campus, as well as our local community, a safe and joyful place.  

Working together we will make the Rosemont community a safe one for living and learning. I welcome your comments, suggestions, and ideas for making Rosemont College an even safer environment.

Director of Public SafetyMatthew Baker

Rosemont’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is published and distributed by the Department of Public Safety. This report includes statistics for the previous three years and concerns reported crimes  on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Rosemont College and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

The report also includes a Fire Safety Report for on-campus student housing and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as sexual assault, emergency response and other matters. You can obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting the Director of Public Safety, 1400 Montgomery Ave, Rosemont, PA 19010 or by accessing the following website: 

2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety

Report

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Department of Public Safety, officials designated as Campus Security Authorities, Lower Merion Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Criminal incidents, fires, emergencies or any type of suspicious activity on campus or in the area adjacent to the College should be promptly reported to the Department of Public Safety by dialing 2555 from any campus phone or 610-527-1038 from any other phone. Public Safety Officers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

When calling, stay calm and carefully explain the problem and location to the officer. Do not hang up until told to do so. Keep calm and keep others calm.

A Public Safety Officer is immediately dispatched to the location where he or she will evaluate the situation and contact the necessary authorities. Public Safety Officers will assist crime victims by contacting the appropriate police/service agency, providing transportation, and other reasonable services to encourage accurate and prompt reporting of criminal offenses. All victims of crime are encouraged to file a report with the local police departments.

Rosemont College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Sex discrimination is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law that states: 

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX / Sexual Misconduct (Cleary Act) Page.

To ensure a hassle-free parking experience at Rosemont, please familiarize yourself with the following rules, policies, and regulations before parking on campus. These regulations apply to all students, faculty, staff, administration, volunteers, outside contractors/vendors and visitors to the campus. 

The purpose of this policy is to regulate the placement and use of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on the premises of Rosemont College. Rosemont College is committed to enhancing the safety of all members of and visitors to the College community.

 The purpose of the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is to establish, through planning sessions, discussions, and lessons learned, a set of emergency procedures to assist Rosemont College in managing and responding to any emergency that may arise.

If a situation arises on or around campus that could threaten the health or safety of Rosemont community members, senior administrators of the College and members of Public Safety are immediately summoned as part of Rosemont's crisis response procedure. This group determines what actions to take, using Rosemont College's Emergency Preparedness Plan as a guideline.

Report a Crime

All members of the Rosemont Community have a responsibility to make the College a safe and supportive environment for everyone. This responsibility includes reporting safety or security concerns and crimes, including sexual misconduct.

This page is provided as a special service for those who wish to report criminal activity or sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, occurring on the Rosemont campus, the immediate area surrounding the campus, or at a College related activity.

This page is not intended to replace the normal crime reporting process.

Do not send emergency or crisis information, or situations needing an immediate response through this link.

Anyone encountering a situation that requires immediate assistance should call Public Safety at 610-527-1038 or dial 911.

You may submit this report anonymously if you do not wish to provide a name or other identifying information at this time. However, the nature of anonymous reports makes responsive actions more difficult and at times, impossible.

Report incidents on the Rosemont campus or the immediate area surrounding the campus by filling out our online incident report form, or report situations that require an immediate response by Public Safety. Confidential reports of crime are accepted.

Pursuant to The Timothy J. Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, Pennsylvania Act 80 of 2018, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on October 19, 2018, Pennsylvania colleges and universities are required to maintain and publish a report of hazing violations.

In compliance with this requirement, Rosemont College has prepared a report of hazing incidents reported to the institution over the previous five-year period.  This report will be updated on a biannual basis.

In the event of an emergency on campus (or for weather related closing) a text message is one way to alert the Rosemont community. You can chose to send a text message to your cell phone, email account, or both. 

Note: In order to maintain the integrity of our Emergency Notification System, Omnilert, LLC (parent of e2Campus) commits to the absolute prohibition of "spam" and unwanted telemarketing to Omnilert subscribers.

Omnilert will adhere to all applicable CAN-SPAM and telemarketing laws as directed by the Federal Trade Commission. Additionally, Omnilert, LLC will not disclose, sell or trade your contact information to anyone not affiliated with Omnilert, LLC.

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Public Safety
Emergencies: x2555 or 610-527-1038
Public Safety Office (non-emergencies): x2554
Director of Public Safety: x2556
Lower Merion Police: 911 or 610-649-1000

Parking appeals must be made within seven calendar dates of the citation issuance. The Parking Appeals Committee will read over the appeal and come to a decision; decisions of the Parking Appeals Committee are final. Read more about parking citations at Rosemont College.