Safety on Campus
The university would like to remind all students of the security measures in place that work to protect all of you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Although existing measures are reassuring, safety and security must be a joint effort between the university and all members of the campus community.
Please review the following information carefully and share it with as many people as you can.
SAFETY & SECURITY INFORMATION
Safety and security are taken very seriously. While we provide around-the-clock police and security protections for the campus, we also work closely with local, regional, and state law enforcement agencies.
The Public Safety and Police Services Unit is comprised of 19 police officers, all who are commissioned as police officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Additionally, the department utilizes services of an outside security agency to supplement patrol efforts.
We believe in having open discussions on how to improve safety. There have been environmental safety inspections of the campus (a yearly endeavor) and the Borough of Kutztown. A neighborhood watch program, KUBoK, was re-launched in the borough during late night hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
A late night shuttle runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. between the campus, off-campus apartments and the Borough. More shuttle information can be found here.
Providing a safe environment is critically important to us, as well as all the staff, faculty, students, and family members who come to Kutztown University. You have our assurance that we are doing everything we can to address these issues.
CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM
Public Safety and Police Services sponsors a Rape, Aggression and Defense program (RAD) each semester. The program is FREE to all females. Sign up by calling 610-683-4861, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by stopping in Old Main 13. The RAD Program focuses on crime prevention measures and self-defense tactics in dealing with sexual offenses and relationship violence.
KU ALERT is designed to notify you in the event of an emergency on campus. Kutztown University has contracted with e-2 Campus to provide the service that allows campus community members to be notified via text message and/or email message in the event of an emergency.
The KU Women's Center offers different programs to educate students on campus about rape and sexual assault. Students and staff members are trained through Berks Women in Crisis. This 60 hour training and certification takes place each spring semester. After completing the training, these volunteers are trained as rape victim advocates. They would be available to talk with victims and accompany them through medical examinations and police interviews and the court process. Students can also obtain rape whistles from the center.