Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Section8

8.  Access and Maintenance of Campus Facilities

Access to Campus Facilities

During normal business hours the administrative and academic facilities at Loyola are open and accessible to students, staff, faculty and visitors of the University. After normal business hours and during breaks, these facilities are locked and only accessible to authorized individuals.  DPS personnel conduct routine security and safety patrols of the academic and administrative buildings to monitor conditions and report any unusual circumstances.

The Evergreen campus located in Northern Baltimore City is open to visitors during normal business hours.  Individual office suites and offices spaces within Beatty, Cohn, Donnelly, Jenkins, Knott, Maryland, Sellinger, Xavier Halls, the Alumni Chapel and the Andrew White College Center are accessed by Evergreen cards or conventional keys.  Staff members are encouraged to secure their office spaces and personal belongings within their respected work areas.

The Evergreen campus offers traditional residence halls, high-rise residence complexes, and suite/apartment type complexes which provide on-campus housing for approximately 4000 students.  Access to residence halls is restricted to residents, their approved guest, and other authorized staff members of the Loyola community. Security safeguards within residence halls include electronically restricted access, guest registration, closed circuit camera coverage, residence hall lobby desk attendants, individually keyed residences with dead bolt internal locks, and external door prop alarm systems.  Selected rooms in the residence halls are equipped with panic buttons that report directly to Public Safety. Emergencies occurring on campus can be reported to DPS by calling 410-617-5911 or 410-617-5010 (non-emergency.)

Each resident’s Evergreen card allows entrance into approved residence halls.  Additionally, students are provided with individual residence hall room keys which provide an added layer of security.  Evergreen cards and individual room keys may not be loaned to friends or roommates and are expected to be kept in their possession at all times.  Guests of residents must be accompanied at all times by the resident they are visiting and residents are responsible for their guest behavior while on campus.  Residents are cautioned against permitting strangers to enter buildings and are encouraged to contact DPS immediately regarding suspicious or unauthorized individuals in residence halls.

DPS officers patrol residence halls on a regular basis and work with Student Life employees to enforce security measures.  Entry is monitored on a 24 hour basis through a combination of access control systems, closed circuit television at most entrances and on-duty Student Life Staff members working at entrance hall lobby desk.  Student room doors should be locked at all times even when occupied. Residents are reminded to observe all building security procedures and to notify either Student Life staff or DPS when unfamiliar individuals or unusual occurrences transpire within residence halls or apartments.  Professional residence hall directors, graduate resident coordinators and student resident advisors, who are members of Loyola’s Student Life Office, live on campus within residence halls and provide 24 hour staff coverage.

To enhance safety on the Evergreen Campus, each officer is assigned a particular patrol designed to maximize visibility.  Campus security is enhanced by intrusion and panic alarms, and closed circuit security cameras. Access control systems are used to regulate access into residence halls, academic and administrative buildings on campus.

Over 90 emergency blue light phones are strategically placed throughout campus, providing a direct line to our Public Safety personnel who will dispatch a Campus Police Officer.  All residence hall laundry rooms are equipped with emergency call phones that only require the caller to push the red button on the yellow phones to contact Public Safety.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is open to visitors during normal business hours but proper ID must be shown to gain access.  The Library’s hours vary during the year and it is best to check the Library’s schedule to determine the operating hours.  Loyola’s Fitness and Aquatic Center is open to members during operating business hours and proper ID must be shown to gain entrance.  These buildings are secured after normal business hours and are routinely patrolled by members of DPS and in some instances can be accessed by authorized visitors after hours via Evergreen cards.

The Belvedere Clinical Center Campus is also located in Northern Baltimore and is only accessible to students, staff and clients.  The building can only be accessed with an Evergreen card.  Clients are required to be buzzed into the building by the clinic receptionist via the ground floor entrance.  Office suites and student work/study areas within the building are secured by electronic room access and conventional keys.  The Belvedere Clinical Center hours vary and it is best to contact the Center (410-617-1200) for hours prior to visiting.  The building is secured after normal business hours and is patrolled by members of DPS, in some instances the Belvedere Center can be accessed by authorized visitors after hours via Evergreen card.  The Belvedere Clinical Center is equipped with CCTV surveillance which is monitored by our Public Safety Communications Center.

The Columbia Graduate Center located in Howard County is open to visitors during normal business hours.  After hour access is provided to approved students and staff via Evergreen cards.  Office suites, individual offices and student work/study areas within the building are secured by electronic access and conventional keys.  Staff members are encouraged to secure their office spaces and personal belongings within their respected work areas.  The Columbia Graduate Center is staffed by a public safety desk in the entrance lobby.  The building is secured after normal business hours and is patrolled by members of DPS.  The Columbia Graduate Center can be accessed by authorized students and staff members after hours via Evergreen cards.  The Columbia Graduate Center is equipped with security technology including CCTV surveillance, and electronic access.

The Timonium Graduate Center, located in Baltimore County is open to visitors during normal business hours.  After hour access is provided to approved students and staff via Evergreen cards. Office suites, individual offices and student work/study areas within the building are secured by electronic access and conventional keys.  Staff members are encouraged to secure their office spaces and personal belongings within their respected work areas.  The Timonium Graduate Center is staffed by a public safety desk in the entrance lobby.  The building is secured after normal business hours and is patrolled by members of DPS, in some instances the Timonium Graduate Center can be accessed by authorized students and staff members after hours via Evergreen cards.  The Timonium Graduate Center is equipped with security technology including CCTV surveillance, electronic access and emergency blue light phones in the parking lots.

Maintenance of Campus Facilities

Loyola University maintains campus facilities in a manner that minimizes hazardous and unsafe conditions.  Parking lots and pathways are illuminated with lighting. DPS works closely with Facilities Management to address burned out lights promptly as well as other physical conditions to enhance safety and security.

Request and/or routine maintenance for employee/ student residences are coordinated through the Facilities Department. Request for maintenance can be made online by accessing the facilities webpage or by calling 410-617-2200 during regular business hours.  Emergency requests made after normal business hours will be forwarded to the DPS Communications center, who will contact the appropriate facilities on call personnel if needed.  Facilities will attempt to schedule a mutually agreeable time for the maintenance to be completed.  All maintenance is completed by either a University employee or an approved contractor.  All approved contractors have completed a background check either by the University or through their owning company.  Procedures for gaining entrance into a campus residence will be facilitated through DPS, who in turn will dispatch personnel to unlock and disarm the residence and admit the individual(s) into the residence requesting/needing maintenance and then return after the work order has been completed to secure and rearm the residence.

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