Emergency Information

Current Status

There are currently no reported emergencies at Loyola

For emergency assistance
Contact campus police at 410-617-5911

Jan. 17, 2017

Dear Members of the Loyola Community,

As you first learned from an incident alert message early this morning, a Loyola undergraduate student was robbed at gunpoint by three suspects in the Seton Court parking lot just before 3 a.m. The student did not sustain physical injuries or request medical attention. Campus police and Baltimore City police responded immediately, but were unable to locate the suspects during an extensive search of the area. Soon after, police determined that the suspects fled south on Charles Street, on foot. Campus police remained at the scene in a patrol vehicle through the morning.

This incident is deeply troubling and highly unusual for the Evergreen campus. In response we are increasing police presence on campus during the hours of darkness to further ensure students’ safety, and we continue to remain vigilant. Loyola officers will conduct additional foot and vehicle patrols, and Baltimore City officers will also be present at key times in and around the area of campus where this incident occurred. We encourage students to take advantage of the student escort services and shuttle bus system, particularly after dark.

The health and safety of our community, particularly of our students, is—and always will be—our number one priority. The Evergreen campus is already patrolled 24 hours a day and monitored through closed-circuit TV cameras. All buildings are secured by keycard access. We work closely with Baltimore City’s northern district police, and we continue to enhance, refine, and improve our existing public safety initiatives while looking for opportunities to implement new services and technology that serve a strategic public safety purpose.

Our community’s awareness and vigilance are essential elements of our overall safety efforts, as well. I encourage you to travel in groups whenever possible. If you are on foot, stay alert at all times and don’t wear earbuds. Keep your wallet, cell phone, and other valuables out of plain view. Additional prevention information is available on the Loyola public safety website. If you are in an emergency situation or need to report an incident, contact Loyola public safety at 410-617-5911 (emergencies) or 410-617-5010 (non-emergency). If you have questions about any of the information in this email, contact public safety on the non-emergency line.

Students who may need extra support as a result of this incident are encouraged to take advantage of the resources offered through the office of student life, the Counseling Center, and Campus Ministry.

I assure you that all of us at Loyola take this situation very seriously and are committed to providing a healthy, safe living and learning environment for everyone in our campus community.

Sincerely,

Sheilah Shaw Horton, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students

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Ongoing preparedness information

Staff and administrators: Inclement weather policy when Loyola is open

When weather is severe and Loyola is open, some employees may decide it is unsafe to come to work/remain at work. If an employee decides not to come to work or to leave, they must ask their supervisor/department chair for approval. Employees with an approved absence or early departure due to inclement weather may use vacation leave, personal leave, or leave without pay for the absence. For additional information see policy 4.5 through 4.6 of the Staff and Administrator Policy Manual.

Students and faculty: Academic continuity

There are several options for students and faculty to stay connected and maintain coursework when classes are canceled and campus is closed.

  • Faculty members are encouraged to develop a plan and inform students so that they understand course expectations. Please review the Maintaining Class During University Closures page on the academic affairs website for information on inclement weather, options for instructional continuity, and guidance from the Faculty Handbook.
  • Students are encouraged to consult the syllabus, course Moodle page, and email communication from their instructors.

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This page will be updated with alerts and emergency information during incidents that affect the Loyola University Maryland community. Students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to sign up for text alerts through e2Campus, connect with Loyola on Facebook, and follow Loyola on Twitter for immediate information during an emergency.

For information about security and fire safety at Loyola please read the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery Act).