Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Campus Security and Access of Campus Facilities

Evergreen Campus

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.

After normal business hours and during breaks, the administrative and academic 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.

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 emergency blue light phones are tested once per semester by DPS and forward any non-working device to the Office of Technology Services.

Evergreen Campus – Residence Halls

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 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 duress buttons that report directly to Public Safety. Emergencies occurring on campus can be reported to DPS by calling 410-617-5911.

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 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. 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.

Evergreen Campus - 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 facilities personnel wear attire identifying themselves as Loyola University Maryland staff members. 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/or 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.

Evergreen Campus - The Social

Loyola University Maryland currently leases housing in The Social apartments at 3900 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21218. These apartments are less than one mile from the Evergreen campus and can be travelled by foot. Security safeguards to these apartments include controlled access, manned security desk, individually keyed apartments and private parking. Maintenance is performed by employees of the apartment complex or approved contractors.

Belvedere Clinical Center

The Belvedere Clinical Center campus is located in Northern Baltimore City and is only accessible to students, staff and clients 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 patrolled by members of DPS after normal business hours. Authorized students and staff have access to the Belvedere Center after hours via Evergreen card.  The Belvedere Clinical Center is equipped with CCTV surveillance which is monitored by our Public Safety Communications Center. There are no residence halls at the Belvedere Clinical center.

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 Event Services onsite management to address physical conditions to enhance safety and security.

Columbia Graduate 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. There are no residence halls at the Columbia Graduate Center.

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 Event Services onsite management to address physical conditions to enhance safety and security.

Timonium Graduate Center

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. There are no residence halls at the Timonium Graduate Center.

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 Event Services onsite management and Facilities Maintenance staff to address burned out lights promptly as well as other physical conditions to enhance safety and security.

Leuven Campus – Loyola House

The Leuven facility comprises two connected buildings – one that houses the student living area and the other that includes our office spaces, laundry facility and a student/RA apartment. There are two entrances to the dormitories - a main entrance and a side entrance to the connected building. All buildings are accessed by electronic key cards using KU Leuven ids. This electronic access system was installed in the 2017 fall semester and is maintained and monitored by the corresponding department in KU Leuven’s central administration facility. Our resident associate director has control over granting/revoking access to student residents, office staff and cleaning crew. The cleaning crew comprises three separate companies: a janitorial services company, a carpet/rug cleaning company and a toilet sanitary disposal company. All three companies have electronic access cards to the facility. KU Leuven maintenance staff/technical services can gain access using their id cards.

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