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 regular business hours. Office suites and spaces within Cohn Hall, DeChairo College Center, Donnelly Science Center, Facilities, Jenkins Hall, Knott Hall, Maryland Hall, Sellinger School of Business, Xavier Hall, the Alumni Chapel, the Andrew White Student Center, and buildings along the York Road corridor are accessed using access cards or keys.  Staff members are encouraged to secure their office spaces and personal belongings within their respective work areas.

After regular 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 70 emergency blue light phones are strategically placed throughout campus, providing a direct line to our Public Safety personnel who will dispatch a public safety officer. All emergency blue light phones are tested once per semester by DPS, and information about any non-working device is forwarded 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 4,000 students.  Access to residence halls is restricted to residents, their approved guests, 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 desk attendants, individually keyed residences with deadbolts, and external door prop alarm systems. Selected rooms in the residence halls are equipped with duress buttons that signal directly to Public Safety. Emergencies occurring on campus can be reported to DPS by calling 410-617-5911.

Each resident’s access card allows entrance into approved residence halls. Additionally, students are provided with individual residence hall room keys, which provide an added security layer. Evergreen cards and individual room keys may not be loaned to friends or roommates and are always expected to be kept in their possession. 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 behavior or unauthorized individuals in residence halls.

DPS officers patrol residence halls regularly 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 lobby desks. Student room doors should always be locked even when occupied. Residents are reminded to observe all building security procedures and notify either Student Life staff or DPS when unfamiliar individuals or unusual occurrences occur within residence halls or apartments. Residence hall directors, graduate resident coordinators, and student resident advisors, who are Loyola’s Student Life members, live on campus within residence halls and provide 24-hour staff coverage.

To enhance safety at the Evergreen Campus, each officer is assigned a particular patrol 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 common residence hall laundry rooms are equipped with emergency call phones that directly 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 appropriate exterior lighting. DPS works closely with Facilities Management to promptly address burned out lights and other physical conditions to enhance safety and security.

Requested or routine maintenance for employee/ student residences are coordinated through the Facilities Department. Requests 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 dispatch 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 technicians wear attire identifying themselves as Loyola University Maryland staff members. All approved contractors have completed a background check through their owning company. Procedures for gaining entrance into a campus staff residence will be facilitated through DPS, who, in turn, will dispatch personnel to unlock or disarm the residence and admit the individual(s) into the residence requesting/needing maintenance. DPS will then return after the work order has been completed to secure and rearm the residence.

Belvedere Clinical Center

The Belvedere Clinical Center campus is in Northern Baltimore City and is only accessible to students and staff 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 dispatch center. There are no residence halls at the Belvedere Clinical center.

Loyola University maintains the Belvedere campus facilities in a manner that minimizes hazardous and unsafe conditions. Parking lots and pathways are illuminated with appropriate lighting. DPS works closely with Event Services and 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-hours access is provided to approved students and staff via access cards.  Office suites, individual offices, and student work-study areas are secured by electronic access and conventional keys.  Staff members are encouraged to secure their office spaces and personal belongings within their respective work areas.  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 the Columbia campus facilities in a manner that minimizes hazardous and unsafe conditions.  Parking lots and pathways are illuminated with appropriate 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 regular business hours. After-hours access is provided to approved students and staff via Evergreen access cards. Office suites, individual offices, and student work-study areas are secured by electronic access and conventional keys. Staff members are encouraged to secure their office spaces and personal belongings within their respective work areas. 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 the Timonium campus to minimize hazardous and unsafe conditions.  Parking lots and pathways are illuminated with appropriate lighting. DPS works closely with Event Services onsite management and Facilities staff to address physical conditions that enhance safety and security.

Leuven Campus – Loyola House

The Leuven facility comprises two connected buildings that house 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—the main entrance and a side entrance to the connected building. All buildings are accessed by electronic access 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 controls granting or 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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