Your Right to Know
Holy Family University, in compliance with the College and University Security Act of 1988 (PA) and the federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, provides the following information and statistics on the frequency of crime, known and reported, on and off campus, as well as crime prevention policies, procedures and educational programs that the University has in place to ensure the public safety of its community.
The Public Safety Department at Holy Family reports to the Office of the Vice-President for Student Services. The department's management team consists of a Director of Public Safety and sixteen (16) full and part-time public safety officers.
Emergency Call Boxes
The University provides emergency call boxes throughout the campus for safety and convenience. These emergency call boxes, when activated, automatically contact a public safety officer and notify him or her of the caller's exact location. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to learn the location of the emergency call boxes and to use them for all security-related and emergency communications. Public safety officers respond 24 hours a day, every day.
Any problems regarding the condition and/or use of the emergency call boxes should be forwarded to the Director of Public Safety immediately by calling 267-341-3642.
Upon request, the Public Safety Department is available to provide walking escorts to all Holy Family students, faculty, staff, and visitors, 24 hours a day, every day, to any location on campus, including the duplexes. Call 267-341-3361 or 267-341-5011 to request an escort.
All current Holy Family students, faculty, and staff are issued identification cards for entering campus buildings and events, as well as for access to many University services. All University faulty, staff, and students may be required to produce a proper Holy Family ID upon request from security or a University official when on any University-owned property.
The Public Safety Department, as part of its Campus Security Awareness program, offers members of the Holy Family community the opportunity to register their bikes. Although the program is not specifically designed to prevent the theft of bikes from campus, it should heighten the awareness of the University community, while deterring would-be thieves.
Crime-prevention seminars and orientations are conducted at the start of each semester and periodically throughout the year for all students and employees. Crime prevention publications are available from the Public Safety Department and distributed to the campus community periodically throughout the year.