Safety and Security Information

Waynesburg University is located in the small community of Waynesburg within Greene County in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. The University enrolls approximately 2,400 students with approximately 1,000 living in residence halls or in special interest campus houses. There are approximately 430 non-student employees working for the University in various faculty, administrative and service positions. All employees of the University are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of Waynesburg University. As a result of the small community atmosphere both within the University and the town, individuals find Waynesburg University to be a very pleasant and peaceful place to live.

Personnel

Waynesburg University utilizes the service of a private full-service security corporation. The Public Safety personnel are uniformed officers present on campus and at site events. Public Safety personnel receive initial training in criminal law, traffic and crowd control, and the use of fire-fighting equipment. While employed at the campus, they receive continuing education in C.P.R./First Aid, University Policies and Procedures, Emergency Procedures for maintenance, fire, police, and medical assistance. They also receive training on issues related to problems typical of university campuses. The director of Public Safety supervises all Public Safety personnel and is available at any time when needed. He serves as the liaison between the University and the state and local police departments.

General Security Procedures

Public Safety personnel are available at all times on the campus for the assistance of the students and staff. Any victim of a campus violation or crime may report the incident to on duty public safety personnel or to the Director of Public Safety. Victims of a crime occurring on campus are notified of their rights and responsibilities in reporting the violation to the local authorities. Although public safety personnel are available to investigate incidents and follow up on possible violations, it is not intended to be a substitute for the local police.
Public Safety personnel make regular rounds of the campus throughout each evening. In their normal foot patrol of the campus, all buildings, residence halls and academic buildings are checked to insure that all buildings are locked at the proper times and that they remain closed throughout the evening. Public Safety personnel may request identification of any unknown person they witness on the campus. Students are required to supply public safety personnel with their student identification card upon request. All other visitors are required to verify the student with whom they are visiting.
For emergency assistance, Public Safety personnel may always be reached by calling their campus extension 303. In addition, the on duty Resident Director has immediate access to all Public Safety personnel by radio. When needed, transportation to Southwest Regional Medical Center is provided when requested by the University Health Center.
In the event of an emergency requiring the cancellation of classes or closure of the campus, public radio stations will be notified and electronic messages will be distributed.
All safety reports are filed with both the Director of Public Safety and the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration. In addition, crime statistics are maintained and reported in the format required by the Pennsylvania State Police.
The Director of Public Safety reports to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration within the University structure. He also works closely with the Waynesburg Borough Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police Department. The Public Safety Office and personnel always cooperate with any state police agency and maintain an excellent working relationship with the Waynesburg Borough Police. If a situation requires assistance, local or State Police may be called to campus.

Residence Halls

In each residence hall, all individual rooms have individual locks with keys/cards only given to those residents of that room. Rooms are only opened for those students who live in that room or by permission of those who live there.
All residence halls are locked at all times. Residents receive a key/card for their individual room and a key/card for the outside door to their halls. Any attempt to force open locked doors or to keep locked doors ajar will be considered a university violation and will result in disciplinary action.
During the regular breaks in the academic year, residence halls are locked by the outside doors. Students are encouraged to take any particularly valuable items home with them. During that time, public safety officers continue to check and patrol the residence halls regularly. Entrance to the residence halls during that time occurs only by permission of the Director of Housing or Dean of Students.

Campus Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, Waynesburg University has established a system to notify the campus community through electronic and cellular communication. Students, faculty and staff are highly encouraged to create a use account for the e2campus notification system, located on the myConnect page.

Emergency Telephone Numbers

Waynesburg University Public Safety
724-852-3303 or ext. 303

Waynesburg University Switchboard
724-627-8191

Waynesburg Borough Police Dept.
724-852-2911 or 724-627-8113

Waynesburg Volunteer Fire Dept.
724-627-5426 or 1-911

Missing Persons Procedures

Students are encouraged to provide the institution with contact information for a person to be notified in the event that the student is officially reported as missing. The information provided to Waynesburg University by the student is strictly confidential.

If the University administration determines that a student, for whom a missing person report has been filed, has been missing for more than 24 hours, the University will move forward with the following procedures:

  1. Notify the individual identified by the student to be contacted in this circumstance;
  2. If the student is under 18 years old, notify a parent or guardian; and
  3. Notify appropriate law enforcement, in cases where the student is over 18 and has not identified a person to be contacted

Crime Statistics

Crime statistics are provided separately and are available from the Student Services Office or the Department of Public Safety Office.

Waynesburg Borough Statistics
2014–Liquor laws (3).
2013–There were no reported crimes related to Clery Act.
2012—There were no reported crimes related to Clery Act
2011—Disorderly conduct (1), theft (4), vandalism (3), liquor laws (7)
2010—Assault (1), theft (1), vandalism (1),liquor laws (2)

Cecil Township Police Department (Southpointe Campus)
There were no crimes related to Clery Act for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Wilkins Township (Monroeville Campus)
There were no crimes related to Clery Act for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Adams Township (Cranberry Campus)
There were no crimes related to Clery Act for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Part I Offenses

Classification of Offenses 2012 2013 2014
Known Offenses Index per
100,000
Known Offenses Index per
100,000
Known Offenses Index per
100,000
Criminal Homicide (total) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murder & Nonnegligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rape (Total) 1 51 2 104 0 0
By Force 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assault to Rape Attempts 0 0 2 104 0 0
Robbery (Total) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Firearm 0 0 0 0 0 0
Knife or Cutting Instrument 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other dangerous weapon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Strong arm (hands, feet, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assault (total) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Firearm 0 0 0 0 0 0
Knife or Cutting Instrument 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other dangerous weapon 0 0 0 0 0 0
Strong arm (hands, feet, etc.) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other assaults: not aggravated 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary (total) 0 0   0 1 47
Forcible entry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unlawful entry - no force 0 0 0 0 1 47
Attempted forcible entry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larceny/Theft 18 920 5 259 5 236
Motor Vehicle Theft (total) 0 0 0 0 1 47
Autos 0 0 0 0 1 47
Trucks & Buses 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 2 94
TOTAL PART I OFFENSES 19 971 7 362 9 424

Part II Offenses

Classification of Offenses 2012 2013 2014
Known Offenses Index per
100,000
Known Offenses Index per
100,000
Known Offenses Index per
100,000
Forgery & Counterfeiting 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fraud 0 0 0 0 0 0
Embezzlement 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stolen Prop., Possess., Buying 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vandalism 7 358 10 518 6 283
Weapons, Carrying, Possess, etc. 0 0 0 0 1 47
Prostitution & Commercialized Vice 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses (except 02 and 160) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Abuse Violations (total) 4 204 7 362 6 283
Sale/Man: Opium-Cocaine 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sale/Man: Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sale/Man: Synthetic 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sale/Man: Other 0 0 0 0 0 0
Possession: Opium-Cocaine 0 0 0 0 0 0
Possession: Marijuana 4 204 7 362 5 236
Possession: Synthetic 0 0 0 0 0 0
Possession: Other 0 0 0 0 1 47
Gambling (total) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Book Making 0 0 0 0 0 0
Numbers, etc. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0
Offenses Against Family & Children 0 0 0 0 0 0
Driving Under the Influence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 11 562 30 1553 26 1226
Drunkenness 4 204 0 0 0 0
Disorderly Conduct 7 358 2 104 6 283
Vagrancy 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Other Offenses (except traffic) 0 0 0 0 3 141
TOTAL PART II OFFENSES 33 1686 49 2536 48 2263
TOTAL CRIMINAL OFFENSES 52 2657 56 2899 57 2687

*Total Number of FTE's used

Act 73

Waynesburg University reports annually its full compliance with Pennsylvania Act 73 – the College and University Security Information Act

Annual Fire Safety Report

The Department of Public Safety and residence life staff perform a maximum of two (2) fire drills per residence hall annually. All security and residence life staff are trained in fire suppression and fire safety by the local fire department. For a statistical report of campus fires since 2009, refer to the Department of Public Safety Information Report, available in the Office of Student Services.

Fire Log

2011

Date Occured

Time Occured 

Location

Description

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

2012

Date Occured

Time Occured 

Location

Description

 9-28-2012

 11:25 p.m.

 Denny Hall

Baking Cookies

2013

Date Occured

Time Occured 

Location

Description

 10-13-2013

 10:10 a.m.

 402 Morris Street

 Electrical (Oven Hood)

 9-24-2013

 2:00 p.m.

 West Hall Kitchen

 Burnt Pan

2014

Date Occured

Time Occured 

Location

Description

3-23-2014

 5:45 p.m.

Willison Hall

 Dryer - Lint Fire