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
2016–There were no reported crimes related to Clery Act..
2015–There were no reported crimes related to Clery Act.
2014—Liquor laws (3)

Cecil Township Police Department (Southpointe Campus)
There were no crimes related to Clery Act for 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Wilkins Township (Monroeville Campus)
There were no crimes related to Clery Act for 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Adams Township (Cranberry Campus)
There were no crimes related to Clery Act for 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Part I Offenses

Classification of Offenses 2014 2015 2016
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) 0 0 0 0 0 0
By Force 0 0 0 0 0 0
Assault to Rape Attempts 0 0 0 0 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 1 52 2 107
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
Violence Against Women Act 0 0 0 0 0 0
Strong arm (hands, feet, etc.) 0 0 1 52 0 0
Other assaults: not aggravated 0 0 0 0 2 107
Burglary (total) 1 47 0 0 1 53
Forcible entry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unlawful entry - no force 1 47 0 0 1 53
Attempted forcible entry 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larceny/Theft 5 236 6 312 2 107
Motor Vehicle Theft (total) 1 47 0 0 0 0
Autos 1 47 0 0 0 0
Trucks & Buses 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other vehicles 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 2 94 1 52 0 0
TOTAL PART I OFFENSES 9 424 8 416 5 267

Part II Offenses

Classification of Offenses 2014 2015 2016
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 6 283 1 52 3 160
Weapons, Carrying, Possess, etc. 1 47 0 0 0 0
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) 6 283 3 156 10 534
Sale/Man: Opium-Cocaine 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sale/Man: Marijuana 0 0 3 156 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 5 236 0 0 5 267
Possession: Synthetic 0 0 0 0 0 0
Possession: Other 1 47 0 0 5 267
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 1 53
Liquor Law Violations 26 1226 31 1610 39 2081
Drunkenness 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disorderly Conduct 6 283 2 104 1 53
Vagrancy 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Other Offenses (except traffic) 3 141 6 312 9 480
TOTAL PART II OFFENSES 48 2263 39 2027 63 3361
TOTAL CRIMINAL OFFENSES 57 2687 43 2235 68 3628
FTE's 2121 1924 1874

FTE includes all Full-Time and .5 per Part-Time students and employees for main campus and additional sites.

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

2016

Date Occured

Time Occured 

Location

Description

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

2015

Date Occured

Time Occured 

Location

Description

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

2014

Date Occured

Time Occured 

Location

Description

3-23-2014

 5:45 p.m.

Willison Hall

 Dryer - Lint Fire

Facility Staging Areas Fire Alarm Monitoring Done On-Site (by DPS) Full Sprinkler System Smoke Detection Fire Extinguisher Devices Evacuation Plans & Placards Evacuation (Fire) Drills Each Calendar Year
164 First Ave. Maintenance Lot X X X X 2
50 Franklin Str. Armory Lot X X X X 2
54 Franklin Str. Armory Lot X X X X 2
153 Franklin Str. 162 Franklin Street X X X X 2
162 Franklin Str. 153 Franklin Street X X X X 2
402 Morris Str. GPAC Lot X X X X 2
409 Morris Str. Maintenance Lot X X X X 2
503 Morris Str. West Lawn Area X X X X 2
354 Richhill Str. 387 Richhill Street X X X X 2
366 Richhill Str. 387 Richhill Street X X X X 2
376 Richhill Str. 387 Richhill Street X X X X 2
387 Richhill Str. 388 Richill Street X X X X 2
388 Richhill Str. 387 Richhill Street X X X X 2
176 Second Ave. Apartment #440 Parking Lot (Behind the house) X X X X 2
64 Wayne Str. Monument Park X X X X 2
74 Wayne Str. Monument Park X X X X 2
84 Wayne Str. Monument Park X X X X 2
Denny Hall Commons Area/Roberts Chapel Steps/Burns Parking Lot X X X X X 2
Burns Hall Denny Hall Parking Lot/West Ray/Roberts Chapel X X X X X 2
Ray Hall Sayers Parking Lot/Burns Hall/East Ray X X X X X 2
Sayers East West Parking Lot/Stover Center/Ray Hall Lawn Area X X X X X 2
Sayers South West Parking Lot/Stover Center/Flag Post in Front of Library X X X X X 2
Sayers West East Parking Lot/Stover Center/Flag Post in Front of Library X X X X X 2
Pollock Hall Monument Park/Thayer Hall Lot X X X X X 2
Thayer Hall West End of Lot/East Park X X X X X 2
Martin Hall Monument Park/Lower Martin Parking Lot X X X X X 2
Willison Hall East Parking Lot/Bank Lot/Stewart Hall Parking Area X X X X X 2