Campus Security

CAMPUS SECURITY

At the University of Valley Forge (UVF), we understand that your safety is your number one priority and that’s why we make it ours. Campus Security is on duty 24 hours a day to provide an immediate response to all emergencies and to contact appropriate emergency-response personnel if ever needed. There is a campus-wide Emergency Notification System, ID card access locks for residence halls, and surveillance cameras in strategic areas around campus.

When people ask what students can do to enhance their safety, we have a simple response: the single best way to stay safe on campus is by observing common sense. (Please refer to the Safety Tips for All College Students listed below.)

Safety Tips for All College Students

  • Make the call. Program the number of your college’s campus safety department into your cell phone so you have it at your fingertips in the event of an emergency on campus. If you see a crime in progress or even something suspicious, don’t hesitate – make the call.

 

  • Don’t walk alone. If your college has a safety escort service, take advantage of it or walk with friends or classmates.

 

  • Protect your property. Never leave items like your backpack, laptop, or cell phone unattended – even if it’s just for a minute. Make it a habit to take these valuables with you.

 

  • Report solicitors. Magazine subscriptions, donation requests, spa packages, and even money-now schemes are some of the common methods criminals use to take your money. Avoid solicitor’s scams by politely saying no and immediately notifying campus security. Never provide a solicitor with your personal information.
  • Grab it. Close it. Lock it. College parking lots and structures are common targets for thieves. Never leave valuables in your car or items in plain view. Take items like GPS devices, removable stereo faceplates, and electronics with you. Make sure your windows are up and the doors are locked. Apply a security device or set the alarm.

 

  • Keep your dorm locked. Even if you’re going next door to a friend’s room, always grab your keys and lock the door. A propped door is a perfect target for would-be thieves and allows them quick and easy access to your belongings. If your room has additional doors and windows, always be sure they are closed and locked as well.

 

  • Keep your residence hall secured. Be sure not to prop open residence hall doors and report any unlocked exterior doors to campus security immediately.

To download and view UVF’s Annual Security Report & Annual Fire Safety Report PDF, click here.

UVF’s Missing Student Policy PDF can be viewed by clicking here.

Parking on Campus

Students may park in spaces designated “General/Student Parking.” All students with vehicles must obtain a parking permit. To obtain a permit, the student must provide the Student Life Office with a completed Vehicle Registration Form. Visitors staying on campus overnight or for more than one day must obtain a visitor’s parking permit for their vehicle by registering with the RA of the residence hall in which they will be staying. Overnight guests with visitor’s permits can park in “General/Student Parking.” Vehicles without a permit are subject to fines and towing at the owner’s expense.

 

Interested in bringing a car to campus? Read our Vehicle Policies.