The Safe Ride Program, in partnership with Main Line Taxi ensures the safe return to campus in the event that a student is stranded off campus. Any BMC student who is stranded off campus simply contacts Campus Safety at 610-526-7911 and request a transport. The Campus Safety Communications Officer/dispatcher will contact Main Line Taxi and authorize the the transport. When the student is safely back on campus a voucher will be completed and the cost of the cab fare will be charged to the students account.
The Lantern Van runs Monday through Sunday between the hours of 7:00 PM and 1:00 am, during the academic year, except break periods. To request a ride call the Campus Safety Department at 610-526-7900. Student Drivers will be dispatched to pick-up from campus locations, the R-5 (Paoli Thorndale Line) Train Station and the R-100 (Norristown High Speed Line) Train Station only. Transportation Homepage
In conjunction with Operation Identification there are also dorm safety meetings where students meet Campus Safety Officers and exchange ideas and information. The meetings are requested to discuss safety issues on campus or within the dormitory. Students are strongly encouraged to participate and contribute. Forming a partnership with the students is an essential goal of the department and benefits the entire community.
The Campus Safety works closely with a students focused on reporting safety matters on campus and specifically within the residence halls. The C.O.P.S. are nominated as dorm representatives and there are two students who are elected as Co-heads to represent the group at SGA (Student Government Association). The Co-heads also have regular meetings with the Director of Operations, Campus Safety. The group also collaborates on bringing presenters to campus and identifying topics for general safety discussions.
The Campus Safety Department in conjunction with the C.O.P.S. group and H.A.'s (Hall Advisors) have initiated an adopt a dorm program. Campus Safety Officers are partnered the Hall Advisors and C.O.P.S. Rep. for specific residence hall(s) and communicate with them about safety issues or coordinate bringing guest speakers into the residence hall to discuss crime prevention or awareness.
There are six open forum discussions during the academic year aimed at awareness and providing safety information to students, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, alcohol awareness and identity theft.
Campus Safety also offers free bicycle registration for members of the Bryn Mawr College community. Once the form is completed a decal will be placed on the bicycle, which clearly marks the bike and is a deterrent to theft. A copy of the registration form will be on file with Campus Safety and the owner will retain a copy. Bicycle registration is an important prevention tool and in the unfortunate event that the bicycle is stolen the information can be shared with police.
Campus Safety has several engravers that can be signed out by members of the Bryn Mawr College community. The engravers are used to mark items such as computers, stereos and other valuables. In addition, to using the engravers Campus Safety will also furnish a form so that you can write down important serial numbers and model numbers. The engraving, serial numbers and make and model information are crucial to law enforcement agencies, in the event that your property is stolen.
Campus Safety offers self defense classes to the Bryn Mawr College community. Campus Safety provides certified instructors of the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems, which is an international program specifically designed for women. The program involves a two-fold process combining education and practical self defense techniques for women only. This system is taught at over 350 colleges and universities. The Objective is to: "Develop and enhance the options of self defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked".