Crime Prevention and Safety Awareness Programs
Safe Ride Program: Call Campus Safety for Assistance
The Safe Ride Program, in partnership with UBER Business is to ensure the safe return to campus if a student is stranded off campus. Any BMC student can simply contact Campus Safety at 610-526-7911 and request a transport. The Campus Safety Communications Officer/dispatcher will contact UBER Business and authorize the transport. The cost of the UBER will be charged to the student's account.
Lantern Shuttle Service
For information on the after-hours campus transportation service, visit the Lantern Shuttle page.
Dorm Safety Meetings/Hangouts
There are many dorm safety meetings.hangouts during the academic year (formerly called Safe-Teas) where Campus Safety is invited by the HA’s and or DLT’s to discuss safety issues on campus or within the dormitory. Students are strongly encouraged to come together to participate and contribute since this is an open forum type discussion. Campus Safety Officers exchange ideas and information including safety awareness topics to students, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, alcohol awareness, identity theft and social media hot topics.
Forming a partnership with the students is an essential goal of the department and benefits the entire community.
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.
Self Defense Classes for Women
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."