The Mission of Campus Safety is to monitor, secure, report, and enhance the living, learning, and working experience at Goshen College. In partnership with the community that we serve, we are committed to the philosophy of “Community Care-taking” and working with local police, fire department, students, staff and faculty to build lasting partnerships.
Who should I call if I become aware of an emergency or potential crisis?
Your primary concern is to save lives and prevent injury, so call 911 immediately.
When you become aware of an obvious emergency on campus (e.g., fire, gas leak, injured person), you should:
- Call 911, stating your name, location, and nature of incident, and then
- Immediately call Campus Safety at extension 7599. The role of Campus Safety is to monitor and report, not function as “first responders.” They will immediately ask if 911 has been notified.
In either situation, Campus Safety will then notify the designated campus contact according to the situation. Should the emergency have the potential of becoming a crisis, the Crisis Management Coordinator (CMC) will be contacted. The CMC, in consultation with either a Crisis Management Team (CMT) member and/or the President (when appropriate and possible), will determine whether the situation is an emergency or a crisis.
Reporting Crimes and Harassment
If you experience personal threats or harassment, receive harassing phone calls, or are the victim of a theft, assault, or other crime, report it immediately to Campus Safety. In most cases, it may also be appropriate to file a report with the Goshen Police Department. A Campus Safety officer will assist students, faculty, staff, and community in notifying the police.
Campus Safety Resource Links
Grant Temporary Permission to students after hours access to Academic Buildings. (Faculty and Staff Form Only)
Health Emergency Contact Information
In the event of a mental health emergency, please contact your Residence Life Coordinator or the Director of Counseling Services. At night and over weekends a Residence Life Coordinator will contact an on-call counselor. In the case of an emotional emergency and campus help is not available, contact Oaklawn at 574-533-1234.
Goshen First Aid Ambulance — 911 or 9-911
Campus Safety — 574-535-7599
Goshen General Hospital ER — 574-533-2141
Goshen Police Department Non-Emergency Dispatch — 574-533-4151
On-Call Administrator (OCRD) — 574-535-6273