Report a Crime on Campus
(Students, Teaching Faculty & Community)
Campus Security Authorities
Clery Crime Reporting
(Student Life, Campus Safety, Athletics, Off-Site Coordinators)
Grant Temporary Permission to Students for after-hours access to Academic Buildings
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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.
Student Life and Campus Safety
Campus Safety is part of Student Life. The Director of Student Life Operations & Campus Safety supervises three full-time Campus Safety Officers and two additional part-time persons to patrol the campus and provide a variety of safety and security services. When the Student Life office is closed during nights and weekends, a safety officer patrols campus grounds.
In addition to the Director of Student Life Operations & Campus Safety business office hours, Campus Safety Officer personnel are on duty from 4:30 PM – 8:30 AM daily and 24 hours on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Campus Safety patrols the campus to serve as a deterrent to crime, secure buildings, enforce traffic regulations, confront suspicious persons and activities, record facility maintenance issues, assist persons who may need into locked buildings and provide escort services after dark upon request.
Campus Safety staff checks fire extinguishers monthly and assists residence hall staff with emergencies, disturbances, and enforcement of college policies.
Campus Safety Officers are always in uniform, and carry a radio-telephone with them. They are not armed and do not have law enforcement authority or the power to arrest. An excellent relationship exists between the College and the Goshen Police Department and Goshen Fire Department. Regular meetings occur between Campus Safety and Goshen Police officials on a formal and informal basis. Campus Safety Officers confer regularly with Goshen Police and the Director of Student Life Operations as responsibilities dictate around incidents that occur in and around the campus area.
There is no written memorandum of understanding between the Goshen Police Department and Campus Safety. When applicable, Campus Safety works with Goshen Hospital, Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.
Who should I call if I become aware of an emergency or potential crisis?
In all emergencies when the police, fire department, or an ambulance would be necessary–we recommend that all students, faculty, and staff call 911 first, and then notify Campus Safety at 574-535-7599. We recommend that you store the Campus Safety phone number to the contacts of your smartphone.
While Campus Safety Officers are not first responders, we do have the means to communicate timely warnings to the broader community instantly via e2Campus alerts when there is an active threat to campus.
Campus Safety should always be notified after your 911 call…
…if you call police or an ambulance onto campus
…observe a fire inside a campus building
…witness a crime take place
…encounter a hostile intruder
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.
Download the Goshen Police Department Active Shooter Training Audio
(March 27th, 2018)
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. We
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
On-Call Administrator (OCRD) — 574-326-5663
Campus Safety — 574-535-7599
Goshen General Hospital ER — 574-533-2141
Goshen Police Department Non-Emergency Dispatch — 574-533-4151
Nick Kauffman – Goshen Police Department Liason for Goshen College — 574-400-5178
Thanks for playing it safe!