Safety and Security Office

When you don’t know who to call, contact us for assistance.

Phone: 574-535-7599
Email: security@goshen.edu

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:

  1. Call 911, stating your name, location, and nature of incident, and then
  2. Immediately call Campus Security at extension 7599 (answered by the Student Life office during regular business hours). The role of Security is to monitor and report, not function as “first responders.” They will immediately ask if 911 has been notified.

When you becomes aware of a situation on campus that is an uncertain emergency (e.g., unfamiliar sounds coming from a mechanical area, activity in a building that would typically be locked), you should:

  1. Immediately call Campus Security at extension 7599. The role of Campus Security is to monitor and report, not function as “first responders.” They will immediately investigate and contact 911 if needed.

In either situation, Campus Security 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.