Safety Information

A Secure Campus

Transylvania is committed to keeping its campus safe. Working together, the university's professionally trained officers in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and well-qualified residence life staff—in concert with safety-conscious students—help ensure that individuals and their possessions are secure. Incidence of on-campus crime is very low.

T-Alerts keep you informed

If there is an emergency on campus, critical information is communicated via loudspeakers in residence halls and other buildings, via email messages to all Transylvania addresses, and via text messages to cell phones of all those who have registered their numbers with the T-Alert emergency system (register on campus only). Emergency information will also be available on the Transylvania website.

Public Safety officer and student in golf cart

Our safety officers are always available

The Department of Public Safety has its offices in the back lobby of Forrer Hall, the main women's residence hall. Officers patrol the campus by foot, bicycle, and automobile 24 hours a day.

Students or university employees can request a safety escort any time, day or night. A public safety officer will escort them by car, golf cart, or on foot within approximately one block of the campus. 

The campus is designed for safety

Transylvania's campus is well lighted, especially parking lots and frequently traveled pathways. The facilities management staff inspects facilities regularly and responds immediately to reports of potential safety and security hazards.

Over seventy emergency red phones are available in buildings or outside locations across campus. Anyone concerned about his or her personal safety or any other potentially hazardous situation can simply lift the receiver to automatically connect to DPS.

Nine automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are also available across the campus. Public safety staff and others are trained in the use of the devices.

Students are allowed to park a vehicle on campus, provided the vehicle displays a valid parking permit obtained from DPS. Parking regulations emphasize vehicle security.

We also encourage students to bring a bicycle to campus. Bicycles are also required to be registered with DPS.
Vehicle registration (payment required)
Bicycle registration (no fee)

You can review safety records

DPS maintains a daily log of safety incidents and fires and annually reports crime statistics and security information according to the federal Clery Act and Kentucky’s Minger Act.

2017 Clery Act report

2016 Clery Act report

2015 Clery Act report


2017 Minger Act report

2016 Minger Act report

2015 Minger Act report

Biennial Alcohol Report

Information pertaining to registered sex offenders is available from the Kentucky State Police.

Preventing Sexual Violence

Transylvania offers a variety of safety education programs, including several related to preventing sexual violence . We are compliant with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and strive to eliminate hostile environments resulting from sexual harassment, sexual violence or other forms of gender-based discrimination.

For questions, email Ashley Hinton-Moncer or call her at (859) 233-8854.

If you would like to talk to someone on the Transylvania campus about a specific issue, refer to our convenient list of contacts.

Emergencies: 859-233-8118

Or simply lift the receiver on any of over 70 red phones available in buildings or outside locations across campus to automatically connect to DPS. A blue light above each outdoor emergency phone makes it easily identifiable at night.

To text a message or tip directly to the DPS staff—
DPS Text-a-Tip: (859) 351-7343

Local police: 911 or (859) 258-3600

Emergency numbers

Emergency response plan

Campus Security Authority Incident Form