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 offices are located at 439 W. 4th Street. 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 sixty 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.

Ten 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 
Bicycle registration (no fee)

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Transylvania University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for viewing and/or printing.

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Transylvania University; and on public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters.

The Transylvania University Department of Public Safety Daily Crime Log can be found online. This log contains all of Transylvania University Department of Public Safety's activities such as reports taken and arrests made, as well as any incidents reported to the designated Campus Security Authorities.

Additionally, crimes occurring on University property that are reported to the LFUCG PD are included on this log once the University is notified by the LFUCG PD. This site is updated every twenty-four (24) hours. Additionally, a printed log containing Transylvania University Department of Public Safety activity is maintained by the Department of Public Safety Office and is available for viewing at all times.

If you would like a printed version of the report or if you have any questions, please contact Transylvania University Department of Public Safety at 859-233-8118 or dps@transy.edu.

Campus 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.

2018 Clery Act report

2017 Clery Act report

2016 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 Amber Morgan or call her at (859) 233-8502.

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 60 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

Campus Emergency Response Manual (CERM)

Campus Security Authority Incident Form