Security & Safety

The Department of Campus Safety and Security is committed to working with the PAFA community to maintain excellence in public safety services and to promote an atmosphere that is beneficial to all.

2019-2020 Annual Security Report

Emergency Closing & Inclement Weather Policy

General Safety Guidelines

Shelter-In-Place Procedures

Infection Control Plan


Hours of Operation

The Campus Safety & Security Office is open for general business Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM. in the Historic Landmark Building.

To contact an officer after business hours, community members should dial (215) 972-2073 or (215) 972-2074 or use extension 2073/2074 from on-campus locations.

Reporting Unusual or Suspicious Activity

All students, faculty, staff, and guests are expected to report unusual or suspicious incidents immediately to Campus Safety & Security. The department will dispatch an officer to evaluate the situation. If necessary, we will contact the appropriate authorities.

Crime Prevention and Education

PAFA is continually developing new safety programs and resources, which focus on creating a safe and secure campus environment. Some of the services available through Campus Safety & Security include:

  • Emergency telephones are provided throughout the campus. Red emergency phones and security cameras are also located strategically across campus. All equipment is monitored 24 hours a day by security.
  • Crime alerts are issued when deemed necessary through the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. Students are officially notified via email and/or voicemail.
  • A shuttle service provides transportation to specific locations around Philadelphia. The service, which is administered by Campus Safety and Security, operates 5 days a week when classes are scheduled. Call (215) 972-2100 for information on times, cancellation and routes.

During Orientation, the Director of Campus Safety & Security reviews with all incoming students the security procedures and services, including emergency evacuations, incident reporting procedures, building access and safety guidelines. The Student Handbook, given to every student, and the Annual Security Report further outline the services and policies around safety and security. Every student has quick access to important safety phone numbers, campus crime statistics, community support services, and hotlines, and incident procedures.