Message from the Director of Public Safety

At Rosemont College, we prioritize the safety and security of our campus community above all else. 
Our mission is to foster a secure environment where all individuals can pursue their academic and personal goals without fear or hindrance. 

Through proactive measures, collaboration, and continuous improvement, we are dedicated to:

  • Ensuring the physical safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus grounds.
  • Promoting a culture of respect, inclusivity, and accountability that values the dignity and rights of every individual.
  • Implementing comprehensive emergency preparedness plans and providing timely response to any crisis or threat.
  • Educating our community on best practices for personal safety, crime prevention, and emergency procedures.
  • Collaborating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and community partners to enhance campus security and address safety concerns effectively.
  • Continuously evaluating and adapting our policies, procedures, and resources to meet evolving safety needs and challenges.
  • Cultivating a supportive and transparent environment where concerns regarding safety are addressed promptly and with sensitivity.

Through unwavering dedication to these principles, Rosemont College strives to create an environment where everyone can thrive academically, professionally, and personally, knowing that their safety and well-being are our utmost priority.


Director:  William R. Applegate

If a situation arises on or around campus, including weather-related events, that could potentially threaten the health or safety of Rosemont community members, senior administrators of the College and members of Public Safety are immediately summoned as part of Rosemont's crisis response procedure. This group determines the appropriate actions to be taken, using Rosemont College's Emergency Preparedness Plan as its basis and guideline.
Campus advisory action may include:
  • Deployment of Public Safety officers
  • Engagement of law enforcement officials, if appropriate
  • Cancellation of classes
  • Patrol of the campus perimeter
  • Closing of roads and entrances onto campus
  • Lockdown of campus buildings and residence halls
  • Evacuation of campus buildings and residence halls


In the event of a Campus Advisory, an effective College-wide communications process is vital in order to provide the greatest safety possible for our students, faculty, and staff.

We will use all available means of communications in a Campus Advisory situation, including text messaging via E2Campus, telephone, the Web site, iWay, and e-mail. The College will also implement on-site personal contacts by utilizing Public Safety officers and other College staff and officials.

The communications tools may include:

Rosemont Web Site,
Critical information is posted on the College's home page and may be viewed both internally (students, faculty, and staff) and externally (parents, alumni, and other constituents)
Broadcast e-mails are sent to Rosemont students, faculty, and staff, as well as alumni, if appropriate.
Relevant information may be posted on the College's internal iWay portal.
Broadcast voice mails are sent to faculty, staff, and can be accessed both on and off campus through their individual voicemail; emergency phones are installed in all residence halls and are operational for campus calling, 800 number calling, 911 emergency and contacting Public Safety directly.
Information is also recorded on the Rosemont College main telephone number 610-527-0200; this information is accessible from on or off campus to any constituent, including parents.
Important emergency alerts, notifications and updates are sent to all registered devices, including cell phone (via SMS/texting); email account (work, home, other); smartphone/PDA (BlackBerry, Treo & and other handhelds); pager
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Any safety alerts will be sent out via E2Campus notifications and the Raven Safe App

Report a crime or emergency:
  • on or off campus dial  "911"
  • Public Safety office direct dial  "610-527-1038"  from any phone
  • Non-Emergency on campus dial "2555"  from any college phone line.
3106 - Director of Public Safety
2556 - Public Safety Administrator
2554 - Public Safety Administrator
2152 - Director of Facilities
2400 - Dean of Students 
2401 - Director of Residence Life
2462 - Assistant Director  Of Residence Life
2420 - Wellness Center 
2416 - Counseling Services 

Lower Merion Township Police Department: 

EmergencyDIAL  911

General Information: 610-649-1000

Superintendent of Police: 610-645-6270

Operations Division Command: 610-645-6270

Staff Services Command: 610-645-6250
Woman's Center of Montgomery County:
Norristown: (610) 270-1548
Pottstown: (610) 970-7363
Jenkintown: (215) 885-5020
Victim Services Center of Montgomery County:
Serious Crimes Hotline: (610) ASSIST -
Sexual Assault Hotline: 610) 277-5200
Victim Services: (610) 277-0932

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Title Description File type

Parking Rules, Regulations and Campus Map with Parking Indicated

A printable summary / overview of the vehicle and parking regulations for Rosemont College property.

(.pdf, 309K)


Overview of the Department of Public Safety

(.pdf, 371K)

Online Crime Report

Anyone encountering a situation that requires immediate assistance should call Public Safety at 610-527-1038 or dial 911.

You may submit this report anonymously if you do not wish to provide a name or other identifying information at this time. However, the nature of anonymous reports makes responsive actions more difficult and at times, impossible.


This report is provided as a special service for those who wish to report criminal activity occurring on the Rosemont campus or the immediate area surrounding the campus, and is not intended to replace the normal crime reporting process.


Do not send emergency or crisis information, or situations needing an immediate response by Public Safety through this link. Fields marked with an asterisk require information. Confidential reports of crime are accepted.