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  1. How safe is the campus?
    Colorado college is a relatively safe campus which is located in a neighborhood that borders downtown Colorado Springs.  The campus is in an urban setting and is not secluded.  The college has historically been less susceptible to many violent crimes more prevalent in our principal cities and at larger college.  However, one’s own safety should not be overlooked no matter where you are.  We urge all members of the campus community to take responsibility to assist in safeguarding our community.
  2. Where is the Campus Safety office located?
    The Campus Safety office is located in the center of the student residences, on the southeast corner of the Edith Gaylord House (1124 N. Cascade).  The office is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  3. What is the staffing of the Campus Safety department?
    The Campus Safety department consists of 18 Safety Officers which patrol the campus by foot, in carts and in vehicles.  Colorado College Safety officers are not police officers and do not have powers of arrest.  Four shifts work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Campus Safety Department reports to the Vice-President for Student Life.
  4. What safety programs and services are available on campus?
    Several safety programs and services are available on campus:  A “Whistle Stop” program, “Safe Ride” program, “Self Defense” programs, “Emergency Call Box” program, “Safety Lighting” program, “Safety Inspections” program, “VAT Student Contacts” program, “SARC” (Sexual Assault Response Coordinator), Security/Safety Tips over campus e-mail, Timely Warnings/Security Alert Notices and Flash Messages, and Residence Hall programs.  All these programs and services are described in the campus safety information handbook which is disseminated annually to all staff and students.
  5. What is the Campus Safety’s relationship with the Colorado Springs Police Department?
    Colorado College has formed a cooperative relationship with the Colorado Springs Police Department.  Colorado Springs Police help in patrolling the campus at those times when there is a higher likelihood of incidents.  For instance, on Friday and Saturday nights, a Colorado Springs Police Officer patrols throughout the campus and the immediate surrounding neighborhoods.
  6. What should I do if I see suspicious or dangerous activity?
    If you observe suspicious or dangerous activity immediately contact security at extension 6707 or an emergency call box.  Always give your location and nature of the activity and be prepared to respond to the dispatcher’s questions or instructions.
  7. What should I do in case of a campus emergency?
    In case of a campus emergency contact Campus Safety at the emergency number, extension 6911.  If an individual requires immediate medical attention or you observe an actual fire in progress, first contact 911 and then contact Campus Safety. 
  8. Where do I obtain information concerning parking on campus?
    Visit the “Parking Information” page.