Housing Safety and SecurityWorcester Campus Life
A sense of home begins with security.
Each of the University’s five housing facilities on our Worcester, MA, campus has active security measures to help keep residents safe.
At the Thomas Henry Borysek Living & Learning Center and 10 Lincoln Square, which house both classrooms and residences, public safety officers greet students, check IDs, and monitor cameras 24 hours a day. Residents have secure access to the main residence door, their assigned floor on the elevator, and their rooms.
Students have key access to the building and their rooms at the Lancaster and Salisbury and Main Street facilities. Residence Life staff members live in these buildings to serve as a helpful resource to students, help ensure their safety and well-being, and organize community-building events.
All common areas in these buildings are equipped with security cameras and monitored by public safety officers.
Creating a safe community, face to face.
Students, faculty, and staff are on a first-name basis with the Worcester Public Safety team. Our public safety officers regularly greet students, create relationships, and stay visible as part of the campus community. By building trust and familiarity, students can feel comfortable approaching officers with any issue, no matter how big or small.
Shining a light on safety outdoors.
Strategic lighting, public safety patrolling, and camera monitoring are just a few ways we help secure the campus outside our buildings. Blue lights and callboxes around campus and in parking lots serve as a visible deterrent and a quick way to contact public safety officers. Parking lots are well-lit, fenced, and monitored by cameras. Our campus is across the street from the Worcester police station and the courthouse.
Studying late? Call an escort.
Public Safety offers walking escorts between campus buildings by request. Students can request escort services from any public safety desk or by calling 508-373-5800
Check-in with Public Safety as you come and go.
The Worcester campus is a closed environment, and everyone entering must pass the public safety desk. Faculty, staff, and student have free access to the campus with lanyard IDs. Visitors, including clinic patients, must stop and check in with the public safety officers.
Keeping a finger on the pulse of the community.
Our public safety staff regularly communicates with the Worcester police and other college and university public safety teams. This allows us to share information, trends, or patterns to work proactively to keep our campus secure. With a finger on the pulse of the greater community, we stay aware, alert, and prepared.