Safety and SecurityWorcester Student Life
The MCPHS Department of Public Safety is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to personal and building-related emergencies. The Department of Public Safety responds to any type of safety issues and is responsible for Access Control, IDs, all key requests, parking enforcement, lost & found, and lockers. If you require any assistance in any of these areas, please do not hesitate to stop by the Public Safety Department located at the building entrances of 19 and 25 Foster Street or call 508.373.5800.
All community members are issued an I.D. card free of charge upon matriculation into the college. (The card also serves as the student's library card.) Safety is a priority at MCPHS; community members are expected to wear their college I.D. at all times when on campus and to show such upon request of a properly identified official or member of the MCPHS staff. The I.D. system is designed to assure that only students, staff, and faculty have access to the college; all visitors, including parents and guardians, must register at a Public Safety Desk and be escorted in by an MCPHS community member. No one is admitted into the college without an I.D.. All other entrances into the college are locked and inaccessible without valid and active identification.
Loss of the card should be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety. Found IDs will be kept at the Public Safety Desk in the lobby of the Fennell building. The fee to replace an I.D. card for any reason is $25; application and payment for replacement are made at the Help Desk.
Escorts are available to walk with MCPHS community members to nearby parking lots. Go to the Public Safety Office at the 19 and 25 Foster Street entrances and advise an officer that you would like an escort.
Lost and Found Policy
All lost and found items should be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety.
If an item is found, please bring it to the Public Safety Office. A Public Safety officer will pick it up and bring it to the Public Safety Office upon request. If an item is lost, please contact Public Safety as soon as possible to report the lost item.
A log will be kept for lost and found items, including the person's name, a brief description of the item, the location where the item was lost or found, and the telephone number of the person making the report. Depending on the item, a notice may be posted on the College's information monitors.
The finder may claim all lost items not claimed within 30 days.
If you believe your property was stolen, please complete a theft report at the Public Safety Desk.
MCPHS prides itself on being a very safe campus. In accordance with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, crime statistics for the last three years are posted on the public website.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) (PL 110-315) became law in August 2008, requiring all institutions of higher education that provide residential housing facilities for students to develop an annual fire safety report. The contents of this report reflect the requirements outlined in HEOA, which are included in the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) campus fire safety program.
Anyone, including employees and prospective students, may also request a copy of this report by contacting Public Safety. Faculty, students, and staff are to report criminal activities they are aware of to the college's Department of Public Safety.