General Safety Information

Safety Escort Service

The purpose of the Campus Safety Escort Service is to provide students with a safe ride to their place of residence during the evening hours. Call Alpha Desk at 574-372-5100, ext. 6728 between the hours of 6:00pm until midnight. If no one answers at Alpha Desk, call the Campus Safety Officer at 574-269-5344 and provide the needed safety escort pick-up location.

Bicycle Information

Students are encouraged to register their bicycle with Campus Safety. All bicycles should be locked up when not in use. A bike may be impounded if:

  • It is left unattended outside of a bike rack by more than five feet
  • It adds to congestion in a high-traffic area
  • It is perceived to be an eyesore (not propped up, in a general state of disrepair, leaning against a tree or in the landscaping, etc.)

After a bike is impounded, a $10 fine is required to reclaim it. Bikes may be stored over the winter and available after spring break. Bikes may not be stored over the summer nor are they to be stored in a student’s room or they will be impounded. After one year all unclaimed bikes may be disposed or donated.

Bicyclists must observe all traffic rules and regulations, including yielding the right of way to pedestrians, riding on the right and observing stop signs.

Emergency Telephones

Emergency telephones are located throughout the Grace College Campus to assist you in emergency, information, and non-emergency situations. Every phone has access to 911. All phones are ADA compliant. There are three types of emergency phones located throughout campus: 1) tall pedestal tower; 2) wall mounted with a blue strobe; and 3) wall mounted. Any misuse of the emergency phones will be subject to a $50 fine and discipline handled through the Office of Student Affairs. Any misuse of 911 could also result in criminal charges.

Emergency Phones

Campus Safety Staff

 

Craig Allebach

Chief of Campus Safety
Telephone: 574–269–5344

Glenn Goldsmith

Assistant Director of Campus Safety
Telephone: 574–269–5344

Campus Parking Map

Due to the substantial growth of Grace College and Theological Seminary, a color-coded system has been implemented to address the traveling of cars within the campus community. Parking lots will be color specific, allowing movement within assigned color areas throughout the school year.

Colored Tag Information

Green: Faculty/Staff
Red: Kent Hall/Beta Hall/Indiana Hall/New Dorm
Orange: Gamma/Epsilon Halls
Black: Alpha Hall
Brown: Westminster Hall
Yellow: Lamp Post Hall/Commuter/Off-campus

Parking Map

Crime Statistics

Reporting of Crime Statistics

The following statistics provided in compliance with the Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and amended in 1992 and 1998, are for your information as part of the overall safety and security program. This data reflects disclosure of certain incidents, as required by the law, that are reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies for the three calendar years preceding the year in which the report is disclosed. Statistics of crimes reported to pastoral or professional counselors are generally not included in this report, unless it is deemed appropriate to inform their clients of any procedures to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure.

Grace College Campus Safety Incident Reports

Crime Definitions

Arson

Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Aggravated Assault

An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.

Burglary

The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Motor Vehicle Theft

The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned; includes joyriding.)

Robbery

The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Sex Offenses (Forcible and Non-Forcible)

  • Forcible: Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Includes rape, sodomy, and sexual assault with an object or forcible fondling.
  • Non-forcible: Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse. Includes incest and statutory rape.

Liquor Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Drug Abuse Violations

Violations of State and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).

Weapon Law Violations

The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Alcohol Violations

DWI-Driving a vehicle under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or drug. Possession/Consumption-Possession of an alcoholic beverage or consuming an alcoholic beverage under the age of 21. Grace College campus maintains a zero-tolerance policy (age is not a factor).

 
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Questions?

Email campussafety@grace.edu.