Life Pacific University announced the launch of the Campus Safety Awareness Campaign for the 22-23 academic school year.
A university is to be a safe haven of learning and community for students. We live in an increasingly changing world, and according to the research, safety is a top concern for Gen Z . LPU student surveys confirm the data. While LPU has enjoyed a long history of safety with low-level security incidents on campus, we value student and staff input.
In response to student and staff needs and preparing for the new school year, the Ad Council has affirmed the launch of a Campus Safety Campaign to strengthen awareness, preparedness, and safety-security measures campus-wide. It’s a priority for the University to ensure that students, faculty, staff, and guests feel and stay safe.
Building upon LPU’s safety and security protocol which includes training in residence halls, 24-hour security cameras, security officers, and accessible mental health care, the following but not limited to, has been enacted to support the entire LPU community:
- Completed Safety and Security Audit
- Formed a Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) that will serve as liaisons over crucial campus buildings and conduct quarterly training.
- Davis Nuaimi, Chair – Athletics Director (Hicks)
- George Bostanic, VP of Student Life
- Maria McCracken, Director of Residence Life (Residence Halls)
- Priscilla Meza – Registrar Office Assistant (Academic Building)
- Joshua Ortega – Librarian (Library, Simonson Building)
- Shellie Driscoll – EA to the President (President’s Office)
- Jason Fletcher – VP of Enrollment Management (Admissions, Simonson)
- Scott Martz – Safety Security Consultant, Site Director LPUVA
- Derek Mead – Maintenance and Facilities
- Angie Richey – President
- Carol Duzik – Campus Nurse
- Held a CERT and Student Leader Safety Training with SWOT and LAPD Professionals on Saturday, August 13, at LPU
- Increased 24-hour video surveillance by adding additional cameras
- Enlarged campus signage for more defined campus demarcation and accessible emergency procedure information
- Assigned an Emmaus Road Counseling first responder mental health professional to the campus
- Established guest check in the Office of Admissions
- Will require an ID and visitor pass for campus residents and guests
- Provide LPU Staff and Faculty ID cards.
- Transitioned to Citiguard, a new security company that will increase presence and safety procedures on campus
- Ensuring a well-lit and visible campus by cutting back trees and increasing lighting
- Enhancing campus lockdown procedures trained by CERT
- Exploring security gates and sensor technology around the campus perimeter to provide a closed campus and accessible only to students, faculty, and staff after hours
- Providing ongoing safety and security messaging, training and workshops for all students, faculty, and staff
Please note the Campus Safety line for the San Dimas Campus is 909.706.3088. More will be rolled out in the coming fall semester and communicated in the LPU Momentum Monday email. Thanks to the entire LPU community for your continual care for our colleagues and the transformational development of students. You all make the difference.
Upcoming trainings swill be forthcoming.