Students who bring bicycles to campus are encouraged to
register them, free of charge, with the Office of Safety and Security. There
are approximately 15 bicycle racks positioned throughout campus, and bicycle
locks are recommended. Students should be aware that bicycles with motors
attached, including small scooters, are strictly prohibited.
There are 29 emergency telephones on campus with direct
contact to the Office of Safety and Security. Thirteen telephones, identified
with a blue light, are freestanding and strategically placed in areas with a high
concentration of foot traffic. The remaining 16 telephones are located at the
entrances to residence halls and administrative buildings.
Safety and security officers will transport faculty,
staff and students on-campus who are in need of assistance due to a medical
condition. This usually entails those who are on crutches or other similar
conditions. The Office of Safety and Security provides transportation to Health
Services during normal working hours and Newport Hospital after-hours, if
necessary. Students without transportation will also be driven to local medical
appointments in Newport and Middletown.
All traditional residence halls are equipped
with card-swipe access and are locked at all times. The Office of Safety and
Security is alerted by alarm when entrances are left open. In conjunction with
the Newport police, the offices of Residential Life and Safety and Security
meet with freshmen in the residence halls to discuss issues pertaining to
personal safety, crime and alcohol.