Campus Safety

The Christ (Deemed to be University), Lavasa, community has always been characterized by it’s consistent concern for the welfare of our students, faculty, staff and friends who contribute so much to campus life. The first step to bringing peace and safety to the wider world begins here at home.
Our team of dedicated security staff ensure that they create a safe and secure environment for students and employees alike.
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  • We strive to ensure the safety, security and well - being of all members of the Christ (Deemed to be) University, Lavasa community in an efficient and effective manner
  • We enhance the development of each student as an ethical and skilled decision maker, motivated to leadership and service
  • We strive to create an atmosphere conducive to prompt reporting of all incidents that occur on campus or in the immediate vicinity
  • We develop highly skilled and motivated campus safety officers as integral parts of the Christ (Deemed to be) University, Lavasa, developing acute interpersonal skills

The Basics:

The Department of Campus Safety is responsible for the safety and security of all members of the Iona community. Our goal is to maintain a campus atmosphere that is conducive to achieving the Christ (Deemed to Be) University, Lavasa, Mission Statement.

Our staff is encouraged to take a pro-active approach to security by maintaining positive interactions with our community on a daily basis. The purpose of this philosophy is to improve the overall safety of our campus through increased involvement of all members of the Iona community in security.

The Department of Campus Safety has many duties and responsibilities while servicing the Iona College community. The Department is comprised of administrators, supervisors, and staff personnel that are all Christ (Deemed to Be) University, Lavasa, employees.
The security officers perform their functions with various methods of patrol:

  • Mobile
  • Foot
  • Fixed
  • Monitoring of CCTV surveillance
  • Residential hall monitoring on a daily basis.
  • Coverage of special campus events.

Their daily performances include, but are not limited to: Investigation and documentation of incidents occurring on campus, patrol and inspection of all college buildings and facilities, enforcement of traffic and parking regulations as detailed below, assignment to resident halls, transportation of students with medical needs, report hazardous conditions and unusual occurrences, and any other activities assigned by the tour supervisor or administrator.

Safety Tips
Most people are preoccupied with the details of planning and shopping.  Unfortunately, the safety precautions we normally take can be forgotten. We remind you to follow these simple tips:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Criminals often target people who are distracted.
  • Identify available escape routes whenever you enter a building/room.
  • Whether driving, walking or taking public transportation, plan the trip in advance. Know how to get to your destination by the most direct and safest route.
  • Travel on populated, well-lit streets. If possible, travel with a friend.
  • Remind children to be wary of strangers, including those on the internet.
  • When driving, keep your doors locked and the windows closed. Make sure the gas tank is full. Maintain your car in good working order to avoid breakdowns.
  • If possible, stay in designated waiting areas or in view of the booth clerk while awaiting your train. Never walk or stand near the edge of the platform.
  • Plan your purchases in advance and carry only the amount of cash or number of credit cards necessary to make the purchase. If you must carry a large sum of money, divide the cash between your purse, pockets and wallet.
  • Cancel credit cards you no longer use and keep a record of the account numbers for each credit card you possess. This will facilitate reporting the theft or loss of the cards.
  • Carry your purse close to your body. Place one end of the purse in the palm of your hand and the other in the bend of the elbow.
  • If you are carrying a wallet, carry it in the inside breast pocket of your jacket or in your side front pant pocket. The rear pant pocket is the easiest to pick.
  • When out in public areas, do not leave belongings unattended and keep your bags closed.
  • Always lock your car and do not leave valuables in it. If you must leave items in your car, be sure to place them out of sight. Preferably, place items in the trunk of your vehicle prior to reaching your destination. Never leave visible valuables in the passenger compartment unattended.
  • Don’t wait until you have reached your front door to look for your keys. Have them ready in your hand. If a stranger is standing near your door, it may be a good idea not to go in until the situation feels safer.
  • Lock your front door immediately upon entering your home.
  • If you live in an apartment building, don’t buzz in someone who rings your bell until you have verified who they are. This will help protect both you and your neighbours.
  • Be wary of telephone calls and emails asking for personal information, passwords, social security number, money, or request to purchase gift cards for payment. Utility companies and government agencies will never ask you via telephone or e-mail to send them money.
  • As a consumer you should avoid illegal vendors selling goods on the street. Purchase merchandise only from licensed vendors or reputable stores. Follow your instincts. Remember, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”.

Parking : Parking policy

  • Driving and Parking:

Procedures have been adopted by the College to ensure the safety and convenience of all persons on campus. They apply to all full-time and part-time students, faculty, administrators, staff and visitors using the facilities of the College

  • Identification Cards:

Every member of the College community is required to have his identification card VALIDATED at the beginning of each semester. Each student is required to present a validated ID card at the request of any authorized official of the College. Failure to present this card is a violation of the College Code of Conduct. It must also be displayed at registration, examinations, obtaining parking permits, and for use of college facilities. The card is non-transferable.

  • Parking Permits:

All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid College parking permit and park in a legal space.

Parking permits are non-transferable. A parking permit does not guarantee a convenient parking space and fines are levied on those students who violate Campus Parking and Traffic Regulations. Students must pay all outstanding parking fines in order to register for classes, request transcripts, or be eligible to graduate. You are required to provide your school ID card and a copy of your vehicle registration in order to obtain your parking permit.