Safety and Security


The Office of Safety and Security protects people and property, maintaining as safe a learning environment as possible.  The security force is in operation 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
More information about the OSS and the services they provide can be found on the Cairn website (

Please find below helpful information about Parking, Crime Prevention, and other safety tips.

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Parking Regulations
Crime Prevention Tips
Sexual Harassment

Campus Shuttle

Safety and Security provides shuttle services for students to travel between Penndel Apartments and Langhorne Manor Campus. Download the shuttle schedule to find out when and where you can catch a ride.

Parking Regulations

  1. Students may park in lots A, B, C,G, H, I, J, and K.
  2. Students parked in Lot D (employee lot), Lot E (Visitors Lot), Lot D Visitors spaces, Lot F (employee lot), and/or Lot L (employee lot) between the hours of 6am and 5pm will be cited.  Students may park in these lots between 5pm and 6am.
  3. Penndel parking is only for renters, and students with a green PD parking permit, between 6pm and 6am.  All others will be cited.  Students with other than a PD parking permit may park at Penndel between the hours of 6am and 6pm.
  4. There is no parking allowed on Penndel or Langhorne Manor residential streets.  This disrupts our neighbors and inconveniences them, their parking needs, and normal community life.  Violators will be cited.
  5. All student vehicles must be registered with Cairn.  Parking permits can be obtained from the Business Services Office.  Vehicles parked on campus without a parking permit will be cited.
  6. Vehicles with accumulated unpaid fines of $100.00 or more are subject to having an immobilization device applied to one of the vehicle’s wheels.  Devices will not be removed until fines are paid or a payment plan arranged with Business Services.
 Download additional Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations

Crime Prevention and Safety Tips

Personal Property Protection
    •    Secure valuables
    •    Lock doors and windows to your room
    •    Lock your bicycle
    •    Use a lock on gym lockers
    •    Do not loan or give your keys to anyone
    •    Do not leave books, bags, purses, wallets, or any other possessions unattended
    •    Keep a written record of valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers
    •    Report missing or stolen property immediately

Personal Safety and Security
    •    Be aware of your surroundings
    •    Walk in well-lighted areas
    •    Avoid walking or jogging alone
    •    Avoid studying alone at night in computer labs, the Music Building, or isolated areas of campus buildings
    •    Do not prop open locked doors
    •    Know the locations of Campus Emergency Phones

Computer Security
    •    Do not provide addresses, social security numbers, or last names in online chat rooms or forums
    •    Be sure to log off when using university computers
    •    Do not give passwords, email accounts, network accounts or other password-protected services to any person or website 
    •    Back up important data
    •    When using a laptop, do not leave it unattended


Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination and is defined as unwanted sexual advances or visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. The definition includes many forms of offensive behavior and gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser.  Forms of sexual harassment include:

• Unwanted sexual advances
• Offering benefits in exchange for sexual favors
• Making or threatening reprisals after a negative response to sexual advances
• Visual conduct such as leering, making sexual gestures, or displaying sexually suggestive images
• Verbal conduct such as making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, or jokes
• Verbal sexual advances or propositions
• Verbal abuse of a sexual nature
• Physical conduct such as touching, assaulting, impeding, or blocking movement
• Creating a hostile environment that interferes with educational opportunities

Sexual Assault and Rape
Cairn University is committed to the prevention of rape, sexual assault, or any type of aggressive sexual behavior. This policy complies with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and applicable state laws.

If occurrences of sexual assault pose a threat to the University community, the University will notify students, faculty, and staff of the potential danger.

Preventing Sexual Assault and Rape
    •    Walk in well-lighted areas
    •    Whenever possible, travel with a friend
    •    Make use of the University’s “Safe Ride” services
    •    Be direct and firm with a person who is pressuring you sexually
    •    Do not use or consume alcohol or drugs
    •    Always let someone know where you are going and when to expect you to return
    •    If you think you are being followed, walk quickly to areas where there are lights and people
    •    If a car appears to be following you, turn and walk on the other side of the street
    •    If you are in danger, do not hesitate to scream and run or yell “fire”

If you are the victim of sexual assault or rape, please seek help immediately.  Contact someone who can be trusted to be with and support you through the decision making, medical treatment, and interviews which will follow. This may be a close friend, family member, roommate, resident assistant, or faculty advisor.  The following steps should be taken as soon as possible after the occurrence:
    •    Get to a safe place.
    •    Report the assault to a University faculty or staff member.  Assistance in notifying the local police will be provided by the Office of Safety and Security, if requested. 
    •    Seek immediate medical attention.
    •    Do not wash or change clothes or apply medications.

Students deciding to report incidents should speak to the Director of Safety and Security.  A statement will be taken to document what happened, including a description of the assailant(s), and whether or not the assailant(s) was known to the victim.  Questions will be asked about the scene of the crime, witnesses, and what happened before and after the incident. These questions are part of a standard investigation.  A support person may be present during the interview.  Reporting an incident is a separate step from choosing to prosecute. When a report is filed there is no obligation to continue with legal proceedings or University disciplinary action.

The University is committed to providing psychological, medical, and emotional support for students who experience sexual assault or rape.  Please contact the PBU Oasis Counseling Center or the Office of Student Life. 


•    Oasis Counseling Center
•    Office of Student Life
•    AIDS Hotline
•    A Women's Place  
•    Domestic Violence Hotline
•    Network of Victim Assistance 



Office of Safety and Security Training Resources