Although Gambier is a rural and, in some ways, self-contained community that values trust, Kenyon is not immune from the problems of the larger society. Everyone is asked to help maintain a campus that is as secure as possible by taking simple but effective precautions.
There are two types of emergency call boxes. The older ones are in grey enclosures with blue lights; the newer ones are eight-foot-high black enclosures with a blue strobe light on top. Both types will immediately connect you with the Office of Campus Safety. To use the older type, open the door on the grey enclosure and depress the red button. The newer models have no door to open; simply press the call button. There is no handset; simply talk and you will be in two-way voice communication with the Office of Campus Safety. If you are unable to speak, an officer will be dispatched to the call box location immediately. If you are unable to remain in the area, give you name and your intended direction of travel.
In addition to the blue light emergency call boxes, there are emergency communication devices at the following locations:
- Baseball field
- Soccer field
- Lacrosse field
- Rugby field
- Softball field
- Intramural field
- Sam Mather elevator
- Tomsich elevator
- Hayes elevator
- Art Barn elevator
- Eaton Center elevator
- Storer elevator
- Olin elevator
Personal Safety Tips:
- At night walk in well-lit areas in the company of others. If you must walk alone, please take advantage of our walking escort service by calling 5000 on any campus phone.
- Keep the door to your room locked when you are out or alone.
- Leave a light on in your room when you are out.
- Use lighted entrances.
- Close windows and blinds at night.
- Learn the locations of fire extinguishers near your room.
- When you are approaching your vehicle, have your keys ready.
- Do not leave valuables in areas where they might be stolen.
- Wear bright or reflective clothing when you are running or biking at night.
- Do not wear headphones or any other device which might restrict your ability to see or hear what is happening around you.
- Always jog on the side of the road facing traffic and bicycle on the side of the road with traffic.