In light of recent events, Mount St. Joseph University provides its comprehensive security measures to protect our campus members.

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Understandably, the University of Virginia's mass shooting may heighten your concerns about safety at Mount St. Joseph University.

Clearly, there is no one simple answer to campus safety, but the Mount has taken a robust approach to protect each of you and all who enter our campus. In the past few years, we have put in place comprehensive security measures including, but not limited to:

  • Increased MSJ Police Department staffing on all shifts 24/7/365.
  • Installing security cameras in strategic locations around campus that are monitored by the MSJ Police Department 24/7/365.
  • Enhancing the Mount's Emergency Response Plan to include Security Marshalls in each building on campus.
  • Regularly conducting MSJ Police Department and Delhi Police Department training and drills on ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) active shooter response.
  • Requiring all MSJ employees to complete online ALICE training annually (click here to watch the ALICE training video link).
  • Conducting ALICE training with Seton Hall Residence Advisors annually.
  • Conducting safety training for incoming students at all orientation sessions each summer.
  • Launching an anonymous TIPS line (244-TIPS) for reporting suspicious or unusual activity or persons.
  • Launching the "See Something, Say Something" Campaign to encourage all in our community to be aware of their surroundings and to immediately report any suspicious or unusual activity or persons. Click here to watch the "See Something, Say Something" video.

In the event of an ACTIVE SHOOTER, be prepared to:


  • Have an escape plan.
  • Leave your belonging behind.
  • Help others escape.
  • Keep your hands visible.


  • Hide in an area out of view.
  • Lock or block the door.
  • Remain quiet.


  • Fight as a last resort.
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
  • Improvise weapons or throw items at the shooter.

Please also remember these precautions:

  • Whenever possible, walk with a friend or a group.
  • Always lock your room or office.
  • Use the Campus Safety Escort Program.
  • When walking through campus or parking lots look for any suspicious activities.
  • Do not hesitate to report anything suspicious to the Campus Police.