I Need to Report

The Messiah College Safety Department provides a comprehensive program of security, crime prevention, fire safety, emergency medical care, parking and related community safety services to help ensure that the campus community remains a safe and pleasant place in which to study, live and work.

The Safety Department’s office, 432 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, is located in the green building just off the main campus entrance and can be contacted by calling 717-691-6005. To report emergencies to the department, dial x6565 from any on campus phone; from a cell phone or an off-campus phone dial 717-691-6005.  Calls are answered 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, by trained Dispatch Officers at the Campus Information Center (aka Dispatch Office).

To report:


Sexual Assault

An array of safety, medical, psychological, and administrative services are in place and immediately available to students reporting sexual assault.  The college is committed to supporting students’ exercise of informed choice among these services.  Sexual assault can be reported through the following channels:

For help managing situations that do not pose an immediate threat, you may also contact:

  • The Vice Provost Dean of Students (dial x3760)
  • The Vice President of Human Resources & Compliance (dial x5300)
  • The Associate Provost for Graduate and Non-traditional Programs (dial x2980)

  • Anonymous Reporting:  The Department of Safety maintains a "silent witness" feature (Anonymous Report form) which allows students or employees to report crimes without providing their names or other identifying information.  The information provided is received by the Director of Safety and the Assistant Directors of Safety.  Upon receipt, all information is thoroughly investigated to the best of the department’s ability, based on information received.  Information sent through this site, while checked on a regular basis, is not monitored 24 hours a day. Therefore, the Silent Witness form SHOULD NOT be used for emergencies that require immediate response or those that are life threatening in nature.


Other crime

Members of the Messiah College community are encouraged to report crimes, suspicious activity or other emergencies to:


  • Anonymous Reporting:  The Department of Safety maintains a "silent witness" feature (Anonymous Report form) which allows students or employees to report crimes without providing their names or other identifying information.  The information provided is received by the Director of Safety and the Assistant Directors of Safety.  Upon receipt, all information is thoroughly investigated to the best of the department’s ability, based on information received.  Information sent through this site, while checked on a regular basis, is not monitored 24 hours a day. Therefore, the Silent Witness form SHOULD NOT be used for emergencies that require immediate response or those that are life threatening in nature.


Harassment

Harassing behavior in any manner or form by anyone in the College community is expressly prohibited. This includes harassment of or by individuals not directly affiliated with the College, e.g. contractors, vendors, visitors. This policy also applies to harassment off-site or after normal business hours in College related settings, including but not limited to business trips, athletic events, conferences, and College related social events.  Report concerns about harassment to:

  • The Vice Provost Dean of Students (dial x3760)
  • The Vice President of Human Resources & Compliance (dial x5300)
  • The Associate Provost for Graduate and Non-traditional Programs (dial x2980)

  • Anonymous Reporting:  The Department of Safety maintains a "silent witness" feature (Anonymous Report form) which allows students or employees to report crimes without providing their names or other identifying information.  The information provided is received by the Director of Safety and the Assistant Directors of Safety.  Upon receipt, all information is thoroughly investigated to the best of the department’s ability, based on information received.  Information sent through this site, while checked on a regular basis, is not monitored 24 hours a day. Therefore, the Silent Witness form SHOULD NOT be used for emergencies that require immediate response or those that are life threatening in nature.

For more information, please review the policy.


Fraud

Fraud generally involves a willful or deliberate act with the intention of obtaining an unauthorized benefit, such as money or property, by deception or other unethical means.  All fraudulent acts are included under this policy and include such things as:

  • Embezzlement, misappropriation or other financial irregularities
  • Forgery or alteration of documents (checks, time sheets, contractor agreements, purchase orders, other financial documents, electronic files)
  • Improprieties in the handling or reporting of money or financial transactions
  • Authorizing or receiving payment for goods not received or services not performed
  • Authorizing or receiving payments for hours not worked

Anyone who believes fraud has occurred should report such incident to:

  • The Vice President of Finance & Planning (dial x2055)
  • The College Controller (dial x6920)
  • The Department of Safety (dial x6565)

  • Anonymous Reporting:  The Department of Safety maintains a "silent witness" feature (Anonymous Report form) which allows students or employees to report crimes without providing their names or other identifying information.  The information provided is received by the Director of Safety and the Assistant Directors of Safety.  Upon receipt, all information is thoroughly investigated to the best of the department’s ability, based on information received.  Information sent through this site, while checked on a regular basis, is not monitored 24 hours a day. Therefore, the Silent Witness form SHOULD NOT be used for emergencies that require immediate response or those that are life threatening in nature.