The safety of students, staff, and faculty is a top priority of the administration at the Universities at Shady Grove. The University has taken numerous steps to improve and enhance security-related services on campus. The purpose of the public safety portion of this website is to provide information on the variety of security-related resources offered here at USG.
The campus is staffed 24/7 with security personnel. They are responsible for staffing the information desk in Building III and patrolling all three buildings, grounds, and parking lots. They also monitor the closed circuit camera system which covers the grounds of the campus.
The campus is also served by police officers from the Montgomery County Police. These officers regularly patrol the parking lots on campus and are responsible for responding to calls for police services.
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How should I report a crime on campus?
All crimes should be directly reported to the Montgomery County Police by dialing 911 from any campus or cell phone; this is especially crucial when reporting a crime in progress. In addition, you should notify the on-duty security personnel by dialing 6065 from any campus phone or 301.738.6065 from a cell phone or outside line.
What should I do in case of an emergency on campus?
You should immediately remove yourself frrom any dangerous areas and then call 911. In addition you should notify the on-duty security personnel by dialing 6065 from any campus phone or 301.738.6065 from a cell phone or outside line. For more detailed instructions of specific emergency situations, please see Emergency Preparedness.
HOW DO I REPORT A CONCERN ABOUT A DISTRESSED OR DISTURBED PERSON ON CAMPUS?
If you're concerned about a person's behavior on USG, you may contact the Behavioral Assessment Team. The Behavioral Assessment is designed to provide information, assessmernt, and referrals; it is not designed to intervene in critical incidents or immediate crisis. If you are experiencing a critical incident or crisis, or feel threatened, you should immediately remove yourself frrom any dangerous areas and then call 911. In addition you should notify the on-duty security personnel by dialing 6065 from any campus phone or 301.738.6065 from a cell phone or outside line.
Emergency and/or weather related closings
In the event of inclement weather or other emergency conditions, you should follow delays and closures for the "Universities at Shady Grove" rather than any individual participating USM institution. Closures and delays will be sent over the e2Campus notification system, as well as being reported on local radio and television news stations. You may also call USG at 301.738.6000 for recorded updates related to closures or delays. You can sign up for the e2Campus system by going to Emergency/Information Alert Systems.
Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Student Services Office at 301.738.6023.
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