The Arnow Campus Center is the home to: the Office of Student Activities; the Office of International Services; the Meditation Room; the College's Bookstore, "Donahue's"; an ATM; club and organization offices; and an a la carte food service operation; additionally, 22 students are housed on the top level of the Arnow Campus Center.
The Lasell Campus Police Department provides professional officers to protect and patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Campus Police Office can be reached by calling extension 2269 for non-emergency business. The emergency line is extension 2279.
The safety of our community rests with all of us. Campus security depends on the reporting of any suspicious behavior any member of the community might happen to detect. Problems can be prevented if Campus Police is contacted whenever one detects suspicious behavior or individuals. The best security is prevention. Students are urged to travel in groups of at least two, especially at night, and to make use of the campus shuttle. Residential students are encouraged to lock their rooms, keep careful track of keys, and never prop residence hall doors open. Residence halls are only as safe as the most careless resident.
There are emergency telephones located throughout the campus. These telephones will automatically connect the caller with Campus Police. They are located:
- Central Parking Lot
- Main entrance to Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center
- 1851 entrance to Edwards Student Center
- Plaza at Van Winkle Hall
- Entrance to Woodland Hall
- Blodgett Green
- Campus Center Front Entrance
- Wass Plaza, at the main entrance
- Adjacent to McClelland Fitness Center near East/West Quad
- East-West Garage Complex
- Entrance road to Valentine Hall/Athletic Center
- Arnow Campus Center Garage Complex
- McClelland Main Entrance
- East Hall Main Entrance
- West Hall Main Entrance
- North Hall Garage Complex
- Butterwoth/Bragdon/North Hall Courtyard
Familiarity with the exact locations of these telephones can help to hasten the response time in an emergency.
Lasell College utilizes a video camera system that is designed to enhance security and personal safety throughout the campus. It is important to keep in mind that no camera system alone can guarantee the safety and security of the community, but cameras can be useful in assisting Campus Police and other law enforcement officials in protecting college property, deterring crime, preventing vandalism, and facilitating investigations. The system monitors and records video images only; no audio is captured or recorded by any part of the camera system. Cameras may be found in many public areas around campus including parking areas, classroom and office buildings, and residential halls.
Winslow Hall, x2269/x2279
More Information: Campus Police Department
Lasell College is committed to insuring the safety and security of all members of the community. As a means to providing an effective and efficient response to any emergency or disaster that may occur on campus, the college has prepared an in-depth Emergency Response and Management Plan. This plan serves as a guide and resource that can be utilized in the event of any campus emergency. It provides procedures for insuring the safety of all members of the community and the methods and steps necessary to return the college to normal operations as soon as possible after an emergency. Most importantly it was designed so that it is easy to use and follow by everyone. Members of the faculty and staff receive annual training in the use of the plan. Some of the many aspects of the emergency plan include Emergency Text Messaging, Lasell Emergency Net and the Lasell College Emergency Guides which are described briefly below.
Emergency Text Messaging
As part of the Emergency Response and Management Plan we have instituted an Emergency Text Messaging System on campus. Sign up is free and the list of users remains confidential and is not shared with anyone outside of Lasell College. This prevents individuals from receiving advertisements, "SPAM" text messages, or any other annoying messages. This system will be used to provide immediate notification (or timely information) to the community during emergencies or disasters when deemed necessary. Members of the Senior Management Team work in conjunction with the Campus Police to determine when an Emergency Alert should be sent. In addition to emergency notifications, the system will be used to notify the members of all weather related school closings.
All members of the community are urged to sign up for this system in order to remain informed of situations that require notification. To sign up go to MyLasell and follow the instructions; it's simple and quick to do.
Lasell Emergency Net
In the event of a campus-wide emergency or closure of the college, information and instructions will be posted on the Lasell Emergency Net page for faculty, staff, students, parents, and media. This page can be accessed via the internet at http://www.lasellemergency.net.
Emergency Guides have been placed on every floor in every building on campus. They have been mounted next to all phones in common areas throughout campus and in all of the building lobbies. These guides provide individuals with information on reporting emergencies, actions to take for medical emergencies, along with what to do in case of a fire or other natural or manmade disaster. They also provide information on building evacuations and a map with the location of all Emergency Phones on campus.
More Information: Emergency Preparedness
As members of the Lasell College community, students are required to have a college ID card and to carry it with them at all times. The ID card is a student's official College identification, and must be presented upon request by any member of the College community. The ID card allows a student access to College facilities including the library, computer center, and for students on meal plans, the dining hall.
Students on meal plans MUST present a valid ID to gain entrance to the dining hall or to use LaserLoot funds. Cashiers will not accept ID numbers that are given to them verbally or in writing; ID cards must be presented. Students may not be in possession of a fraudulent ID card (of any type), and no one but the student to whom an ID is issued may use that card.
The Lasell College ID card is used for the duration of a student's stay at Lasell. There is no charge for a student's first ID card; there is a charge of $50 for replacement ID cards. Damaged or non-functioning cards are replaced free of charge if the student brings the damaged card to Campus Police. Replacement IDs are issued by the Campus Police and can be obtained 24-hours a day at the Campus Police offices, located on the lower level of Winslow Hall.
Parking at Lasell College is under the control of the Department of Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety has outlined specific rules and regulations regarding parking, permits, violations, and more.
A van shuttle service is provided to students seven days a week (excluding break periods) throughout the academic year. The shuttle follows a scheduled route that transports students throughout the campus, and to the public transportation site at the Riverside T Station, the West Newton business district, and to a local supermarket. The schedule is available on-line at MyLasell. Emergency phone service is provided in all parking lots to summon Campus Police. The shuttle does not operate when classes are cancelled or not in session. The shuttle schedule can be found on the MyLasell page of the College Intranet.
More Information: Track the shuttle and view the schedule.