Public Safety FAQs
What steps has Arcadia taken to prevent crime?
Arcadia University is situated in a safe, residential suburb of Philadelphia. Arcadia is ranked as a low crime area by the local Cheltenham Police Department. Call boxes are strategically placed throughout campus and the University is well lit. Public Safety Officers patrol campus 24 hours per day. Click here for more information.
Am I able to park on campus?
All motor vehicles parked on Campus property by students, faculty, staff members and visitors must be registered with the Public Safety Office. Note: First-year resident students are not permitted to have a vehicle on campus for any period of time without written permission from Student Affairs Office.
There are 14 designated parking areas on campus. Each area is posted, indicating what type of permit is required. Click here for more information about parking.
Is public transportation available?
Students without cars will find the public transportation systems easily accessible. The SEPTA (South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) bus #22 stops on the corner of campus and the Glenside train station is within walking distance of campus. In less than 25 minutes via train students can reach Center City Philadelphia. Visit www.septa.org for information and schedules.
Do I need an ID card? What happens if I lose my card?
Photo ID cards are issued by Public Safety to full-time and part-time students, faculty and employees. ID cards identify the individual's affiliation with Arcadia University. ID cards are needed to enter residence halls, use in dining hall with a “meal plan”, borrow books from the Landman Library, and to use the facilities and equipment in the Kuch Recreation Center.
If your ID is lost or stolen, call Public Safety at 215-572-2900 or x2900 (on campus). The fee for a new ID card is $15. You can pay by cash, check, or charge.
If your ID is stolen and you have a police report, there is no fee for a new card. If your ID was stolen and you do not have a police report, then the $15 fee applies.