Each traditional hall and apartment building has a main desk. The desk serves as a security measure and is open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday - Wednesday, and from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday - Saturday. The desk is staffed by Resident Assistants and Hall Security. Both RAs and Hall Security are trained student staff employed by Residence Life. All guests accompanied by a resident of that building are required to stop and register at the desk during hours of operation.
Residence Life collaborates closely with officers of the Shepherd University Police in responding to and resolving incidents which occur in the residence halls; regular, confidential communication takes place between the two departments. In addition, officers of the Shepherd University Police may make unscheduled visits to residence halls and conduct regular walking tours in and around the exterior of buildings, to ensure no safety or security breaches exist. These rounds also provide officers and residents an opportunity to get to know each other better.
Shepherd University is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of personal items belonging to residents. To prevent such occurrences, keep your door locked at all times, including when going to use bathroom facilities. It is suggested that residents do not keep large sums of money or expensive items in their rooms. If you do choose to keep such valuables in your room, it is highly recommended that you purchase insurance.