Residence Hall Safety and Security Measures

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SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES for resident students

Resident students use their college issued identification card to gain access to their residence hall. Traditional metal keys are issued for room access.

Entrances to the residence halls are locked 24 hours a day; however, residents may use their ID card to gain entry. Nonresident students should utilize the exterior phones to contact the guests they are visiting.

Exterior doors are not to be propped at any time, for any reason. Propped doors jeopardize the safety and possessions of all students. Students should also lock their room doors at all times. Hiram College does not insure the property of residents, so students are encouraged to carry personal insurance on their belongings. Many homeowners’ policies will cover such belongings; students and families are encouraged to check their policies.

If you require assistance during normal business hours, you may contact Campus Safety at 330.569.5110 or stop by the office located on the 2nd floor of the Kennedy Center.

If you require assistance during the evening or weekend, in addition to resident assistants (RAs) and a resident director (RD), Campus Safety officers are on duty evenings and weekends. The Campus Safety officer can be reached by dialing 330.469.4119. To reach the Hiram Police and Emergency Services directly, you can call extension 5414 from any campus phone or 330.569.5414 from a non-campus phone; this phone number is for police, fire and EMS emergencies only. It is strongly advised that you contact Campus Safety, a resident assistant or a resident director for issues occurring on campus.

Note: 911 should only be used for police, fire, or medical emergencies. Do not dial 911 for minor residence hall issues. Please review the Residential Education website for information on how to contact the RD on Duty.


330.569.5110 (After hours: 330.469.4119)


8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
on standard business days


5 p.m. – 8 a.m.
365 days a year