Campus Safety and Transportation


Students and employees occasionally get locked out of rooms and offices. Residence Life staff can unlock student rooms during normal duty hours. Campus Safety should be notified for lock-outs at other times.

In the case of a lost key, students should notify the Residential Life Office in the lower level of the New Hampshire residence hall for a lock change and replacement key. Faculty and staff members should notify their supervisor or department head.




Maintenance problems affecting the safety and security of the campus are given high priority. Facilities personnel are on-call around the clock to rectify problems that present an immediate compromise to safety. Campus Safety Officers and Residence Life staff document and report facility needs as part of their regular patrols. The staff in both areas works closely with Facilities and Environmental Services personnel to maintain a pleasant environment for living, learning and working.




The Officers of the Franklin Pierce University Department of Campus Safety, acting as agents of the University, are authorized to enforce policies and regulations of the University and to refer those individuals in violation to the Director of Campus Safety and the Director of Judicial Affairs. Officers do not have sworn police powers. 

The University maintains a cooperative relationship with the Town of Rindge and Campus Safety Officers work closely with law enforcement officers from the Town. Campus Safety periodically works with state and federal organizations on investigations, programs and training.

The University does not maintain any off-campus student organizations.




The Director of Campus Safety compiles the information for the Campus Crime Report and is responsible for its publication. Statistics for crimes that occurred on or near campus are gathered from the Department's incident reports and a request is made to the Rindge Police Department to supply information regarding alcohol, weapons and drug arrests in the area surrounding campus. The Director of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs compiles statistics on disciplinary referrals for drug and alcohol violations, which are provided to the Director of Campus Safety for inclusion in the report. It is the practice of the University that all incidents reported to other offices be reported to Campus Safety for documentation and follow-up.

The annual report is prepared at the close of the academic year, however statistics reflect activity that occurred during the previous calendar year.



As a member of the Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Franklin Pierce University has adopted and implemented a drug abuse program.

This program is directed to all students and employees and includes:
A. Policy. Annual notices of standards of conduct prohibiting unlawful possession, use, and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on University property and at University functions.
B. Enforcement. Sanctions which will be imposed by the University and applicable legal sanctions under the local, state and federal law.
C. Prevention and Education. Programs on the health risks associated with the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol.
Treatment and Referral Services. Programs in alcohol or drug counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation are available through the Counseling Center.



Possession or use of any type of firearms, other weapons, or firecrackers / fireworks on University property is not allowed, and violations would be viewed as a serious offense. (On duty law enforcement officers are exempt from this prohibition.)

Any weapons confiscated by Campus Safety will not be returned and will be turned over to the Rindge Police Department and/or destroyed.