Safety & Security

Safety & Security

Franklin’s Department of Safety & Security Services works hard to maintain the highest level of safety across our campus community. In collaboration with our students, staff, faculty, visitors and local law enforcement, we participate in safety services and crime-prevention programs that help make Franklin a safe and secure place to learn.

Safety & Security Office

Campus Safety

Staying Safe at Franklin

Help us keep Franklin’s Main Campus safe and secure. Although security personnel are on duty whenever classes are in session and during routine business hours, they simply cannot be everywhere at once. So we rely on you to report suspicious activity, and to take reasonable precautions to enhance your personal safety while on campus.

Intervention & Awareness

If you’re concerned about a situation or behavior that seems inappropriate for campus, please report it (we don’t need your name) so our Franklin Intervention & Awareness Team (FIAT) can address it. FIAT is comprised of both Franklin faculty and administration and is tasked with promoting health and safety through awareness and prevention.

Emergency Procedures

What to Do In An Emergency 

Because safety matters, we want you to know what to do in case of an on-campus emergency at Franklin. We’ve put together a series of emergency procedures to help ensure that the Franklin University community is a safe and secure learning and working environment.

Active Shooter Emergency Response

The Franklin University Department of Safety & Security Services works hard to maintain the highest level of safety across our campus community. In collaboration with our students, staff, faculty, visitors and local law enforcement, we participate in safety services and crime-prevention programs that help make Franklin a safe and secure place to work and learn.

With this goal in mind, the Department of Safety & Security Services has collaborated with our safety partners to provide a video addressing what you can do to stay safe in the event of an active shooter and/or active aggressor incident on our campus.

While it is everyone’s hope we never have to deal with this situation, we hope you will make time to watch this important video:

Naloxone and the Opioid Task Force

Franklin University recognizes the impact that opioid addiction has on the community. Since 2019, the Department of Safety & Security Services has received regular training in recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose and in administering Naloxone. Naloxone (commonly known as NARCAN®) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin, illicit fentanyl, or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing. Naloxone has been used safely by emergency medical professionals for more than 40 years and has only one critical function: to prevent overdose death by reversing the effects of opioids. Naloxone is a safe, non-controlled drug and has no potential for abuse.

An opioid overdose happens when a person takes too much of an opioid, or combination of opioids and other drugs, at a level that is toxic to the body. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if a person who is using opioids is actually experiencing a life-threatening overdose. If you are unsure, it is best to assume there is an overdose — you could save a life. Signs of an overdose include:

  • Unresponsiveness or unconsciousness.
  • Slowed or stopped breathing.
  • Snoring or gurgling sounds.
  • Cold or clammy skin.
  • Discolored lips or fingernails.

In partnership with Franklin County Public Health, the Franklin University Department of Safety & Security Services maitains a supply of Naloxone. If you witness someone on or near campus whom you believe may have overdosed on opioids, call 911, then contact the Department of Safety and Security Services at 614-947-6902. For additional information, please visit https://www.opioidtaskforce.org/

Crime Alerts

Awareness is key to staying safe so this area is dedicated to alerting the Franklin University community about suspicious behavior or crime occurring on or near any of our locations.

Staff and students are reminded to always be aware of their surroundings and avoid suspicious persons or activities. Staff and students should report any information they have regarding this incident or any future suspicious activity they observe to the Department of Safety and Security Services at 614-947-6902 or the local police department having jurisdiction at the particular Franklin location.

If you witness any suspicious person(s) or vehicles in or around Franklin University please contact the Special Duty Officer at (614) 947-6902. In a life threatening emergency dial "911."

If you have information related to any posted alerts, please contact Safety & Security Services at 614.947.6900.