Clean, Safe and Sustainable
OUR GOAL: Creating Clean, Safe & Sustainable Neighborhoods
We know safety and security are paramount to any community's well-being. That’s why Drexel University has worked hard to enhance the quality of life in and around our University City Campus by creating and implementing numerous safety and sustainability initiatives.
Drexel offers workshops and has participated in Green Block Builds to promote energy-efficient solutions for employees and local homeowners. On campus, we have also established the Mantua Urban Peace Garden and the Dornsife Center Garden, thanks to student and neighborhood resident volunteers. We are proud to partner with countless organizations—including Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, Mantua Civic Association, Triskeles Foundation, and University City Green—to support our neighborhood greening initiatives.
Our safety patrol extension, in partnership with University City District, allows us to provide security ambassadors patrolling West Philadelphia, more on- and off-campus lighting, and a sophisticated emergency telephone and security camera system. Drexel is also a partner on a Department of Justice Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant to improve public safety in Mantua. Alongside the 16th Police District, Mantua Civic Association, and Powelton Village Civic Association, we carefully track and evaluate the number of incidents in an effort to continually increase overall campus safety.