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This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.
Electrical power to the
Bellet Building on the Center City Campus has been fully restored. Elevators
remain off-line and are not expected to be in operation until Friday afternoon, January 19.
Drexel employees are
permitted to return to their offices to resume business operations. Anyone
requiring the use of an elevator should contact their supervisor to discuss alternative
work arrangements until the elevators are operational.
Additional updates will be
provided online at www.drexel.edu/PublicSafety and by text message.
Drexel Police are advising the campus community of a
continuing pattern of crime incidents in the University City area. In the most recent
incident, which was reported to Drexel Police on 01/17/18, multiple males
approached the victim and displayed a handgun while robbing the victim. The incident occurred on the following date:
01/16 – 7 p.m. – 3500 Spring Garden Street. The suspects
are described as 3 black males, approximately 5’10” tall, 18-21 years old. One
male was observed wearing a red hoodie.
Drexel University Police and the Philadelphia Police
Departments are continuing the investigate these matters, although no arrests
have been made.
This communication is prepared as part of the Timely
Warning requirement of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Crime Statistics Act of 1990. This federal law requires a general
communication to the campus community of all crimes reported to campus or local
police departments that may pose a threat to the campus community.
Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty and
professional staff to be alert, take precautions, and report crimes and
suspicious activities. Your efforts to stay well-informed and take preventive
action will help in maintaining the safest possible environment on Drexel’s
Police are reminding everyone to be aware of their
surroundings, to not have cell phones and other valuables visible, and to walk
with others when possible.
Members of the Drexel community may call Public Safety
for a walking escort at 215.895.2222 or use the Drexel Guardian
app. Public Safety crime prevention and awareness tips can be found at: drexel.edu/publicsafety/crimeprevention/safetytips/
Any suspicious activity should immediately be reported to
Philadelphia police by calling 911 or Drexel police by calling 215.895.2222.