The Department of Campus Public Safety (CPS) at Bay Path University works to provide a safe and secure environment in which to live and work for the entire Bay Path community. CPS officers also enforce the University's rules, regulations, and policies as well as town, state and federal laws.
Bay Path University is a safe school. CPS operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week with an advanced e-911 system connected to the Longmeadow Police and Fire departments to handle emergency and fire situations. Residence halls are secured around the clock with electronic ID access, which is provided and maintained by CPS.
In addition to the above duties, CPS offers escort services as needed, enforce parking regulations, assist in special events, and provide crime prevention and campus safety workshops throughout the year.
Police/Fire/Emergency - 911
Campus Public Safety - 413.565.1225
Bay Path Health Services - 413.565.1391 or 413.565.1392
Bay Path Counseling Center - 413.565.1276
Longmeadow Town Police - 413.567.4315
State Police - 413.736.8390
National Suicide Prevention - 1.800.273.8255
Bay State Medical Center - 413.794.0000
Mercy Medical Center - 413.748.0000
Public Safety Department personnel are committed to a philosophy of community service.
Recognizing that the mission is best attained through community involvement, officers are collectively committed to nurturing collaborative partnerships with individuals, groups and departments in the responsibility of:
Identification and resolution of safety and security concerns. Development of safety and security resources, and service initiatives.Delivery of efficient, effective and relevant public safety and security services and training.
The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to provide the University community with a safe, secure environment in which to learn, live, work and grow.
We will accomplish our mission by partnering and collaborating with the community, by providing service in a professional, courteous manner, and by affording dignity ad respect to all individuals.
Our vision is to enhance and preserve the quality of the learning opportunities and life experiences of each member of our community by actively working in collaboration with all facets of the community to provide a safe and secure campus environment. We recognize that effective public safety and the prevention of crime are best achieved by establishing a professional and trusting relationship with our community.
Emergency Notification System
The Omnilert service is the most effective way of communicating emergency information to the entire campus population. With Omnilert, students as well as faculty and staff are notified of weather closings, emergencies and safety alerts through text messages on their cellular phones. Omnilert is convenient, easy to use, fast, accurate, effective and best of all free! Campus Public Safety strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to sign up for the Omnilert service as it is the easiest and most effective way of communicating with the campus community.
Current students, staff and faculty, visit the
Omnilert Portal to sign-up or manage your Omnilert account.
Student and Staff Identification Cards
Your Bay Path ID is electronically coded to provide you with exclusive access to a variety of services, including residence hall entry and meals at the Blake Dining Common, and it is your primary means of student identification. Your ID has additional features, such as the flex account option that will make your life on-campus easier and more manageable. You or your parents/guardians can deposit money in the flex account allowing you to take advantages of your credit card-style Bay Path ID for purchases in the Fleming Book and Gift Center, Carpe Diem Café, and more. Your Bay Path ID also allows after-hours access to various buildings on campus.
How do I obtain my Bay Path ID?
Go to the Department of Campus Public Safety located in the Maintenance Building. Click
here for map.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, which requires United States colleges and universities to disclose information about crimes on campus and in surrounding areas.
The law is connected to participation in federal student financial aid programs. Therefore, it applies to most public and private institutions of higher education, and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. The Clery Act was named in memory of 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986. Her parents, Howard and Connie, discovered Jeanne had not been told about Lehigh’s nearly 40 violent crimes, which occurred three years before her murder. Howard and Connie Clery joined other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact the law, originally known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. Since its inception, the law has been amended twice—once in 1992 to add a requirement that colleges and universities give the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights and in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements and to formally name the law in memory of Jeanne Clery. Click here to learn more about the Clery Act.
2015 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report - Longmeadow Campus - PDF
2015 Annual Campus Security Report - Central Mass Location - PDF
2015 Annual Campus Security Report - Burlington Location - PDF
2015 Annual Campus Security Report - Springfield Location - PDF