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Our Services

The Department of Public Safety provides a wide variety of services to the campus community.

24 Hour Dispatch and Visitor Information

765-983-1400 - The only 24-hour office on campus. The Public Safety communications center receives and dispatches calls for assistance, monitors alarm systems, documents campus activity, provides information, issues new or replacement ID cards, issues parking permits (student, employee and visitor) and answers the main campus switchboard.

Emergency Phones

Numerous emergency call boxes are installed around campus for emergency or other assistance, including at the entrance to every residence hall.

Emergency Notification

Public Safety manages and issues alerts via the College's emergency notification system (which includes text/phone/e- mail notifications when necessary). Get more information HERE.

Operation Identification

Public Safety will engrave your personal valuables (i.e.: laptops, phones, game systems, etc.) with a unique identifier chosen by you to deter theft. Get more information HERE.

Bicycle Registration

Students and employees may register their bicycle free of charge with Public Safety. Upon registration you will receive a registration sticker that will aid in getting your bike returned should it ever be taken. 

Emergency Response

Public Safety is the primary response to campus emergencies 24 hours a day, requesting assistance from the Richmond Fire and Police when necessary.

Residence Hall Security

Public Safety works in partnership with Residence Life staff members on safety and security issues in residence halls and houses. Learn more on campus housing safety HERE.

Escorts for Personal Safety

Safety escorts are provided to students, employees and visitors around campus 24 hours a day. Call for an officer to walk with you to your destination at 765-983-1400. 

Educational Programming

Information if offered to the campus community on a variety of topics to include crime prevention, fire safety, bicycle safety, basic vehicle maintenance, and more.  


Event Security

Groups or departments on campus may request Public Safety personnel for large campus events, concerts, athletic events, etc. Requests for event security should be made here.

Motorist Assists

Public Safety provides motor vehicle jumpstarts or lockout assistance for vehicles on campus.


Public Safety issues parking permits, manages parking enforcement, traffic control and manages special event parking. Learn more about parking HERE.

Patrol Services

The Department of Public Safety patrols the campus 24 hours per day/365 days per year, responds to calls for service, and reports violations of state law and College policy. The department works closely with Richmond Police and Fire Departments and other local, state, and federal agencies


Public Safety provides transportation to Earlham students with ID around the immediate college area, free of charge. The shuttle operates during the school year on a specific route making stops at numerous popular locations throughout Richmond.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.