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Message from Public Safety

A Message to the University Community,

The safety and security of the Penn community is of paramount importance to each and every member of the Division of Public Safety. In response to Tuesday's tragic events, the Division of Public Safety has taken extra measures to ensure the safety of our community. The University Police Department will be fully staffed until further notice. We have taken measures to secure our entire campus, utilizing both police and security personnel. We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the University community for the cooperation and response we have received during these troubling times.

Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to revisit best security practices to be followed at all times:

  • Report any suspicious packages, threatening phone calls, or e-mails to the UPPD by calling 511 from any campus phone or by calling (215) 573-3333 from any off-campus phone.
  • If you observe any suspicious behavior by persons in or around campus buildings, call the UPPD or report the activity by using the nearest Blue Light Emergency phone. For additional information on these and other security measures, please visit the University's emergency information website at In particular, please review the protocol for suspicious packages as well as the checklist for telephone threats.

Thank you for your cooperation during these trying times.

--Maureen Rush, Vice President for Public Safety
--Thomas Rambo, Chief of Police

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 4, September 18, 2001


September 18, 2001
Volume 48 Number 4

A $10 million gift to the Wharton School from alumnus Al West Jr. creates a Learning Lab.
The Penn community gathers to remember the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks.
The Penn community reaches out to help the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the Blood Drives.
Penn Police take extra precautions to secure the campus.
Counseling services for Penn faculty, staff and their families as well as group counseling through the EAP are provided free of charge.
Recovering from trauma, loss and disasters is complex, as explained in a booklet from CAPS. Emergency consultations are available.
The SAS Symposium on Responding to Terrorism includes the views of five Penn faculty members who discuss the various considerations of responding to the recent attacks.
A Penn student who expressed her views on WXPN shares them.
The 9th Annual Penn Family Day is set for October 20 with food, football, face painting and fun at the University Museum.