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Safety and Security

The Department of Housing and Residence Life is proud of the safety and security features in each of their residential buildings. Barringer Residence, Martin Residence and Orlowitz Residence all contain the following safety and security features:

  • Modern smoke detectors, fire alarms, sprinkler systems and other fire safety equipment
  • Secuirty cameras in critical areas that are monitored 24/7
  • Swipe card access at the main entrances 
  • 24/7 front desk coverage staffed with professional, experienced workers
  • 24/7 Residence Life staff members who are on-call to address any emergencies or issues
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The Department of Housing and Residence Life also wants our students living on-campus to feel comfortable getting to and from their residence. The following features are available outside of the residence buildings:

Emergency call boxes located outside of each of the residences

  • 11th & Walnut Streets / SW corner of the Martin Building
  • 10th & Walnut Streets / SW corner of the Barringer Building
  • Lubert Plaza / SW corner of Orlowitz Building


    Thomas Jefferson Campus Security is very visible on and around campus. Security also offers walking escorts around campus if you feel uncomforable or not safe. Please refer to Thomas Jefferson Campus Security for more safety tips and information regarding campus.

Need help? Know who to call...

TJU Security:

(215)955-8888

From a campus phone, dial 888 for emergencies

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