Bethany College Campus Security is committed to:
- educating the Bethany community regarding safety practices and procedures;
- reporting criminal activity when observed;
- protecting physical property;
- honoring college policies and procedures;
- accepting responsibility for one’s conduct; and
- connecting immediately when assistance is needed.
Bethany College is a violence, weapon, alcohol and drug free campus.
Campus Safety Officers
(785) 906-0218 or
(785) 227-3380, ext. 1010 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
During hours outside of normal campus safety, please contact (785) 227-3380, ext. 3030. This number will connect you to an on-call residence life staff member. For normal business hours, contact the Student Development at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8230. In case of a true emergency, dial 911.
Campus-safety personnel patrol the campus nightly from 8 p.m. until about 4 a.m. Sunday to Saturday, throughout the year. Lindsborg Public Safety Center personnel are called in cases of unlawful activity. For off-hours medical emergencies, the Lindsborg Community Hospital is less than two miles from the campus.
- Swede Alerts sign-up for Bethany students, staff and faculty is available on eSwede.
- Crime Statistics as reported to the U.S. Department of Education. The Bethany College Annual Security Report can be found on the Right-to Know page under About Us.
The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 made some major changes to the Campus Securities Act of 1990. Some of these changes include: adding manslaughter and arson to the list of crimes that colleges must report each year; requiring colleges to keep statistics on violent crimes directed at individuals because of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability; defining further areas that colleges are responsible for when reporting campus crimes; allowing colleges to release public information on any student who has admitted or been found guilty of committing a violent crime or a non-violent sexual offense and any sanction imposed by the institution; and allowing colleges to inform the parents or legal guardians of students under 21 who have violated laws on the use or possession of alcohol or drugs.
The figures provided in this report are based on the reporting requirements of the Department of Education. The Clery Act sets forth how crimes perpetrated by students of the institution are tracked (both on and off campus) and reported to various constituencies including students and employees of the educational institution.