Safety & Security

Menlo College is fortunate to be located in one of the safest neighborhoods in the U.S. The College is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for students, faculty and staff. The Office of Campus Security works continuously to keep the campus community in the most secure and protected environment possible. Historically, the College has had a relatively low number of serious campus criminal incidents.

Campus Security Services

Uniformed security officers conduct regular rounds of the campus 24/7 during the academic year. Their responsibilities include patrolling all grounds and buildings, enforcing parking (hypertext to Parking page) and traffic rules, investigating suspicious activities, and responding to emergencies. They are also responsible for reviewing surveillance cameras when situations arise.  Campus security officers enforce all federal, state and local laws as well as campus policies. Campus security officers work cooperatively with the Atherton Police Department in responding to problem situations on campus. The Atherton Police Department notifies campus security whenever they are called to campus. The college also maintains a professional liaison with Atherton Disaster and Preparedness Team (ADAPT), Menlo Park Fire Department, San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) which offers hands-on exercises and activities to learn disaster skills and emergency assistance.

Security Services also include

  • Fast response to police, fire or medical emergencies.
  • Safety escorts when requested.
  • Special Programs
  • Surveillance cameras positioned across campus to enhance safety, campus security and identify involved in suspected criminal activity.
  • AEDs (automated external defibrillator) are located in every building on campus.
  • Emergency notification service - providing text, voice and e-mail alerts to everyone on campus.
  • Emergency phones
  • Emergency Response (Planning, Preparedness, Response and Recovery)
  • Lost or found property
  • Campus Watch Program
  • Parking on campus (registration & enforcement)

Menlo College Emergen​cy Guide

Every member of Menlo College can become familiar with the Menlo College emergency guide. The guide gives a detailed plan of what to do in case of an emergency including an evacuation map. Emergency drills are also held to ensure that the community is well versed on evacuation procedures.

The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose annual information about crime on and near their respective campuses. The most recent report indicates that there have been no homicide, sexual offense, robbery, assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, or hate crime on Menlo College’s campus. A daily log that lists by date, all crimes reported to campus security is available for public inspection at the Security Office.

Every member of the campus community is asked to take responsibility for his/her own safety by practicing individual safety precautions and taking advantage of the available campus safety services. For further questions, please contact Security at 650.400.5837.  The Office of Security is watching out for you.