Building Access Policy

Building Access Policy


Responsible Office Department of Public Safety
Responsible Party Vice President for Student Life
Last Revision 2018
Approved By Administrative Committee
Approved Date 2018
Effective Date 2018
Last Review June2018
Review Frequency Annually
Additional Reference None



Public Safety should be notified immediately at ext. 3333 if you become aware of any threat to persons or property. Crime prevention in college buildings and grounds is a shared community responsibility, and all efforts in this regard are coordinated and facilitated through Public Safety.

Non-residential buildings are cleared and locked at regularly scheduled times by a building monitor or a Public Safety Officer. Supervised access to buildings after-hours will be provided by the Public Safety office pending receipt of proper identification and authorization. Academic buildings are cleared and closed after 11:00 p.m. Woods-Penniman remains open 24 hours a day.

Public Safety is the point-of-contact for all campus key access. Requests for keys may be made to Public Safety at


-During the COVID-19 pandemic, all academic and administrative buildings are accessible by Berea College affiliated personnel only.  Student and Staff/Faculty ID’s are to be worn at all times, and these allow access to these buildings during business/building specific hours.