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Public Safety Advisory

Dear Rosemont College Community,

Yesterday, the Office of Finance and Administration sent an email to all Rosemont students, faculty and staff to inform them that federal authorities have notified colleges and universities in our region that threats of violence have been made against "an unspecified university near Philadelphia," for Monday, October 5th.  Information was also posted by the College on Facebook and Twitter to alert the community. 

We have been assured by the FBI that they have no knowledge of a specific threat.

The advisory to the Philadelphia-area colleges from federal authorities was sent, in their own words, “with an abundance of caution.” Rosemont communicated the threat to the community for the same reason.

Because the information the federal authorities received is not specific to Rosemont College or the Main Line area, we will have normal operations today. We do not believe that canceling activities in response to this unspecified information is warranted.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to go about their normal routines.  We do ask that all members of the Rosemont community remain aware of their surroundings and advise them to contact 911 if they observe any unusual activity.

I want to reassure you that Public Safety has been in touch with the Lower Merion Police Department and are working in conjunction with them to enhance protection of the campus. Public Safety has increased security patrols of campus and the number of officers on duty.

Rosemont considers the safety of our students, faculty and staff its highest priority. Please know that we will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with the community.  Please remember that e2campus alerts (text and email) will be used to communicate any urgent information regarding this situation.


Randy Eldridge

Vice President, Finance and Administration