Safety on Campus
At Goucher, community comes first. In order to make the campus a safe and comfortable place for everyone, Goucher has visitor policies in place designed to promote the good of the community at large.
Visitors to campus may be accompanied by pets, provided the pets are kept on a leash or confined to a cage or aquarium, do not enter any campus buildings, and are cleaned up after. The Office of Community Living or Public Safety may request that a pet is removed from campus for violation of this policy or for behavioral, safety, or health reasons.
Blessing of the Animals:
Members of the Goucher community are welcome to bring their pets to campus to celebrate the Blessing of the Animals on a day designated by the college chaplain. Employees who are unable to bring their pets only for the blessing may bring them to work for the entire designated day, provided they have obtained the prior consent of every other employee in their work area.
Goucher College sponsors a number of events in the performing arts, athletics, and other areas that are open to children of the college and from the greater community. The college welcomes children at these events. In order to ensure their safety and that of other guests, we require that the parent, legal guardian, or other adult responsible for each child comply with the following provisions:
- No child may be left unsupervised at any time or for any reason.
- Children must remain in the area of campus where the event is located.
- The adult responsible for a child is also responsible for the child’s behavior, and is expected to ensure that the child complies with the directions of college personnel and does not disrupt the enjoyment of any other guest at the event.
- The adult responsible for a child is also responsible for any damage to college property caused by the child.