The Department of Security is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, working to make Colby safer and serve the Colby community.
If an Emergency occurs, contact Security using the blue emergency phones located throughout campus, including at the main doors of all residence halls, or call 207-859-5911.
The Department of Security works alongside the Dean of Students Office, Health Services, and the Waterville Police Department on Sexual Violence Response and Prevention procedures.
If an emergency occurs, contact Security using the blue emergency phones located throughout campus, including at the main doors of all residence halls, or call 207-859-5911.
The main Security Department number is for non-emergency calls such as escorts, vehicle registration, lost and found, lockouts when roommates or hall staff are unavailable, and questions about parking.
Colby Safe is the official safety app of Colby College. It is the only app that integrates with Colby College’s safety and security systems. The Department of Security has worked to develop a unique app that provides students, faculty and staff with added safety on the Colby College campus. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources.
App features include: Emergency Contacts, Mobile Bluelight, Walk a Friend, Safety Toolbox, Notification History, Share Map with your Location, I’m OK!, Tip Reporting, Virtual WalkHome, Campus Map, Emergency Plans, Support Resources, Safety Notifications and more.
Real-time GPS tracking application for the Colby College shuttle. Start tracking the shuttle right from your phone. The Colby Shuttle app lets you see your bus in real time. Search for a stop near you, set stop reminders, and get push notifications for important route updates.
iPhone: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. iPad: Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
iPod touch: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Mac: Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
Requires Android 4.4 and up
In the winter of 2007-08 Colby installed a siren and public address loudspeaker atop Mayflower Hill. If the siren sounds, seek a secure safe location and await instructions (see below). Instructions may be broadcast over the public address loudspeaker.
Call Campus Security or Police 911 or 5911
Remain calm and answer the dispatcher’s questions. The dispatcher is trained to obtain the necessary information for the emergency responders.
Note: An individual must use his/her own discretion during an active shooter incident as to whether to run to safety or remain in place. Best practices for an active shooter incident are listed below.
If Outside When A Shooting Occurs
If Suspect Is Outside Your Classroom/Office
If Suspect Is In Close Proximity