What Security Does

The Security Committee provides security for Homecoming events as necessary. We ensure the safety of all participants and volunteers in order for everyone to enjoy all the events to the fullest. Our work culminates on Parade day as we patrol the parade route to ensure everyone is following all safety procedures. Security will also work closely with the OPPerations committee throughout the year and any committee that needs our assistance. Our committee color is  Red.

For questions or concerns please contact Security Director, David Fanelli, at

Captain Positions

Administrative Assistants/ Committee Captains (2)

These captains will assist the Director by taking minutes, distributing materials, organizing information, and ordering merchandise for committee members and captains. They will work closely with the Internal Development director and captains in bi-weekly meetings (in addition to weekly captain meetings) to ensure a worthwhile experience for all captains. These captains will also be in charge of leading the Security committee in bi-weekly meetings to ensure the committee is informed of their duties for Parade Day and all other Homecoming events.


Competition Liaison (3)

These captains will act as a liaison to the Competition committee, ensuring that all volunteers are procured for Parade Day and that security needs are met for all events. These events include the Legacy Celebration, the Past to Present Celebration, the Best of Penn State Carnival and Field Day. They will also be in charge of working with University Relations to keep track of point deductions for the different student organizations at the Spring Security Meeting, the Fall Security Meeting, and Parade Day.


Parade Logistics Captain (3)

The Parade Logistics captains will oversee all Security tasks on Parade Day. With the Director, they will develop a detailed Parade day-of-event timeline for the entire Security Committee, and work with the Security Committee captains to ensure that the parade route is secured and properly lined with volunteers and committee members. In conjunction with the OPP, Parade, and Distribution Management committees, they will ensure that all Security equipment is provided on Parade Day.


Inter-Committee Liaison (1)

This captain will be the liaison between Security and all other Homecoming committees. He/she will be responsible for ensuring Security needs are met for all Homecoming events, including the 5K, the Legacy Celebration, the Past to Present Celebration, the Best of Penn State Carnival and Field Day. This captain will also coordinate the Parade Day Focus Group (PDFG) consisting of OPPerations, Distribution Management, and Parade, as well as any other necessary collaboration throughout the year.