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Campus Safety and Health

  • What We Offer

    The well-being of every individual in the Saint Francis University community is a top priority. We offer a wide range of services and resources. These services include working with the student health center, counseling services and providing safety and security dedicated to the entire campus.

    • Campus Safety and Police
    • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program
    • Parking on Campus
    • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
    • Student Travel
    • Related Offices
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    Campus Safety and Police

    The Campus Safety and University Police Department is committed to providing the University community with a safe environment.  University police officers patrol campus 24 hours each day of the year. Escort services are available to any member of the campus community who does not wish to walk alone,especially after dark.

    When to contact Campus Safety and Police:

    • Non-life threatening emergencies –such as personal injuries or accidents on campus 
    • Criminal activity- including theft or property damage 
    • Vehicle accidents or incidents 
    • Travel concerns 
    • Environmental health and safety concerns 
    • Questions or concerns about behaviors or unethical activities. 

    The Saint Francis University Rave Alert System is an emergency notification service available to all students, faculty, and staff.  The service sends text and email messages in the event of an emergency on campus.  All members of the campus community are encouraged to participate in this program.

    Clery Reports

    Clery Annual Disclosure Reports

    As required by the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Clery reports will inform you about the University’s methods for reporting crime, support and assistance available to crime survivors, policies relating to crime and campus emergencies, and crime statistics for the last three years. 

     Saint Francis University has a certified safety committee.  Questions or suggestions about safety should be sent to  safety@francis.edu

    Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

    In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and subsequent amendments, students and employees of University are informed that strictly enforced policies are in place which prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of any illicit drugs, including alcohol, on University property or as part of any University sponsored activity. Free, confidential counseling for alcohol and other drug abuse issues is available to students through Counseling Services and the Student Health Center.Free, educational information on alcohol and other drug misuse is available for the university community through the Alcohol and Drug Education Center in 116 Padua Hall.  The complete Employee Drug and Alcohol Policy is available for download here

    The University Police department has also been certified in the administration of Naloxone

    Contact University Police at 814-472-3360 with questions or concerns about the use of alcohol or drugs on campus or at University sponsored activities.

    Parking on Campus

    Parking is available in designated areas on campus for employees, students and visitors. Please note that all employees and students are expected to always register any vehicle on campus before arriving. You must log into my.francis.edu in order to register. After logging in, please click on either the "Current Students" or "Faculty/Staff" along the top.  

    Once a vehicle is registered, you will recieve an email notifying you that your permit is available for pickup at the police department office.

    Please note that all visitors are required to stop at the police department and obtain a visitor permit prior to parking on campus. 

    All parking rules and regulations must be followed. If a violation occurs, an electronic parking citation will be issued. If you are a student or employee of the university, you will receive an electronic email notification sent directly to your university email address notifying you of the citation and also the steps to file an appeal if needed. 

    Please contact the police department with any questions or concerns. 

    Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence

    Saint Francis University is dedicated to preventing and effectively responding to all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.  For more information or to share concerns or seek help, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Title IX team member. In an emergency please contact University Police at 814-472-3360 or 911.

    Student Travel

    Students traveling domestically or internationally on University sponsored trips is of top priority. To that end the University has established a Student Travel and Notification Procedure to improve communication and to increase student safety.

    All students, faculty, and staff traveling on University sponsored trips are expected to follow these guidelines. University sponsored travel is any trip organized and chaperoned by faculty or staff of the University that fulfills a curricular, co-curricular, or extra-curricular function.

    A trip roster shall be sent via email to: University Police, Student Life, Residence Life, and the Associate Dean of Students. The trip roster should be confirmed and communicated 48 hours prior to travel or immediately preceding the trip to ensure accuracy in the event there are additions or deletions. A copy of the trip roster should be kept by the trip chaperone. 

    For domestic travel, the trip roster must include emergency contact information for all travelers. The department or program sponsoring the trip will retain the liability waiver forms on file until the trip ends.

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    Campus Police is located in the Small Business Development Center.