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We want you to feel at home while you are on campus that's why we are committed to creating a safe learning environment that promotes learning. Here are a few of the ways in which we promote safety on campus.
The Saint Francis University Police Department, located in Raymond Hall, is staffed by fully trained professional law enforcement officers who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The department's primary role is to create a safe and secure environment by enforcing University regulations and state and federal laws as well as preventing, detecting, and investigating crimes. Officers work closely with local and state law enforcement agencies to provide the best service to ensure cooperation and assistance when needed by our students, faculty and staff.
Our officers are certified in First Aid, CPR & AED, and receive extensive training including annual Act 120 police training updates. Officers also provide educational programs, seminars, and materials to the University community on topics such as personal safety, fire safety, abusive relationships, sexual assault awareness, and drug /alcohol issues.
University Police officers provide the University community a safe environment, conducive to independent thought and based on Franciscan values of consideration, respect for others, and service. Officers maintain this service-oriented philosophy with the understanding they are representatives of the University, regardless of day or time and must act with courtesy and respect to those needing or requesting assistance. Members of the Department abide by and enforce all policies of the University and laws enacted by local, state, and federal governments. They seek to aid those in distress and work to peacefully resolve problems in a just and fair manner. Working as ambassadors for Saint Francis University, Police officers objectively and professionally investigate incidents that disadvantage others or the University and recommend resolutions to correct the deficiency.
Escort services are available to any student who does not wish to walk alone, especially after dark. These services can be arranged by calling University Police.
All of the entrances to our residence halls are locked and secure 24-hour a day using a swipe card system. Students may enter their residence halls using their Saint Francis ID card.
Crime Information and Crime Statistics are available for dissemination to our students, faculty, staff and visitors at the University Police Department Office. A campus crime log is maintained detailing all reported incidents and is open for review to any person. Information on crimes that occur on campus is also provided to the Troubadour student newspaper for publication. An annual report of all crimes is compiled and forwarded to the Pennsylvania State Police each January. Members of the State Police forward this information to the FBI for inclusion in the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). You may request an electronic copy of our Clery Report or view the SFU Clery Report online.
Saint Francis University117 Evergreen DriveP.O. Box 600Loretto, PA 15940