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Campus Safety

Safety Programs

The Department Campus Safety is committed to providing a safe living and learning environment for the the Lakeside Campuses. Our goal is to create a customer friendly environment that focuses on crime prevention and problem solving through awareness and education. By working together as a team, we can create a safer and more secure living and learning environment for all Loyolans.

While we can promise you a committed effort to providing a safe and secure campus, we cannot guarantee a crime free environment. Therefore, it is important that you help us, help you, by taking time to read through the Campus Safety Home Page and familiarize yourself with the safety programs and services we offer. Take advantage of the free shuttle bus and escort services, take a Hot Spots Tour and attend a Crime Prevention seminar. Remember, your safety is as much your responsibility as it is ours, so educate yourself about what you can do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.

Loyola University Chicago's Lakeside Campuses have developed an environment where safety concerns are aggressively and proactively addressed. In recent years, the University has launched a number of initiatives to bolster its safety program.

DESIGNATED PATHWAYS, SIDEWALKS, STREETS

Loyola University Chicago works to maintain well lit and well marked pathways around campus.  The Campus Map is constantly updated to address any closures or detours created by any construction. 

Campus Pathways and sidewalks are patrolled by Campus Safety officers on foot, in golf carts and on bikes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  All pathways and sidewalks have emergency blue light phones placed at appropriate intervals for a person walking in case they require emergency assistance. 

Students, faculty and staff are reminded that they should always walk on a sidewalk and never in a street.  Jaywalking is a concern at all times and students are reminded to only cross intersections at a crosswalk and to only do so when the traffic signals indicate it is safe to cross. 

If you notice that a street light is out or that maybe the light on a blue light emergency phone is not lit, please contact Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 to report it so it can be fixed.  If you notice any other issues with a pathway, such as a crack in a sidewalk or dangerous ice accumulation, please contact the facilities department.


RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE (RAD) CLASSES

The Rape Aggression Defense class is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The RAD System is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on-defense training. 

These classes are taught by certified RAD Instructors and provide you with hands on training along with a workbook/reference manual. Classes are held at the LSC throughout the year. To work with a trainer to organize a training class, please email asksafety@luc.edu

 

RAD Class Open Houses

Campus Safety also offers open houses for students interested in learning more information about RAD classes.  

The hours will be 4pm-8pm

Wednesday, February 26th 2014 4pm start at Bremner Lounge

Wednesday, March 12th 2014 4pm start at Rambler Room

Thursday, March 27th 2014 4pm start at Rambler Room

 

For more information or to reserve a spot in a RAD class, please email asksafety@luc.edu


HOT SPOTS TOURS

Taking a Hot Spots Tour is a great way to see the surrounding Loyola neighborhoods. Our tour shows you popular places to shop, eat, conduct business or just socialize. We show you what's hot and what's not. A Hot Spots Tour is not simply a "don't go here" drive through the area.  Rather, the tour is designed to help students identify real-world areas, behaviors and characteristics that are generally unsafe and that require some heightened awareness.  The tour is guided by a Crime Prevention Specialist who will provide you with safety tips that can be useful as you explore our community and the world. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact our Student Community Liaison Officer at 773.508.2462 or send an email to asksafety@luc.edu.


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Department of Campus Safety
Loyola University Chicago · Phone: 773.508.6039 · Fax: 773.508.6042 · E-mail: asksafety@luc.edu

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