Ed LaRocque, Director of Security
260.399.7700 ext. 6120
University Support Services Building
Fort Wayne site Campus Security: 260.399.7888
Crown Point site Campus Security: 219.662.5555
The University of Saint Francis provides security patrols 24 hours a day, 365 days a year as part of its commitment to ensuring a safe, secure environment in which students and employees can live, learn and work. The primary function of the Security Office is to protect the persons and property of the campus community through constant patrolling of buildings and grounds and responding to emergency situations. In the performance of these duties, Security is available to provide escorts when requested (call 260.399.7888, or 7888 from any campus phone), give authorized access when needed, maintain parking lot safety, take accident and loss reports, and enforce traffic regulations. Other responsibilities include responding to medical emergencies, maintaining building safety systems and helping to maintain workplace safety for students and employees.
At the University of Saint Francis, campus community members share in the responsibility for personal safety and the prevention of crime. Students can reduce the chances of becoming a victim by taking such common sense precautions as always walking with a partner after dark, properly securing all valuables and contacting a Security Officer to report any suspicious persons or activities. Should you become the victim of a crime, it is important that you report the incident to a Security Officer as soon as possible or, in the case of resident students, to a member of the housing staff.
In accordance with Public Law 101-542, November 8, 1990 Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, Section 485, the university must disclose the campus crime statistics for the calendar year 2018 and the two preceding calendar years.
Any of the crime statistics, excluding liquor, drug and weapons law violations, where the victim was selected intentionally because of his or her actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability is required by law to be reported as a hate crime. For the year 2016 “national origin” and “gender identity” have been added to the hate crimes categories.
For current crime statistics and security information please refer to the brochure “Campus Crime Report” or visit Security.
The Higher Education Amendments of 1992 require institutions to make additional disclosures as part of their annual security report, and replaces the disclosure of statistics concerning the occurrence of rape on campus with the disclosure of forcible and non-forcible sex offenses. In addition, the 1992 Amendments require institutions to disclose a statement of policy concerning their campus sexual assault programs designed to prevent sex offenses, and the procedures to follow when a sex offense does occur.
Effective March 7, 2014, under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, the university will include reports of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, beyond crime categories
the Clery Act already mandates, adopt certain student discipline procedures for notifying victims of their rights and adopt institutional policies to address and prevent sexual violence.
Please refer to the campus brochure “Procedures and Policies Concerning Sexual Misconduct” for this information or visit Security.
Institutions of postsecondary education that participate in the Federal student financial assistance programs have been required by Section 485(a) and (f) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) to provide the Secretary with campus crime statistics since 1990. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008 and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The HEOA made a number of additions to campus security reporting requirements. The university must report the statistics concerning the following in each on-campus student housing facility during the most recent calendar years for which data are available must be reported to the Secretary of Education on an annual basis.
For current statistics and fire systems and policies information please refer to the brochure “Institutional Fire Safety Policies and Fire Statistics” or visit Security.