Campus Safety

The motto and goal of Stritch Security is "Prevention, Protection."

Cardinal Stritch University's Department of Security is vitally concerned with, and takes an active role in promoting personal safety, security, and well-being of all members of the Stritch community, as well as providing for protection of University assets. The Department of Security operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The department consists of a full staff of security officers.

In addition to such routine security functions as patrolling campus facilities and grounds, enforcement of parking regulations, etc., Stritch security officers act as liaisons with local police and fire agencies, provide information about the University and local areas to both visitors and members of the community, and provide escort services to campus parking areas upon request. They also provide a myriad of other services ranging from key control to investigative services for the University.

Security officers maintain safety on the Stritch campus, but are not authorized to make arrests. The Department of Security maintains a close working relationship with the police departments of the Village of Fox Point and the City of Glendale, which, in turn, aid the University in all criminal investigations.

We hope students will read and use the information presented here, and in our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, in order to help foster a safe environment for everyone at Stritch. Additionally, other informative documents on date rape, personal safety, campus safety and other informative subjects are available upon request from the Department of Security or Student Affairs.

Contact Security

To ensure safety, we operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To report a crime or other on-campus emergency contact the officer on duty at (414) 410-4220

How to Report Campus Crimes and Emergencies

The University encourages that all crimes and/or other emergencies on campus be reported in an accurate and timely manner to the Department of Security and to either the Glendale or Fox Point police departments should the victim elect to, or is unable to make such a report.  

Reporting Emergencies

In the event of any emergency, it is important to report it immediately. If police, fire or rescue personnel are required to respond, they should be called first and then a call should be placed to campus security.

  Campus Phone Any Other Phone
Police  911 911
Fire  911 911
Campus Security ext. 4220 (414) 410-4220

Security has access to key phone numbers for crisis team, and will alert others as appropriate.

Reporting at Other Classroom Sites

To report any criminal activity, call 911 or the police department having legal jurisdiction for that area. Report all incidents, as well as any suspicious activity, to your instructor and the director of academic counseling or site manager at your regional site.

Reporting Crime to Campus Security Authorities

Generally, any crime may be reported to a Campus Security Authority (CSA). Stritch specifically recommends reporting to the Department of Security or the Dean of Students, although numerous other positions are designated as CSA's. 

Campus Security Authorities ensure that criminal activitiy is reported to the Department of Security who follows-up appropriately (timely warnings, investigation, police referral, etc.) and records the information (excluding publicly identifying information( in the campus crime log. It is important to note that the role of a Campus Security Authority is distinct from that of th erole of a "Responsible Employee" undert Title IX.  A person may be both a cSA and a Responsible Employee with differing obligations to report.

Responding to Crime

Each incident reported is investigated by a member of the Department of Security and/or a police officer, with the exception of confidential reports. Every effort is made to identify and prosecute criminals, recover stolen property and encourage restitution, when possible. In addition, crime that occurs on campus is also a violation of the Student Code of Condut and will be addressed using the University's internal investigation (in collaboration with security) and disciplinary processes and policies as well.

Emergency Notification and Timely Warnings

Stritch has a crisis communications plan is in place that allows for expedient communication in a crisis.  In most crisis/emergency situations both the police and the Department of Security are called to aid in assessing the situation and to provide guidance on appropriate action.

Timely warnings and emergency notification occurs at Stritch through a multi-media approach that uses a notification system (e2Campus) which can send text messages, emails, and computer monitor messaging; social media messaging and monitoring; University email and LMS systems; physical alarms - sound and light on campus; and poster/flyers as needed.  The specific delivery of the warning is based upon the percieved threat to the community and/or level of the emergency.

Timely warnings are used when there is understood to be an ongoing threat that the community needs to be aware of.  

Emergency Notification System

Stritch subscribes to e2Campus, a notification system that alerts registered users via text messaging and e-mail. All students, faculty, and staff are registered with this service. Users can adjust their registration by logging onto the Emergency Notifications Portlet on MyStritch and providing the pertinent information. In the event of an emergency requiring quick communication, this system will be utilized to provide users with important information such as evacuation, closings, sheltering in place, etc. While these will be done with the most immediate knowledge of the situation available, they should not replace one's personal judgment if the situation changes rapidly.

Fire and Emergency Evacuation

In case of fire or other emergency conditions, alarms will sound throughout the University alerting students, faculty and staff to exit the buildings.  This should be a quick but orderly process. Unless given specific instructions otherwise, no student should remain in the buildings.
Students with temporary or permanent mobility impairments are asked to work with the Accessibility Services Coordinator regarding an evacuation plan in case of an emergency.  Individuals needing such assistance are asked to visit with the Accessibility Services Coordinator  at the beginning of each semester to plan for any changes in schedule and/or health conditions.

Annual Fire and Emergency Evacuation Drills

The University conducts a fire drill annually in either September or October, in both residence halls.  The test is typically unannounced, however, residents are informed about evacuations processes prior to the test. The test is conducted in conjunction with local authorities (police and firefighters). Alarms are sounded and the residence halls are evacuated. University personnel meet with first responders immediately upon completion of the drill to assess all aspects of the drill (evacuation times, addressing special needs of occupants, effectiveness of audible and visual alarms, evacuation procedures, etc.). The feedback received from these drills is used to modify and enhance our campus wide emergency preparedness plans in collaboration with University leadership. Documentation on each drill, inclusive of a description of the drill, the date of the test, the time the test started and ended and its announcement status, as well as collected feedback and suggested modifications is retained by the Department of Facilities.
In addition to the Residence Hall, information on the crisis response plan as well as evacuation procedures are disseminated in the fall of each year via email to all staff, faculty and students of the University. 

University Security Policy and Crime Statistics

Federal law requires colleges and universities to collect information concerning campus crime statistics, campus security policies, University disciplinary action taken for specified violations, as well as crime prevention programs. Institutions are required to distribute information to current and prospective students and employees through a published Annual Security Report (ASR) each year. In addition, upt-to-date information on campus crime statistics (Campus Crime Log) as well as the University's Fire Log are available upon request between periods of publishing. 

Campus Crime Log

A log of campus reports is maintained daily by the Department of Security. Interested parties may view reports by contacting the Department of Security at (414)-410-4220. Recent reports may be read during regular business hours. Archival information will be made avaiable within five business days. Entries may be delayed or withheld if there is clear and convincing evidence that a particular log entry would jeapardize the confidentiality or safety of a victim, jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation, cause a suspect to flee or evade detection, or result in the destruction of evidence.

Annual Security Report

The crime statistics included in the Annual Security Report (ASR) are Clery Act defined crimes, occurring within the campus geography as defind by Cleary and are report to Campus Security Authorities who in turn report them to the Department of Security for recording.  Clery crime statistics from the last three calendar years, as well as information on current security polcies and practices are then published in the ASR.  

View the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2019

View the Annual Crime Statistics for Calendar Years 2016 to 2018

October 2019 - Stritch ranked safest campus in Wisconsin

Nuwber​ has ranked Stritch the safest college campus in Wisconsin. See the state-by-state rankings on the Nuwber website

View Campus Policies

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Campus Policies

Fire Safety Report

Information about residence hall fire safety

Fire Safety

Privacy Rights - FERPA

Information regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Policy (FERPA)


Title IX Information

Information regarding Title IX - federal legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex and gender in educational programs.

Title IX