Campus Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention is everyone's job on campus. Counting yours, there are about 16,000 eyes on our campus. Only a limited number are assigned to the Police. If you see something suspicious, or unusual give us a call.

Personal Safety

  • Always keep your door locked - day or night. NEVER let strangers in.
  • Never lend your keys or leave your door unlocked for a friend.
  • Don't bring valuables to campus. Leave them at home where they are most safe.
  • Keep cash and other small valuable out of sight.
  • Don't prop open exterior doors. You could be letting in an intruder. The doors are locked for your safety!
  • Don't leave your books unattended.
  • Know the location of building staff offices, phones, or other safe areas.
  • Report suspicious persons or activity to building staff or Campus Police.

On The Grounds

  • Be alert and aware of people around you.
  • Don't walk alone, go with a friend, group or use the on campus escort service.
  • Use public walkways, avoid shortcuts, dark or secluded places.
  • Never hitchhike, pick up hitchhikers, or ride with a stranger.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Always lock your bike to a fixed object. Use the U-shape lock for the best security.
  • Always lock your car and take your keys with you. Lock your valuables out of sight. (In the trunk is best)
  • Know the locations of emergency telephones or public telephones. Always keep a quarter handy.
  • If you are a victim, call the Department of Safety/Campus Police immediately. We can assist you and advise you of your legal rights.

Vehicle Safety Tips

  • Always lock your car and take your keys with you.
  • Always place valuables in the trunk and lock it.
  • Take all you cellular phones, laptops, purses, and book bags with you. Do not leave them in the car.
  • Keep a spare key in your wallet instead of with the car.
  • Use locking devices for your vehicle.
  • When parking at night, use the shuttle service instead of walking.
  • Keep your car's VIN in a safe place in case of theft.
  • Close all windows, car thieves have tools to get into a vehicle through the smallest opening.
  • Think of using an anti-theft device on your vehicle.
  • Always park in a well lighted area and well traveled area.
  • Keep a copy of the vehicle registration in your wallet or purse.

Why should you participate in Xavier University's crime prevention programs?

  • Because we need your help to create a safe campus environment.
  • Because crime hurts all of us.
  • Because campuses with active campus crime prevention programs have reported dramatic reductions in crime.
  • Because our campus crime prevention effort needs you to make it work.

To obtain more information about campus crime prevention, contact Xavier University's Crime Prevention officer at 513 745-2000.