Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Campus safety is a vital concern for the entire St. Edward's University community. Maintaining an environment that continually demonstrates the university's values of personal respect and dignity to all is a reflection of our mission. There are a number of security measures in place to safeguard the well-being of students and staff, including:

  • 24-hour professional campus police force
  • Restricted key card access to student housing
  • Residence hall receptionists and resident assistants are assigned to all campus housing
  • Emergency Response Guide (pdf) to ensure that staff and students can respond appropriately under a variety of emergency scenarios (flood, tornado, fire, accidents, criminal activity, etc.)

The University Police Department maintains a record of all incidents and offenses reported to the department. The Annual Security and Fire Safety report required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is prepared using these records.The report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the university. The policy statements address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security — for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or on property owned or controlled by the university, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available at: www.stedwards.edu/sites/default/files/docs/2014_Annual_Security_and_Fire_Safety_Report.pdf

You may also request a paper copy from the University Police Department Office in Holy Cross Hall G2, 512-448-8444 or Human Resources in Doyle Hall 131, 512-448-8587.

In addition, the University Police Department maintains a daily log of all crimes reported to the department. That log may be reviewed online or at the University Police office during normal working hours.