Safety and Security Mission

The philosophy of the St. Lawrence University Safety and Security Department is to provide a safe and secure environment for the entire University community. The Safety and Security Department offers a wide variety of services to assist students, staff and faculty members in their day to day living. All services are widely publicized. We asked that all students, staff, and faculty members familiarize themselves with the handbook and all the services provided by this department. The first step in a successful security and safety program is public awareness.

General Information

The Safety and Security Department is located at the Dianna B. Torrey '82 Health and Counseling Center on the ground floor. The office is opened 7 days per week, 24 hours per day and 365 days a year. In an emergency you can call the Safety and Security office from any campus telephone by dialing 5555. You may also use any of the 17 emergency "blue light phones" or 32 emergency "yellow phones" located on walkways and building exteriors.

The Safety and Security Department consists of seven full time security officers, four full time dispatchers and a strong representation of student staff on our Student Safety Team and First Response Team. The Department administration consists of an Assistant Vice President also known as the University Proctor and one Assistant Director. The Safety and Security Department is charged with the responsibility of enforcing all University rules and regulations as well as State and Federal Laws. During their patrols, officers constantly monitor and evaluate campus security and safety. They routinely identify and report such problems as broken locks, windows, lighting in need of repair and overgrown shrubbery. In addition, they immediately address problems considered to be a threat or hazard.

The Safety and Security Department is always available to make presentations to student groups, clubs and organizations (which includes Greek Houses and Theme Cottages). These presentations often include but are not limited to personal safety issues.