Quincy University holds the safety and overall well-being of its students and staff as one of its highest concerns. Campus safety and security needs are provided by the Campus Security Office which provides 24-hour-a-day service to the campus community. The Security Office is located in Friars Hall in room 115. This office is responsible for issuing parking stickers, enforcing traffic and other University regulations, assisting with crime investigations, providing an on-campus escort service and compiling annual campus crime statistics. The security staff also assists with providing educational programs concerning safety procedures and security concerns. Most programs focus on the idea that the prevention of crime is the responsibility of each community member.
The Campus Security Office annually informs all students and staff about campus security practices through:
- New Student Orientation
- Safety Tips in the Campus Newspaper
- Fire Drills and Instructions
- RA Training
- Residence Hall Meetings
- Student Security Task Force
- Speaking to Clubs and Organizations
- Periodic Safety Bulletins
Quincy University uses both motor and foot patrols to monitor the campus. All exterior locations are well lighted and considered at or above accepted standards for outdoor lighting. Pedestrian and vehicular safety is paramount in all landscaping considerations. Security officers will also provide escorts to any student, faculty, or staff member who would rather not walk on campus alone.
Campus Security Officers have completed Security Officer Training. Quincy University maintains a close working relationship with all area police, fire, and ambulance services. The campus is within blocks of the local hospital and about a mile from the police and fire stations.
Quincy University has very specific drug and alcohol policies and programs and is in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226).
Contact the Director of Security, Sam Lathrop, here.