Campus Safety and Security

Department of Campus Safety and Security

As a Catholic and Franciscan institution of higher education, Franciscan University stands with the Catholic Church in seeing "in men and women, in every person, the living image of God himself”. This understanding is the basis for the University's commitment to promote and to defend the human dignity of all persons as Franciscan University strives to provide a safe and secure learning, working, and living environment.

Franciscan University works diligently to reduce risk and the potential for crime. Safety and security are shared responsibilities, and the University expects all current and prospective community members to contribute to the safety and security of our campus. The best protections against campus crime are: a strong campus security presence; an aware, informed, alert campus community; and a commitment to reporting suspicious activities and using common sense when carrying out daily activities.

Annual Security Report

Franciscan University has a vested interest in campus security and the personal safety of all community members - students, employees and visitors alike. The Annual Security Report is a resource to the community, providing key educational, awareness, and prevention information. It provides critical information such as how and where to report a crime as well as how and where to report violations of the University’s Policy Against Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment and other forms of Sexual Violence, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking, plus options and resources for victims. This report also includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Franciscan University of Steubenville (including its Gaming, Austria campus) and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from University property. Campus crime, arrest, and referral statistics include those reported to designated campus security officials as defined under the Clery Act and local law enforcement agencies. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use this report as a guide for safe practices on and off campus.

Read the Annual Security Report | Download the .pdf

Department of Campus Safety and Security

Franciscan University of Steubenville contracts with Jefferson Security Services, Inc., a private security firm, to provide security officers on the Steubenville Campus. Uniformed security officers are present and patrol the campus 24 hours/7days a week, monitoring campus safety, locking buildings and doors and securing parking lots. These officers, while trained, are not sworn peace officers.

The office of Campus Security is located in the community building in Assisi Heights

Mr. R. Michael Conn, Director
(740) 283-6319

For reporting concerns, disruptions, or inappropriate and/or suspicious behavior, dial 6911.

In any emergency situation, on or off campus, where there is risk to human life and/or personal safety, or when a crime is in progress, you are urged to dial 911.

Non-emergency concerns or violations may be reported by submitting a completed Incident Report

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