St. Edward’s University is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community who study, research, live and work at any of our campuses. The Office of Campus Safety brings together law enforcement and emergency preparedness to proactively inform and protect our campus community. The University Police and Campus Resilience departments ensure emergency planning programs, crime prevention efforts, parking enforcement and police investigations are working collaboratively to create an environment in which all members of our university community experience a sense of safety and security. Working together yields a more focused and successful crime-fighting team. Reviewing the information outlined on this website will increase your awareness, and awareness is the precursor to action.
The Hilltop is a safe place to live, learn and work. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is a great resource for our community to learn more about the programs and policies the university has implemented to keep it that way. The Office of Campus Safety prepares this report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Updated versions are published each October 1st and hard copies are also available on request at the University Police Department.
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The Topper Safe app is your official mobile safety tool. Regardless if you are student, faculty, staff, alumni, visitor or a friendly neighbor, Topper Safe has something for you!
St. Edward’s University chose to opt-out of Texas Senate Bill 11, commonly referred to as Campus Carry, continuing its long-standing policy of prohibiting weapons on campus in accordance with the Student Handbook (Page 35) and Employee Handbook (Page 50) . University leadership believes concealed handguns on campus present significant concerns and are not conducive to a positive learning environment. Opinions expressed during campus-wide information sessions in December 2015 support the university’s position on this matter. Only active law enforcement personnel are excluded from this policy. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding weapons on campus, please call the University Police Department at 512-448-8444.