First Year Experience

The Department of Public Safety offers a Public Safety web section as an informational resource regarding preparation for and response to safety, health and weather emergencies.

In the event of any emergency on campus, dial:

  • 911: Emergency to contact local law enforcement and other emergency response personnel
  • 411: Campus phone or 419-574-3861 from an off-campus phone

Counseling Services—Sophia Center

The Sophia Center is dedicated to providing a balanced, integrated and synergistic approach to nurture students’ wellness in mind, body and spirit. From individual or group counseling to educational testing, their credentialed staff offers a wide range of services to empower individuals with the personal strength to live as well-balanced individuals.

Learn more about the services available to students at the Sophia Center


The LourdesALERT text messaging system allows the university to keep students, faculty and staff updated in the event of an emergency, tornado warning or weather closing. The LourdesALERT system is an opt-in program.

If students want to receive LourdesALERT messages, they must sign up using the online registration form.

Health & Safety Quick Links

For further information visit Public Safety

Health and Wellness Center

Lourdes University has an on-site health center in Sylvan Square near The Den and the Lourdes book store. Students are encouraged to utilize its services whenever necessary.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is the responsibility of Lourdes University students. Students who do not have health insurance can contact any insurance agency for rates for both full-time and part-time students. The Office of Student Life has brochures with student health insurance contact information from several companies.

Flower Hospital
5200 Harroun Road
Sylvania, OH 43560

Located just 3 blocks away from Lourdes University, ProMedica Flower Hospital has earned Ohio’s premier award for exceeding safety and quality standards established by the internationally-recognized Malcolm Baldrige Criteria. It is the only organization in the state to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence, the highest level award from The Partnership for Excellence (TPE). The award is based on performance excellence, innovation and visionary leadership in health care. TPE is Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia’s Baldrige-based awards program. Flower Hospital is the only healthcare organization in those states to achieve this level of recognition.

Sylvania Urgent Care
4405 North Holland Sylvania Avenue #101
Toledo, OH 43623

Located just 1.5 miles from Lourdes University, Sylvania Urgent Care diagnoses and treats all accidents and illnesses of pediatric and adult patients. The center also provides sports and school physicals.


Every student who operates or expects to operate one or more motor vehicles on the Lourdes University campus including at Lourdes Commons Housing must register the vehicle(s) at the Welcome Center, located inside Russell J. Ebeid Hall, and obtain a parking tag. Parking tags are available at no charge.

To learn more about parking policies, review the Student Handbook.


Lourdes University’s Safety and Security Officers are trained in many aspects of crime prevention, detection and community service. All officers are certified in Standard First Aid/CPR/AED for adults, children and infants. While our officers do not have arrest powers, they cooperate and work closely with the Sylvania Police Department and other police agencies to coordinate necessary police response or arrests made on campus.

For further information visit Public Safety or review the Safety & Health section of the Student Handbook.