Public Safety Handbook
The Department of Public Safety is located at 6657 Brint Road. There is a trained Public Safety Officer available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Contact Information for Public Safety
From campus phone: 419-574-3861 or 411
Director of Public Safety Michelle McDevitt: 419-517-8953
CALL 911 FOR AN EMERGENCY.
Seven days a week; 24 hours a day. Call 411 which will be answered by the Security Officer or 419-574-3861 from a non-campus phone.
Dial Ext. 0 on a campus courtesy phone.
In the event of an actual emergency on campus, Lourdes University uses multiple methods of emergency notification to inform the Lourdes community.
Lourdes Alert is powered by RAVE mobile safety and gives students the ability to receive email and text message notifications of emergencies on campus. When becoming a Lourdes Student, you automatically enrolled via your Lourdes email address, however, to receive email to your personal email or text messages to your phone you must register further. Text message fees may be charged by your cell phone provider and it is your responsibility to verify if your provider charges.
Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act
In compliance with the Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act of 2000, Lourdes University maintains a list of sex offenders registered with the State who are enrolled, employed, or volunteering at Lourdes. To obtain a list of sex offenders, go to the Lucas County Sheriff’s office sex offender website.
Campus Sexual Assault Victims Bill of Rights
In compliance with the Campus Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights, which went into effect July 1, 1992, Lourdes University is committed to help prevent sex offenses from occurring. Sexual assault awareness programs are sponsored and information is distributed to educate the campus community regarding this serious issue.
If you are a victim of sexual assault or sex offense, the following procedures should be followed:
- Go to a safe place to call for help as soon as possible.
- Do not shower, bathe, wash your hands, brush your teeth, change or destroy your clothing, or straighten up the area where the assault occurred. It is important to attempt to preserve all evidence.
- Get medical attention as soon as possible.
- From a campus telephone, call 911 (emergency), call the Lourdes University security officer at 411 or 419-574-3861 from a non-campus phone or call the Sylvania Police Department at 419-885- 8900.
On-campus services are available to assist victims and to help notify law enforcement authorities and can be reached at:
- Counseling Services: 419-882-4529 After hours: 419-345-1457
- 24-hour Public Safety phone number: 419-574-3861
Off-campus services available to assist victims include:
H.O.P.E. Rape Crisis Center
1018 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Battered Women’s Shelter Hotline:
419-241-7386 / 1-888-341-7386
Rape Crisis Hotline:
419-241-7273 / 1-866-557-7273
For all Lourdes University on-campus sexual assaults, the case will be investigated through the Title IX Administrator.
Title IX: Sexual Misconduct Policy
Lourdes University is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for all members of the University community. Consistent with this mission, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) and the Department of Education’s implementing regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex/gender in the University’s programs and activities. It is important to understand that such discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Lourdes is determined to eliminate any such discriminatory conduct, address its effects, and prevent its recurrence.
In light of these commitments, the University has adopted a comprehensive Title IX: Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Lourdes University notifies all employees, associates and students its statement of policy regarding the possession, use, or sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs. Alcohol and other drug education programs are sponsored for students, employees and associates.