Campus Safety and Security

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Personal Safety Tips

  • Stay alert, be aware of your surroundings
  • Stand tall, walk purposefully. Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave.
  • Travel in groups, especially during city-wide celebrations such as Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest
  • Plan your travel route before you leave for your destination
  • Always keep at least one hand free
  • Carry as little cash as possible and be careful when in checkout lines and ATMs
  • Keep "emergency" money for cab fare, bus fare, or a telephone call
  • If you suspect you're being followed by someone on foot, cross the street and head for the nearest well lighted, populated area. Walk quickly or run to a house or store and call the police
  • If you are being followed by someone in a car, change direction immediately. Try to get the cars license number and description.
  • Never hitchhike or accept a ride from a stranger
  • Save emergency numbers in your cellular phone. The numbers for XUPD (504) 520-7490, NOPD (504) 821-2222, and 911 should be programmed on speed dial in your telephone

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Parking Information

Xavier University Police Department is responsible for most campus parking services, including parking permit sales and vehicle registration, traffic citation appeals, billing of parking fines, and all on-campus guest parking. A captain from University Police directly manages Parking Service. All traffic/parking problems should be directed to the XUPD, located at 3801 S. Carrollton Ave. Please note that our parking regulations, including meters, are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

To obtain a student parking permit you must be currently enrolled, provide current vehicle registration, insurance, and driver's license to XUPD. 

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Residence Hall Safeguards

Xavier University has four resident halls. The Halls are St. Katharine Drexel, St. Michael, St. Martin dePorres and the Living Learning Center. A description of each Hall can be located at The central office of each Hall is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the following persons: Hall Director, Hall Advisors and Resident Assistants.

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