Loyola University Chicago

Community Relations

Public Safety

With the advice and guidance of the Lake Shore Campus Advisory Council and our partners at the Water Tower Campus, Community Relations engages in several initiatives that improve the quality of life in our neighborhood by creating a safe environment to work, study and play.  Community Relations engages in safety initiatives in the following ways:

  • Serve on the 24th District Advisory Council and actively attend 2432 and 2433 monthly CAPS beat meetings

  • Serve as a conduit to provide an open exchange of information between Loyola’s Department of Campus Safety, Chicago Police and Off-Campus Student Life

  • Engage Department of Off-Campus Student Life to co-sponsor events and activities that provide safety awareness
             - Chicago Police and Campus Safety Roll Calls
             - Granville Safety Office Meet and Greets Pre- Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day
             - College CAPS meetings for students

  • Actively seek the support of CAPS, Campus Safety, Off-Campus Student Life and students to pursue slum landlords, and serve as court advocates in housing cases

  • Work internally to ensure off-campus student complaints are properly received, addressed, adjudicated, and communicate to both student and non-student neighbors.

  • Organize and participate in community sponsored events (e.g. National Night Out, Neighborhood Lighting Tour, Police Assemblies and Roll Calls)

  • Creation of Campus Safety video shown to all incoming undergraduate students, highlighting topics such as internet privacy and safety, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, bystander responsibility and knowledge of Chicago neighborhoods.

Additionally, Community Relations staff members participate on the following committees dedicated to the preservation of safety and security:

  • Campus Safety Advisory Committee (chaired by Associate Director Summur Roberts)

  • Chicago Avenue Safety Task Force

Through these affiliations and events, we continue to support and sustain the development of a safe and vibrant community that serves the needs of students, faculty, staff, residents and visitors.