Catholic University is taking action to address the most pressing safety and security concerns in and around the campus. We will secure our faculty, staff, students, and guests through safety initiatives, collaboration, prayer, dedication, and hard work. Together we can make everyone at Catholic University safe and welcome.
Keeping our campus community safe is a top priority of the University. Through efforts led by our Department of Public Safety (DPS) — including new security initiatives and educational materials — everyone at CatholicU can feel safe and welcome.
Classes will be offered to teach basic self-defense tactics for women on campus.
September–October Safety Workshops in Residence Halls
The Department of Public Safety will offer workshops in student residence halls about how to stay safe both on and off campus.
September–October DPS Safety Chats on the Nest
The Department of Public Safety will offer Safety Chats hosted on the Nest, Catholic University’s online hub for information about student activities and organizations. These chats will provide safety tips to the campus community and their families.
September 13 DPS Student Presentation in Partnership with FBI
FBI Agent Daniel McCoy will give a presentation to students to raise awareness of the dangers of Fentanyl and Opioids. The presentation will take place in the Pryzbyla Center.
August 16 Night Safety Walk
Catholic University leadership and DPS gathered and walked throughout the University campus to ensure the proper safety measures are being taken to protect the members of our CUA community at night.
July 27 Parents Town Hall
President Kilpatrick addressed parents in light of the recent incidents of crime.
July 26 Campus Town Hall
President Kilpatrick addressed faculty, staff, and students in light of the recent incidents of crime.
July 25 Campus Safety Walk
Catholic University leadership, DPS, MPD, and other community stakeholders gathered and walked the perimeter of the University campus to understand the flow of foot traffic and to ensure the proper safety measures are being taken to protect the members of our CUA community.
Larry Morris hosted a safety town hall for those who work in Father O’Connell to address concerns surrounding campus safety and security following the murder of Maxwell Emerson.
July 6 Vigil
The Catholic University of America community gathered outside Father O’Connell Hall Thursday, July 6, to pray for the recently slain Maxwell Emerson. Rev. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., University chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, led a prayer service for the Kentucky teacher who was shot Wednesday morning on Michigan Ave., and was discovered outside O’Connell Hall.
Watch our “Run. Hide. Fight.” video with tips on what to do in an active threat situation on campus.
On Campus: 202-319-5111 (Department of Public Safety)
Off Campus: Dial 911
Rave App Download Turn your cell phone into a personalized safety device by downloading the FREERave Guardian application, available for Android and Apple devices. Rave Guardian features include an Emergency GPS Locator, Safety Timer, and easy one-touch dialing of safety officials, among other features.
Department of Public Safety
Learn more from Catholic University’s Department of Public Safety.