Concordia University Chicago continuously strives for a safe and secure campus. It is our top priority to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.
To that end, we provide the following:
Concordia University Chicago has a Public Safety Department on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also maintain a very close working relationship with the River Forest Police and Fire Departments which are on call 24/7 to respond to all emergency calls.
The Department of Public Safety regularly participates in both emergency and disaster training scenarios with the Village of River Forest Fire Department and Police Department, Cook County Department of Public Health, and other local emergency response entities.
There are 25 emergency call boxes in various locations throughout campus. The call boxes are immediately connected to the River Forest Police and Fire Dispatch Center as well as the Concordia Department of Public Safety Dispatch Center, which responds immediately to all such calls.
The University has a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan, reviewed and updated annually, in which scenarios of potential emergency situations are specifically addressed.
The text messaging communication system is used to disseminate urgent information to all students, faculty, and staff, including off campus undergraduate and graduate students.
The University offers professional counseling services located on the 2nd floor of Krauss Hall. Counselors can be reached by calling 708-209-3229, and are available to all community members.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office is Room 140 in Addison Hall, ext. 3233; DPS may also be reached through Post Office Box 4A or by dialing "0" on any campus phone. Read more about campus security in the Annual Security Report.
Through training, hard work, courage and compassion our goal is to provide the best security possible for all persons and property on our campus and will constantly strive to help all members of our campus community in any way.
A summary of campus awareness events, local resources and safety tips.
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Information about on-campus parking regulations.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is required to maintain records of all security related activity on the campus. The DPS Annual Report is available to anyone who requests a copy. It can also be viewed online.
Concordia University Chicago offers an emergency communication service for students, faculty and staff. This service is provided on a voluntary, opt-in basis provided through cellular telephones, using both text and/or voice messaging.
The Department of Public Safety is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This page lists all emergency and non-emergency contact information.