Campus Security Policy

All Loyola community members are required to have a Loyola Express Card, which is the official university ID card. The Express Card is to be carried at all times while on campus. The card functions as university identification, in addition to its various other uses. If for any reason a University Police/Security officer requests that you present your Express Card for identification, you must do so. There are more than 5,000 students who attend Loyola and more than 900 employees. Your identification card is the only readily positive means of identifying you as a member of Loyola’s community.

The department provides security coverage for all university-related functions as deemed necessary by the chief of the University Police. This includes the off-campus activities of recognized university organizations.

Campus and Building Access

Students, faculty, staff and visitors at Loyola have access to Loyola’s property grounds unless restricted by institutional or legal orders. During normal business hours, visitors have access to Holy Name Church and Ignatius chapel as well those non-restricted and considered open areas to the public in academic buildings, recreational, and administrative facilities on campus. Access to the residence halls is limited to resident students and their guests, in accordance with university policy as stated in the Loyola University Student Handbook Section 3. Access to the residence halls by university employees is limited to an "as-needed" basis. All access to residence halls is electronically monitored, as well as by residential life staff and University Police patrols. Please respect the safety concerns for all who live in the residence halls. Do not attempt to prop open any exit doors as they are alarmed and this is a serious violation of university policy.

The general public may also attend cultural and recreational events at specified locations on Loyola’s campuses. The Danna Center, the Recreational Sports Complex, the main campus library, and the law school library permit public access during normal business hours. The university libraries have certain limits on the use of library materials and their other resources by the general public. Loyola computer labs and their use are restricted for use by Loyola students, faculty, and staff personnel only.

PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL ACCESS TO ANY CAMPUS LOCATION NOT SPECIFIED AS "PUBLIC ACCESS" SHOULD BE CLEARED IN ADVANCE BY DESIGNATED AND AUTHORIZED DEPARTMENT HEADS OR THEIR DESIGNEES  AND RELAYED THROUGH UNIVERSITY POLICE.

Parking on Loyola’s campus is restricted and controlled 24 hours per day. Permits may be purchased in the Parking Services/ID Card office, located on the first floor in the Biever Residence Hall. Visitors may park on the main campus on a cash basis at the metered parking locations on North Rd. or in the short-term visitor spaces in the Horseshoe Lot with a valid visitor permit. Parking regulations are enforced at all times. For further information on parking regulations, please click on the “Parking” link above and refer to the Loyola University Student Handbook, Section 3 XXXIV Traffic and Parking.

Bicycles that are brought on campus must be registered with the university police department. Registration is FREE, but mandatory. A large number of bicycles are abandoned at the end of each year and registration is the only means of identifying the legal owners.