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, and staff at Loyola have access to academic, 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, Residential Life Regulations, Chapter 4. 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 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 attend cultural and recreational events at specified location on Loyola’s campuses. The Danna Center, the Recreational Sports Complex, the main campus library, and the law school library permit public access with certain restrictions on the use of library materials and resources. Computer lab use is restricted to use by Loyola students, faculty, and staff personnel only.

PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL ACCESS TO ANY CAMPUS LOCATION NOT SPECIFIED AS "PUBLIC ACCESS" MUST BE CLEARED IN ADVANCE WITH THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS.

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 in the Biever Residence Hall. Visitors may park on a cash basis at the various metered parking locations throughout the campus, in the short-term visitor spaces in the Horseshoe Lot, and with a visitor permit. Parking regulations are enforced at all times. For further information on parking regulations, please refer to the Loyola University Student Handbook, Regulations Governing Traffic and Parking, chapter 9.

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.