Office of Safety & Security
The Office of Safety & Security is located on the first floor of Robinson Hall in the heart of campus. We provide around-the-clock protection and assistance for the campus community.
Supervised by the director of Safety & Security, staff members enforce university policies as well as state and municipal laws in support of the academic mission of St. Bonaventure University.
Blue light emergency phones are located across campus. Mobility transports and safety escorts are available upon request.
Crime prevention & reporting
We believe most crimes are preventable, so we stress crime prevention education and assist in the presentation of crime prevention training and the introduction of new crime prevention methods and programs. We strive to minimize or eliminate criminal opportunities while encouraging students and staff to be responsible for their own security and that of others.
The Omnilert campus notification System provides emergency alerts to students, employees and parents.
The Omnilert system sends immediate campus emergency alerts to subscribers about any situation deemed a threat to the health or safety of students, their parents, and university employees. Omnilert subscriber portal.
Emergency preparedness plan
Student, staff and faculty may access the university's emergency preparedness plan by logging into the SBU intranet site, my.sbu.edu
St. Bonaventure is committed to ensuring the safety of all individuals within the campus community.
We employ our own New York state code compliance-certified and trained fire/life safety official, and fire/life safety training is an ongoing and continuing process within residence life.
Transportation & parking
Owners and operators of motor vehicles on campus are subject to university rules, regulations and guidelines.
Operation of a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege that may be granted or denied by the university.
Specific guidelines for parking and traffic safety are outlined in a booklet that is available at the Office of Safety and Security in Robinson Hall. With the exception of police and other authorized vehicles, operation of a motor vehicle on campus is restricted to approved roadways only.
Medical Emergency Response Team
The Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) is a volunteer organization staffed by certified students who are dispatched to medical emergencies on campus by the Office of Safety & Security. They are advised by and work with the Health Services unit of the university's Center for Student Wellness.
Students interested in joining MERT should call the Center for Student Wellness
at (716) 375-2626.