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University Safety

Saint Leo University our mission statement is simple: Provide a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Our University Safety Department takes that statement seriously. We are staffed with trained and professional officers who are certified in their field by the State of Florida. They patrol the campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, on foot, mountain bikes, patrol car, and golf carts.

We are proud of the fact that Saint Leo University has an extremely low crime rate which allows our students to focus on priorities: Being a student!

Please stop by and visit our office or stop one of the officers for a chat. We believe that you will find our University Safety personnel to be friendly, caring, and attentive to your concerns.
If we can be of assistance please do not hesitate to call upon us.

University Safety Resources

Timely Notification Bulletins

In compliance with Jeanne Clery Act disclosure requirements, we are providing the following Timely Notification Bulletins concerning alleged crimes that have occurred at Saint Leo University. These Timely Notification Bulletins provides suggestions that will allow you to make educated decisions about your personal safety and if applicable, how to access additional resources.

If you, or someone you know, has been the victim of a sexual assault, Saint Leo University encourages you to report it. The following resources are available:

On-Campus Confidential Resources:

  • Counseling Services, 352-588-8354
  • Health and Wellness Center, 352-588-8347
  • University Ministry, 352-588-8331

Off-Campus Confidential Resources:

  • Sunrise of Pasco County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, 352-521-3120; 888-668-RAPE
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline, 800-656-HOPE
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233
  • Florida Council Against Sexual Violence,

Non-Confidential Resources:

  • Law Enforcement Emergency, 911
  • Campus Security and Safety, 352-588-8432
  • Student Affairs, 352-588-8992
  • Residence Life, 352-588-8268
  • Anonymous Tip-line (on-campus), 352-588-7701

Incident and Crisis Assistance

Saint Leo University understands that your well-being is important to you. In an effort to alleviate some of your worries, the university has both internal and external measures to ensure your safety. The Office of Campus Security and Safety patrols the main campus 24 hours a day, seven-days-a-week. Additionally, when necessary, the Office provides additional security personnel through a third-party security provider.


Emergency notifications are used to immediately notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus. In the case of any threat or emergency that requires notification of students, faculty and staff; Saint Leo University will use Everbridge. This service provides the University a timely notification process through one or more of the following options: Voice messages, email, and/or text messaging, Everbridge Mobile App. The Everbridge Mobile App includes several features designed to increase the safety and security of the Saint Leo University community. Instructions for downloading and using the Everbridge App are linked to this page.

Everbridge Download and Usage Instructions

Audible Mass Notification

A University-wide audible mass notification system is in place that contacts the University Campus community via audio messages in the event of an emergency, such as but not limited to: severe weather alerts (Tornado watch or warning), or safety threats. These emergency notification systems, including residence hall fire alarms, are tested periodically.

Crisis Response Plan

Parking Registration

If you are bringing a car to campus, you must register your vehicle with the University and obtain a parking decal.

How to Register for a Parking Decal

There is a $60 fee for resident students ($30 for commuter students) to obtain a parking permit on campus.


Students are strongly encouraged to register their vehicle online to help avoid long lines at the beginning of the semester. To register a vehicle online simply complete the online form below. You will need your Saint Leo Portal ID and password to access this form. This form is only compatible with Internet Explorer web browser.

Once completed, a decal will be assigned and billed to your student account. It will then be available for pick-up upon arrival on campus for the semester.

Register Vehicle Online

Annual Security and Fire Reports

2023-2024 Annual Security Reports

Anonymous Tip Line

(352) 588-7701

Saint Leo University has established a confidential TIP LINE as an alternative means by which, faculty, staff or students can relay valuable information in an anonymous manner. If you see an incident or have information regarding a situation that will be a detriment to the university you can anonymously report this by calling 352-588-7701.

The University's goal in providing this service is to receive information from those individuals who are reluctant to step forward and become involved. By not reporting criminal activity and allowing an injustice to prevail, is counter productive to the CORE VALUES of Saint Leo University.

The telephone calls received on the TIP LINE are recorded on a voice messaging system. There is no way to identify or contact the caller unless they specifically leave that information on the recorded message. These messages are forwarded directly to the Campus Security Office. The messages are thoroughly evaluated and are investigated as deemed necessary.

Please realize that no tip is too small or unimportant and that cooperation by all faculty, staff and students along with Campus Security is EVERYONE'S BUSINESS.

Citation Appeal Form

Decisions are based on your explanation and/or documentation provided. Please fully explain any circumstances supporting your appeal below in the appropriate box. 

Contact University Safety

Campus Switchboard: (352) 588-8200

Security: (352) 588-8432 or (352) 588-8332

Emergency only: (352) 588-8333

Fax: (352) 588-8598