Policies & Reports
Saint Joseph’s University is committed to providing an institutional environment where all persons may pursue their studies, careers, duties, and activities in an atmosphere free of the threat of sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking (for purposes of this Policy, this conduct may be referred to, collectively, as “Sexual Misconduct”). Sexual Misconduct directed toward students, employees or any member of the University community, including third parties, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, interferes with the expectation that all individuals at the University will learn and work in an environment that is free from discrimination. Sexual Misconduct, as defined by the University, may also constitute a crime.
As a Catholic, Jesuit University, Saint Joseph’s is committed to the just and respectful treatment of students, faculty, and staff. We pride ourselves in being a diverse and inclusive community, strengthened intellectually and socially by the range of knowledge, opinions, beliefs, political perspectives, identities, and backgrounds of its members.
As a Catholic, Jesuit University, Saint Joseph’s is committed to the just and respectful treatment of students, faculty and staff. To this end, Saint Joseph’s prohibits unlawful discrimination against, and harassment of, its employees, students, or applicants for employment or admission on the basis of any characteristic protected by state or federal law. The prohibition extends to discrimination, harassment and retaliation by third parties visiting campus or participating in University-sponsored activities.
The University’s Interim Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation is designed to educate members of the University community about discrimination, harassment and retaliation and provide clear procedures when a violation of this Policy occurs. It is the University’s hope that through continued education, and appropriate action upon receipt of reports and complaints of conduct that may be a violation of the Policy, the University can eliminate discrimination, harassment and retaliation within the Saint Joseph’s community.
University parking is available to all employees, faculty and eligible students. To be eligible to park on campus, one must obtain a University parking permit. Visitors and others conducting business with the University are able to park in the Hawks' Landing Parking Facility on a first-come, first-served basis.
The purpose of this policy is to convey the procedures of the University’s response to reports of “on-campus” missing students, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. This policy applies to all students and in particular to those residing in campus housing, including off-campus apartment units leased by the University for students. If a member of the University community or a parent has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, they must immediately contact the Office of Public Safety & Security at 610-660-1111.
This policy sets forth the requirements and procedures for the use of Saint Joseph’s University vehicles and personally owned vehicles used for University business. It is the intention of this policy to address the safety and well-being of students, staff, faculty and passengers. For the purpose of this policy, University vehicles shall mean any vehicle owned, rented or leased by the University. This policy includes requirements and procedures for authorization to use vehicles and specific requirements for the safe operation of vehicles.
Driving a University vehicle is a privilege and not a right. This privilege may be revoked or denied for any reason at any time consistent with applicable law.
Unless expressly authorized in advance and in writing for personal use by the University Division Head, University vehicles shall only be used for University-related business.
The University’s purpose in installing and using cameras in certain locations of the University is twofold: security and deterrence. Absent legal process, information obtained through the use of these cameras will be viewed only by authorized University personnel and will be used internally by the University primarily, but not solely, for these purposes.
With over 100 acres in West Philadelphia and Montgomery County, the Saint Joseph’s University campus is a convenient place for members of the Saint Joseph’s community to spend time with pets. Saint Joseph’s recognizes that pets play a significant role in the lives of owners and others. In an effort to protect the safety and well-being of members of the Saint Joseph’s community, as well as the safety and well-being of their pets, the University has enacted this policy.
2020 Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report
The University provides this Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Portions of this Report are provided pursuant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 180 (Uniform Crime Reporting Act).
Preparation of this Report is the responsibility of the Office of Public Safety & Security. The Office of Public Safety & Security prepares and publishes this Report to inform the University community about campus security policies and procedures, programs designed to prevent and respond to certain crimes, and specific statistics for certain criminal incidents, arrests, and disciplinary referrals reported throughout the previous three calendar years