The University Police Department has an excellent presence on campus, and students generally feel safe everywhere on campus at any time of day, thanks to the security and safety measures that have been implemented. Because the crime rate in the town of Loretto is extremely low, students also feel very comfortable and safe walking around off campus, as well. But, if there is ever a time when a student doesn’t feel safe, University Police is always just a phone call away. Students can call them if they get locked out of their residence hall or if they need a ride back to their room because they don’t want to walk alone. The officers are extremely friendly and accommodating.
The student health center is convenient for students who need basic medical care, some laboratory procedures, and diagnostic services. The health center often has all of the medication available that students may need, but there are times when they refer students to a larger medical facility. If a student needs an ambulance for any reason, the University will pay the ambulance fee. Given the removed location of the University, the health center does its best to ensure the well-being of Saint Francis students.