The Department of Public Safety & Security Services has a huge presence on campus, because they patrol 24/7 on foot, in golf carts, on bike, on T3 motor vehicles (basically Segways with three wheels), and in cars. SLU is located in an urban environment, but DPS does an excellent job of keeping campus safe. Within the SLU campus borders, students feel safe and well protected. Students have to remember to be smart when going off campus at night by walking in groups and being aware of surroundings. DPS offers a variety of services to keep students safe, including an escort service and SLU Ride, a free van service that can take students around campus at night. DPS is also useful for car trouble and will jump students’ cars for free if the battery has died.
Student Health & Counseling Services has a health clinic on campus that is fully staffed with nurses, doctors, and physical therapists. Whether you've got a cold or need a vaccination, student health is convenient and accepts most insurance plans. SLU Hospital is also right down the road in the case of an emergency. However, the hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, which receives the most severely injured patients, so most students prefer to head to other hospitals to avoid long waits in the ER.