Public Safety (known as "P-Safe") is constantly present on campus, creating a safe environment. The officers are often parked around the dorms or drive around the residential areas, especially on Fridays and Saturdays, to make sure everything is in order. This keeps suspicious people and activities off campus. However, some students say they feel like they are constantly being watched and aren't given enough freedom on weekends. Most P-Safe incidents involve public intoxication, and all incidents are reported in the school newspaper, The Vista. Additionally, when there are incidents of theft on campus, P-Safe will email and post fliers alerting students and faculty, advising them to lock their cars and dorm room windows. Many thefts are crimes of opportunity, so if you keep all of your valuables out of sight and locked up, they should be safe.
The Student Health Center provides most services to students free of charge. The health center staff provides general examinations, immunizations, and other medical services, and you can pay for antibiotics and any other fees with Campus Cash. Because USD is a Catholic school, though, condoms are not available on campus. However, there are convenience stores and pharmacies nearby where birth control is easily accessible.