Mission Statement

Dominican University is committed to promoting a safe, secure and value-centered educational environment that is conducive to academic and personal development.  We achieve this goal through the effective combination of security policies, educational programs, and the timely reporting and communication of campus crime statistics and incidents. Safety and security is a shared responsibility of the entire university community.  

Our students and community members also play a key role in a safe and secure campus. Keep yourself and your belongings safe. If you “See Something, Say Something”.


Responsibilities and Authority

What Campus Safety is

Dominican University is served by the Dominican University Department of Campus Safety, a division of Campus Operations, which is responsible for the reporting of all campus crimes and our compliance with the Student Right-To-Know Act and the Campus Security Act. Campus Safety, located in the north end of the first floor of the parking garage, is staffed by full-time professional security personnel and is augmented by student personnel. The officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and have a central dispatch center that coordinates all emergency and non-emergency requests for service. The Campus Safety dispatch phone number is (708) 524-5999.


Rights and privileges of security officers

Security officers are an unarmed informational force and have jurisdiction in all areas of campus. They are in direct communication with the police and fire departments of River Forest, IL and call upon their assistance when needed. Campus Safety may enter all public buildings including the residence halls at any time while on duty and may call for the detainment of trespassers or persons involved in criminal activities.


School Closings

Information will be available by 6:30am or 3:30 pm through the following:

Listen to the radio---AM 720 WGN

www2.dom.edu and my DU

Email to all DU accounts             

Emergency Notification message (you sign up to receive via text, email, Facebook and/or Twitter)

Call the switchboard at 708-366-2490


Text Messaging Sign-Up

Emergency Text Message Sign-up

Dominican University has implemented an Emergency Notification System. This system allows Dominican to send SMS messages (text messages) to the registered recipients.

If you wish to receive notifications on university emergencies and closings please login, and click here.


Campus Contact Numbers:
Campus Safety

(24hrs. non-emergency).....(708) 524-5999

Email dusecurity@dom.edu

Emergencies 911


Campus Support

Dean of Students..............(708) 524-6822

Residence Life (24hrs).......(708) 524-6217

Wellness Center................(708) 524-6229


Community Numbers

Police/Fire/Ambulance (Emergency)......911


  (non-Emergency).............(708) 366-7125

Loyola Medical Center........(888) 584-7888

Gottlieb Hospital................(708) 681-3200

Rush Oak Park Hospital......(708) 383-9300

Westlake Hospital..............(708) 681-3000


National Weather Service NWS--River Forest


How to Report a Crime or Emergency In an emergency

  • Stay calm
  • Act quickly
  • Call for help from a safe place

Be prepared to give the following information

  • Building name
  • Room or apartment number
  • Street address
  • Nearby landmarks, if outdoors
  • Type of emergency

Fire: Report the type and size of fire

Medical: Report the type of illness or injury and any specific cause

Police/Security: Identify the crime or danger and give descriptions of suspects and, if a vehicle is involved, its description and its direction of travel

Chemical: Identify the chemical involved, quantity, hazards, and injuries