The Catholic University of America

Safety and Security Policies


This section of this CUA Policy website provides an introduction to the environmental safety policies and procedures of the university as well as to the campus security policies of the university. Note that the vast majority of detailed information about environmental safety matters at the university is linked from this website to the website of the CUA Department of Environmental Health & Safety. That information includes topics such as radiation safety, hazardous materials handling and storage, biological safety practices, required safety practices for contractors on campus and many other topics.

Campus security policies and practices are also described more fully in the Department of Public Safety's Annual Report as well as in other information on the Department of Public Safety's main website. See also the CUA Website "Safety First, Safety Always" which provides members of the CUA community (students, faculty, staff, parents of students and alumni) with timely information on campus crime prevention and emergency procedures. This page is designed to be not only informative, but also instructive, e.g., educating the university community on how to respond in the event of a public safety and/or public health emergency. Breaking news on public health and public safety will be posted in a "What's New" box that will appear near the top of the "Safety First, Safety Always" page on an as-needed basis.

See the University Vehicle Program for guidelines and procedures to ensure the safe operation of University owned and leased motor vehicles. The Vehicle Guidelines and Procedures Manual sets froth guidelines and procedures which apply to all University employees, students and volunteers who may be engaged in the operation of University-owned or leased motor vehicles, and includes the details of the CUA driver training program.