Safety and Security
The Office of Safety and Security considers the safety, security and well-being of Salve Regina's students, faculty, staff and visitors its highest priority. The office consists of non-law enforcement officers who work to prevent crime, provide high-visibility security patrols and respond quickly and effectively to University needs.
Safety and security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, patrolling campus on foot, in marked security vehicles and on police mountain bikes. All officers are first aid and CPR/defibrillator certified annually, and at present, eight officers are certified as emergency medical technicians.
The Office of Safety and Security oversees the residence hall card access system, parking permits, shuttle services, lost and found, medical transports and bicycle registration.
Services for Students
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA)
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) provides free transportation to students with a valid Salve Regina ID. Two RIPTA trolleys run simultaneously through campus from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Students with valid IDs may also use any statewide RIPTA service such as Providence or Kingston. Schedules are available in the Office of Safety and Security, the Office of Residence Life, Miley Hall, Wakehurst and the O'Hare Academic Center.
There are 29 emergency telephones on campus with direct contact to the Office of Safety and Security. Thirteen telephones, identified with a blue light, are freestanding and strategically placed in areas with a high concentration of foot traffic. The remaining 16 telephones are located at the entrances to residence halls and administrative buildings.
Residence Hall Security
All traditional residence halls are equipped with card-swipe access and are locked at all times. The Office of Safety and Security is alerted by alarm when entrances are left open. In conjunction with the Newport police, the offices of Campus Life and Safety and Security meet with freshmen in the residence halls to discuss issues pertaining to personal safety, crime and alcohol.
Safety and security officers will transport faculty, staff and students on-campus who are in need of assistance due to a medical condition. This usually entails those who are on crutches or other similar conditions. The Office of Safety and Security provides transportation to Health Services during normal working hours and Newport Hospital after-hours, if necessary. Students without transportation will also be driven to local medical appointments in Newport and Middletown.
Students who bring bicycles to campus are encouraged to register them, free of charge, with the Office of Safety and Security. There are approximately 15 bicycle racks positioned throughout campus, and bicycle locks are recommended. Students should be aware that bicycles with motors attached, including small scooters, are strictly prohibited.