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Safety and Security

The Office of Safety and Security provides services to the campus community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We consider the safety, security and well-being of Salve Regina’s students, faculty, staff and visitors our highest priority.

Our security officers work to prevent crime, provide high-visibility security patrols, and respond quickly and effectively to University needs on campus. All officers are first aid and CPR/defibrillator certified, and many are also certified as emergency medical technicians.

We also oversee the residence hall card access system, parking permits, shuttle services, lost and found, on-campus medical transports and bicycle registration.

Ruggles and the PAWS Program

Salve Regina's Pawsitive Alliance With Students (PAWS) program is designed to strengthen relationships among our campus population. Through community engagements and open lines of communication, students are empowered to play a role in creating and maintaining a safe and secure learning environment.

Central to the PAWS program is Ruggles, the newest member of our Safety and Security team. As the University's first-ever community resource dog, Ruggles is specially trained to engage with our students across campus.

Meet Ruggles

Security/Fire Safety Report

The annual security/fire safety report is distributed to the campus community as mandated by the Clery Act, which requires institutions of higher education to disclose their campus security policies and the past three years of crime statistics. The report is published on this webpage, submitted to the Department of Education and available in hardcopy.

The Clery Act also requires that the University maintain a public crime log. Our office maintains a daily log of all incidents occurring on campus, which is available for inspection in Tobin Hall during business hours. Crimes involving violence, major property loss or felony charges are reported to the Newport Police Department. In addition, the campus community is alerted to crimes considered to be a threat to students and employees.