Security and Safety

Security and Safety

Campus Escort, Emergency Notifications, Mental Health and Safety

Moving to a new town and starting college can be intimidating – worry about your academics, your art, and your transition into your new life – leave the security stuff to us. We believe you have the right to learn, work, and live in a safe and secure environment, while respecting the rights and dignity of each member of the university community. Our on-campus security team is friendly, attentive, and here to help you.

Campus Escort

Our on-campus security team is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no exceptions. They provide all kinds of services – from jumpstarting your car if the battery freezes to letting you into a locked building where you accidentally left your backpack. Because we encourage creativity 24 hours a day across our campus, you can call on Campus Security at any hour of the night for a safe escort to your dorm, your vehicle, or any other on-campus location. Simply call 505-424-5000 at any time of day or night to reach the security team.

Emergency Notifications

In the event of any on-campus emergency, students can be notified via phone, email, and text message. This emergency call system can be activated for multiple reasons, from school closings due to inclement weather, to security threats to the campus.

Mental Health and Safety

The transition from home to university can sometimes be stressful – if for any reason you feel you need guidance or assistance, please do not be afraid to reach out to your campus resources. We have two mental health professionals available free of charge at the campus clinic, five days a week. RAs also offer counseling, and student clubs are often created to support individuals who share specific interests.

LiveSafe App

This free app gives students immediate access to emergency resources, the ability to anonymously share concerns with campus security, and the option to request an escort or have a friend watch them walk back to their building. Students will be trained to use the app during orientation, but feel free to download it now for a preview. Download instructions and overview

Crime Statistics and Student Right To Know

We have many safety and security measures in place, from electronic key cards to security lighting details – for full information and guidelines to our secure campus, please refer to the Student Handbook and the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Santa Fe University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination and Procedures for Student, Faculty and Staff Reporting of Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Discrimination or other Related Reports.

Santa Fe University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its education programs and activities. Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination based upon gender.

Santa Fe University is committed to providing a safe educational and working environment for its student, faculty, staff and other members of the University community. For more information on Santa Fe University’s Safety and Security plan and policies with regard to sexual misconduct and discrimination see the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Students, faculty or staff members who may be subject to sexual misconduct or sexual discrimination in association with university activities may report the incident to the following individuals who have been designated to handle these reports:

Any questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for handling reports of:

  1. Gender or sexual discrimination.
  2. Sexual Misconduct or Violence.

Download the Title IX Grievance and Reporting Policy Procedures

Download the Title IX Statement of Rights

Download the Title IX Sexual Misconduct or Discrimination Complaint Report Form

Note on available resources:
If you believe you are the victim of a rape or sexual assault, you can receive assistance immediately by calling your local Police Department (911 if emergency. If you are a student, you can contact the Student Response Hotline by calling 1-800-273-8255. In addition, if you are a Santa Fe University employee, you have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). You can contact the EAP by Contacting Business Health Services (BHS) at 800-765-3277 or visit online: at (user name: Laureate).

Both the Student Response Hotline and EAP are free, “Confidential Resources” at Santa Fe University, which means that all conversations you have will remain confidential and won’t initiate any type of investigation into the incident. If you would like to report a sexual assault to the appropriate University Official please contact the Title IX Coordinator (or Deputy), listed above.

For information regarding the Grievance and Investigation Process, please refer to the Santa Fe University Student Handbook.