Past university articles, statements from our president, and safety events shared with our community.

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Campus Events

  • November 13 Residence Hall Safety Walk

    University leadership held a residence hall safety walk to understand the flow of residence hall traffic and to ensure the proper safety measures are being taken to protect the members of our community in residence halls. 
  • September–October Women’s Self-Defense Classes

    Classes were offered to teach basic self-defense tactics for women on campus.
  • September–October Safety Workshops in Residence Halls

    The Department of Public Safety offered workshops in student residence halls about how to stay safe both on and off campus.
  • September–October DPS Safety Chats on the Nest

    The Department of Public Safety offered Safety Chats hosted on , ’s online hub for information about student activities and organizations. These chats provided safety tips to the campus community and their families.
  • September 13 DPS Student Presentation in Partnership with FBI

    FBI Agent Daniel McCoy gave a presentation to students to raise awareness of the dangers of Fentanyl and Opioids. 
  • August 16 Night Safety Walk

    leadership and DPS gathered and walked throughout the University campus to ensure the proper safety measures are being taken to protect the members of our community at night.
  • July 27 Parents Town Hall

    President Kilpatrick addressed parents in light of the recent incidents of crime.
  • July 26 Campus Town Hall

    President Kilpatrick addressed faculty, staff, and students in light of the recent incidents of crime.
  • July 25 Campus Safety Walk

    leadership, DPS, MPD, and other community stakeholders gathered and walked the perimeter of the University campus to understand the flow of foot traffic and to ensure the proper safety measures are being taken to protect the members of our  community.

  • July 20 St. Michael’s Mass for Community Peace and Healing

    The community was invited to gather for a special mass to ask for peace and healing in our Brookland neighborhood. 

  • July 10 Safety Town Hall

    Larry Morris hosted a safety town hall for those who work in Father O’Connell to address concerns surrounding campus safety and security following the murder of Maxwell Emerson.
  • July 6 Vigil

    community gathered outside Father O’Connell Hall Thursday, July 6, to pray for the recently slain Maxwell Emerson. Rev. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., University chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, led a prayer service for the Kentucky teacher who was shot Wednesday morning on Michigan Ave., and was discovered outside O’Connell Hall. 


Past Media Coverage

Recent news coverage highlighting our safety activities, aggregated from local DC news sources.

  • WUSA9:  — September 2, 2023
  • WJLA:  — August 16, 2023
  • WRC:  — August 16, 2023
  • NBC4 Washington:  — July 25, 2023
  • WJLA:  — July 25, 2023
  • WJLA: — July 21, 2023
  • WJLA:
    — July 19, 2023
  • WUSA9: —
    July 19, 2023
  • Catholic Review:
    — July 19, 2023
  • FOX 5 Washington DC:
    — July 19, 2023
  • WTOP: — July 19, 2023
  • DC News Now: —
    July 18, 2023
  • Washington Post: —
    July 18, 2023

Department of Public Safety

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