Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

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The annual security and fire safety report is released by October 1 of each year. The report is in compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be downloaded by clicking the link located above.


The Security Department is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (SMWC) community. The Security Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All security officers are uniformed, and while not armed, are in radio contact with other officers and the Campus Life staff at all times. Should assistance be required, Security is also in contact with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police. All security officers are trained in basic first aid and CPR procedures. Security can be reached on any campus phone by calling ext. 5253. If calling from an outside phone, please call 812-535-5253. In an emergency situation, Security can be reached directly at 812-535-6200, or by calling ext. 6200 from any campus phone.

Campus Life and the Security Department is responsible for the preparation of the annual security report. Security provides a compilation of all required crime statistics and fire statistics. The report is prepared in cooperation with the Security Department, Campus Life, and other administrators that have direct relationships with students such as athletic directors, coaches, and faculty advisors. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus and property adjacent to campus and a fire safety report for the past year. The property adjacent to campus is all privately owned property; there is not any public-owned property easily accessible from campus. The Campus is located on 67 acres and either contains a fence or a wooded area beside public roadways. The Campus is shared with the Sisters of Providence.  The report also includes emergency procedures, institutional policies concerning campus security, such as the policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, discriminatory harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and fire statistics for the residence halls.

Each year, an email notification is made to all enrolled students, faculty, and staff providing the web site to access this report. The Annual Security Report is available to the community, prospective students, and prospective employees via our web site. It may be reviewed online or a printable copy may be downloaded. If desired, individuals may request a printed copy of the report by contacting Campus Life at (812) 535-5219 or email campuslife(at)

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