Safety of and Access to Campus Facilities

The SWMC campus is made up of a variety of facilities: Le Fer Hall, Guerin Hall, Rooney Library, Hulman Hall, Conservatory of Music, Mari Hulman George School of Equine Studies, and the Mary Goodwin Guest House. In the daytime there is open access to academic and administrative buildings. Le Fer Hall, residence hall, has front desk staff from 8 a.m. until midnight Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday’s through the academic year with the exception of breaks. During all breaks, buildings are locked by 6 p.m. and can be accessed by contacting Security or using a key should there be a legitimate reason to enter a building. Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules. 

Student Organization Facilities 

 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College does not have any student organization facilities, on or off-campus. If you believe a crime has been committed during a student event on campus, please follow the procedures outlined in Reporting a Crime within this report.

Off-Campus Housing

 Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College does not have any off-campus housing. All campus housing is located on campus and served by SMWC/Sisters of Providence Security. If you believe that a crime has been committed in campus housing, please notify the Security at ext. 5253, or the Campus Life office at ext. 5219. When calling off campus, please call 812-535-5253 or 812-535-5219.

SMWC’s Working Relationships with State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College/Sisters of Providence Security Personnel cooperate fully with local and state law enforcement agencies in cases that involve the campus.

Campus Security Authority

SMWC/SP Security officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. SMWC/SP Security officers have the authority to issue parking tickets, which are billed to financial accounts of students, faculty, and staff. Security officers do not possess arrest power. Criminal incidents are referred to the local police who have jurisdiction on the campus. The SMWC/Security Office maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to Security and the appropriate police agency. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics. 

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