Saint Louis University

The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff members is one of our priorities. There for the SLU-Madrid Campus has created a protocol that covers the following matters and complies with the US Clery Act reporting procedures on safety and security incidents.

Safety on Campus


We urge all students, faculty, staff members and visitors to report crimes and public-safety-related incidents to the Student Life Office, located on the ground floor of Padre Rubio Hall, and/or directly to the Madrid Police in an accurate and timely manner.

On-Campus Safety and Security Services, Reporting & Warnings

The Office of Buildings & Grounds and the Student Life Office work together to provide a safe campus for SLU-Madrid students, faculty and staff as well as for visitors. Our approach is community-based and focuses on education, communication and prevention.

Safety and security issues are considered and implemented in the design and placement of all campus lighting, shrubbery, trees and the like. These issues are also considered when planning and designing major renovations to campus facilities or construction of new facilities on campus.

Faculty, staff and students are expected to promptly report any safety and security maintenance issues when discovered. These requests receive priority over non-safety and non-emergency work orders.

To report a crime or an emergency on the SLU-Madrid Campus:

Call the Student Life Office at (+34) 638 763 758 or call Spain's national emergency number at 112.

Student Life staff members will respect your desire to remain anonymous when reporting an incident. You may also report an incident anonymously by completing the on-line Voluntary Confidential Reporting form on line.

If the incident or emergency is reported to the Student Life Office and assistance is required of the Police, a Student Life staff member will contact the appropriate Police department.

To report any other safety issues:

Contact any member of the SLU-Madrid staff to report any physical dangers on-campus (ice, broken lights, etc.), suspicious persons or activities, or general safety concerns, etc. The staff member will contact the appropriate people to respond to the situation/need immediately.

Timely Warnings of Crime

SLU-Madrid sends Campus Safety Alert notices for the University community to notify its members about serious crimes against people that occur on campus, where it is determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the University community. The Campus Safety Alert notice will include information that will promote safety and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes. The decision to issue a Campus Safety Alert is made on a case-by-case basis considering the validity of the information about the crime reported, facts surrounding a crime, the nature of the crime, continuing danger to the campus community, and risk of compromising law-enforcement efforts.

In an effort to provide timely notice to the SLU-Madrid community, and in the event of a serious incident that may pose a threat to members of the SLU-Madrid community, an email Campus Safety Alert notice is sent to all students, faculty and staff. The alerts are generally written by the Executive Staff members. Updates to the SLU-Madrid community about any particular case resulting in a Campus Safety Alert notice may be distributed via email, may be posted on the SLU-Madrid website, or may be announced in the SLU-Madrid Campus Life News weekly newsletter.

Safety in Madrid

Public demonstrations and protest marches (manifestaciones) are part of the political and cultural life in Madrid; citizens are exercising their right to assemble in order to express their concerns with the economic challenges Spain. All demonstrations are announced in advance; all are intended to be peaceful. On some occasions, however, as in any mass gathering, pockets of violence could break out between protesters and the police, resulting in injuries to both parties. Thus, through the help of the U.S. Embassy, SLU Madrid notifies its community the dates, times, and locations of these demonstrations, reminding students to avoid them or remain cautious if they need to visit a neighborhood where one is scheduled to occur.