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Public Safety

Our Mission

The mission of the Fontbonne University Department of Public Safety is to enhance the quality of life on campus by providing a safe, secure and orderly environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors while protecting the physical assets of the University. This will be accomplished by comprehensive security, safety and parking programs designed to address the current and evolving needs of our community.

On-Campus Services

  • Escort service
  • Operation I-dent
  • Unlock your vehicle or your room door
  • Jump-start dead battery
  • Low tire? Use our air compressor
  • Help you call a wrecker or mechanic
  • Bicycle registration & riding safety tips

Off-Campus Services

Clayton Police
227 S. Central
Clayton, MO 63105
Non-emergency 727-4130
Emergency 9-1-1

St. Louis County Police
7900 Forsyth Blvd.
Non-emergency 889-2341
Emergency 9-1-1
St. Louis County Police

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
One Barnes Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110
Emergency Department, 362-9123
216 S. Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63110
Urgent Care Center, 454-7900 (minor injuries and illnesses can be seen here)
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Cardinal Glennon Posion Center

St. Mary’s Health Center
6420 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
Emergency Department, 768-8360
St. Mary’s Health Center

TAbuse Hotline
24-hour, 7-days-a-week hotline for victims of all types of crimes.

Crime Victims Assistance
24-hour, 7-days-a-week hotline for victims of all types of crimes. Provides emotional first aid, information, and referral services.

Life Crisis Services 24-Hour Hotline
647-HELP (647-4357)
Especially for suicide intervention.

Rape and Violence End Now (RAVEN)
7314 Manchester
Maplewood, MO 63143
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.6 p.m.
Individual and group therapy for men who abuse women emotionally or physically. Fees are negotiable.

Women’s Support and Community Services
2838 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
24-hour crisis hotline for women who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. In-person individual counseling is also offered.

YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center
140 N. Brentwood Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
726-6665 (office)
531-7273 (hotline)
The YWCA Women’s Resource Center offers confidential counseling and a number of classes on assertiveness, self-defense, and other topics. The center also coordinates SART (Sexual Assault Response Team). SART consists of a group of volunteers trained to provide crisis intervention to victims.

Anonymous Reporting

Please report all crimes, suspicious behavior and safety concerns. 

The Public Safety Department can be reached 24 hours a day at 314-599-2947. The office is located in the back parking area across from Medaille Hall.

We make available to all students, faculty and staff a TEXT alert system that would be used in an instance where urgent or emergency notification was deemed necessary. A text alert would be sent to all those who subscribe to this service. In addition, we would employ our EMAIL system, university website and social media as necessary.

Our text service requires a current Fontbonne email address for sign-up, but it is possible for a student to ADD two more telephone numbers to their text alert account. Students should follow these instructions.

  1. Students must already have a text alert account. If you don’t, go to
    Note: “Registration Email” will be your full Fontbonne email address.
  2. If you have signed up for text alerts already, log into your RAVE (text service) account.
    Username will be your full Fontbonne email address.
  3. Once logged in, you should click on your NAME in the upper right corner.
  4. Under Mobile Phones, click on the + sign in the green circle that says “Add”.
  5. Enter the 10-digit mobile number of the person you wish to add.
  6. Hit the black “Continue” button.
  7. Hit the black “Continue” button on this screen, too.
  8. Hit the black “Done” button.
  9. Add 67283 or 226787 to your contacts as ‘Fontbonne University’.

If you have any questions about the text message service, email Information Technology at or call (314) 719-8095.

Like any major metropolitan area, there is going to be a certain level of crime. However, in the larger scheme of things, Fontbonne and Clayton, Mo., the suburb in which the university resides, are fairly safe places. In 2014, the City of Clayton was recognized as one of the safest cities in Missouri according to And, based on a survey of Clayton residents, 100% of respondents said they feel very or somewhat safe walking in their neighborhood — the best percentage of any city surveyed in the United States, according to city officials.

Of course, we encourage all our students, faculty and staff to exercise common sense and safety precautions when they are out and about.


Contact Information

6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105


Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

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