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Campus Safety and Security

Xavier University Police Department

The Xavier University Police Department’s mission focuses on providing a safe and secure learning, living and working environment for Xavier University's students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This is accomplished through partnerships within the multidisciplinary community, and working in conjunction with traditional law enforcement for the development of progressive, community-based crime prevention strategies and initiatives. All members of the Xavier University Police Department (XUPD) will provide the highest levels of integrity, professionalism, and customer service in support of Xavier University’s mission to educate future leaders who will go on to create a more just and humane society.

The Office of University Police is temporarily located at 4930 Drexel Drive. And was previously located at the Carrollton Avenue entrance of the University, corner of South Carrollton and Drexel Drive (3801 South Carrollton Avenue). The location provides convenient access to the entire campus, as well as serves as an information center for visitors. It is open 24 hours a day for students, faculty, and staff seeking assistance or to report any suspicious persons, activities and/or circumstances, or emergencies occurring on campus.

Each member of Office of University Police is a trained Officer who holds a State of Louisiana University Police Commission or a Special officer Commission issued by the New Orleans Police Department. Although the commissions authorize University Police Officers to be armed and to apprehend persons who have been observed committing criminal acts, the primary mission of the University Police Department is to prevent and serve as a deterrent to criminal activities within the jurisdiction of Xavier University of Louisiana and its subsidiaries.

Blue Light Safety Poles 

How the Blue Light System Works  

As part of the Xavier University Police Department's continuing efforts to improve campus safety, the Code Blue Emergency System is placed in strategic locations around campus.  

This system uses call towers located in various parts of the campus and is activated by pushing the red button located on the front of the tower and speaking normally.  

When activated, the towers call the Xavier University Police Department via a telephone line dedicated to the system. Additionally, when activated, the system allows the Xavier University dispatcher visual surveillance of the tower and the immediately surrounding area.

Blue Light Phone Location Map

Personal Safety Tips

  • Stay alert, be aware of your surroundings
  • Stand tall, and walk purposefully. Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave.
  • Travel in groups, especially during city-wide celebrations such as Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest
  • Plan your travel route before you leave for your destination
  • Always keep at least one hand free
  • Carry as little cash as possible and be careful when in checkout lines and ATMs
  • Keep "emergency" money for cab fare, bus fare, or a telephone call
  • If you suspect you're being followed by someone on foot, cross the street and head for the nearest well-lighted, populated area. Walk quickly or run to a house or store and call the police
  • If you are being followed by someone in a car, change direction immediately. Try to get the cars license number and description.
  • Never hitchhike or accept a ride from a stranger
  • Save emergency numbers in your cellular phone. The numbers for XUPD (504) 520-7490, NOPD (504) 821-2222, and 911 should be programmed on speed dial in your telephone

Click Here for more Tips

XULASafe App 

For iOS and Android 

Put campus security and safety in your pocket with the new XULA Safe app. A collection of features and tools to help you stay safe during your day-to-day at Xavier University of Louisiana, and it’s FREE! 


  • Instantly Receive Important / Emergency Notification 
  • Virtual Walk-Home, Mobile Blue-Light and Friend-Walk 
  • Emergency Plan Available 
  • Mobile Blue Light Silent Alarm 
  • Campus Map / Searchable Interactive Map 
  • Chat with a Dispatcher in Real-Time for Assistance 
  • Report Crime / Power Outages Instantly 
  • GPS Location / Share your location with Friends & Family 
  • Campus Safety Status 
  • Geofencing Ideal for Organizational Services 

To download the app on IOS devices Click HERE 


We aim need to reach people where they are, in addition to alerts via social media, we will send emails with general updates related to weather and other events. You can also send us emails regarding safety at or call us at 504-520-7490.



Residence Hall Safeguards

Xavier University has four resident halls. The Halls are St. Katharine Drexel, St. Michael, St. Martin dePorres and the Living Learning Center. A description of each Hall can be located at The central office of each Hall is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the following persons: Hall Director, Hall Advisors and Resident Assistants.



Learn more about Residential Halls
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