SJU Life Safety Services

Life Safety Services is charged with providing a safe campus environment for students, monastics and visitors of the Saint John’s community. Life Safety Services provides security services as well as emergency response to all four branches of the Saint John’s campus, including the Abbey, University, Preparatory School and Liturgical Press. 

In case of emergency or fire, call 911 or use any of the Code Blue phones on campus. For non-emergencies, call 320-363-2144 or email [email protected]. Other jurisdictions covering Saint John’s include the Minnesota State Patrol (District 2600, call 320-223-6666) and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office (call 320-259-3702).

Security Services and Information

Saint John’s University Life Safety Services handles and provides many services to the Saint John’s University community. Some of these include: escort services, crime prevention programming, parking enforcement and emergency medical response.

Safety on Campus

The responsibility for safety in our community lies with all of us. The SJU Life Safety Office can best serve you if you’re aware of and familiar with our services. Review tips and best practices for personal safety using the link below. With your active involvement in your safety and the safety of your neighbors, Saint John’s University will remain a safe community.

Parking Information

SJU Life Safety Services is responsible for managing all parking, traffic and safety issues regarding the use of vehicles on Saint John’s campus.

Saint John’s EMS Program

Saint John’s EMS is a part of the Saint John’s University Life Safety department. The volunteer members provide rapid response to any medical emergency that occurs in the Saint John’s community. About 20 volunteers, mostly undergraduate students from both the CSB and SJU campuses, serve on the EMT squad. Volunteers are certified as EMTs through the State of Minnesota’s Emergency Services Regulatory Board.  Members provide a team approach to medical emergencies that is available 24/7 through the academic year. Each semester EMTs volunteer over 6,000 hours to the Saint John’s Community; responding to over 135 requests for service. Additional stand-by coverage at University events such as Johnnie Football games, Pines events and commencement is provided by squad members.