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The Mission of the Safety and Security Department at Midwestern University is to protect university property and provide a safe and secure working/learning environment for faculty, staff, administration, students and visitors in a timely, effective and professional manner.


Campus Safety and Security, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Security officers are stationed at the Welcome Center Security Booth along the driveway entering either campus, and also on patrol throughout campus and the clinics.  Campus Security is responsible for enforcing campus policies/procedures, crime prevention, parking control, emergency management amd serving as a liaison with local law enforcement and first responders. Questions regarding Campus Security may be answered through the following location and telephone numbers during regular business hours:

Downers Grove Campus Welcome Center:  630-515-7111

Glendale Campus Welcome Center: 623-572-3201

As a private institution, Midwestern University has created certain policies and procedures to ensure the rights and safety of its community. Policies, procedures, and regulations outlining, among other things, visitation and use of University property and facilities have been established. Campus visitors must check in with security personnel before visiting campus facilities.

Procedures for Reporting an Emergency or Crime on Campus

Any student who is involved in or witnesses an emergency situation or has been the victim of a threat or crime, including sexual assault or other potentially threatening situations, should contact Campus Security immediately (Downers Grove, dial 7111; Glendale, dial 3201). If Campus Security is contacted in an emergency, they will notify the police and the Dean of Students. The Manager of Residence Life will also be notified if emergencies occur in the evening and on weekends or occur within campus housing. All information is kept strictly confidential. 

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Some important topics that are included in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are as follows:

  • Crime Reporting
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Timely Warning
  • Notification of Missing Students
  • Campus Crime Statistics
  • Annual Fire Safety Report

Hard copies of any report may also be obtained from the campus office of Safety and Security.

  • Downers Grove campus: Director of Security,  630-515-7217
  • Glendale campus: Director of Security,  623-572-6475
  • Clery Compliance Coordinator: 623-572-6475

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