Campus Safety

Contact

Campus Safety, Whitfield Center, Lower Level
11901 Wornall Rd. / Kansas City 64145 / 816.985.6079


E: CampusSafety@avila.edu

Office Hours:

Campus Safety is on campus 24/7/365

The Safety Office has limited office hours on the Lower Level of the Whitfield Center:

Weekdays
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weekends
Closed

Report Concerns & Incidents

Campus Conduct Hotline
866.943.5787
Campus Safety
816.985.6079
Emergency
911 or 9-911 from campus 
Campus Services / Maintenance
816.501.3629
Student Needs / Res Life
816.501.3660
Title IX
Title IX Coordinator/HR Director
816.501.3618
VP of Student Development
816.501.3748
Avila Care Team
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Stay Safe Eagles.

Security and safety concerns on the campus are addressed 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Avila University encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to Campus Safety Officers, professional staff members or local law enforcement. The University can assist victims in reporting crimes if they are unable to make the reports themselves.

The Annual Security Report, in compliance with the ‘Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act’, is linked at the lower right in the gold box, and will provide you with the full PDF document.  This Report contains information on campus security and personal safety, including crime prevention, university law-enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other important matters about security on campus.  It also contains statistics for the three previous calendar years on reported crimes that occurred on or adjacent to campus.

Campus Safety is responsible for:

  • Deterring crime on campus
  • Distributing parking permits and student IDs
  • Issuing parking tickets
  • Locking and unlocking buildings
  • Issuing keys
  • Crowd control and parking control at events on University property
  • Monitoring the alarm system
  • Maintaining the “safe walk” program to walk individuals to and from their vehicles when requested
  • First responding to student assistance needs
  • Assisting the University with crime reporting, theft or vandalism
  • Helping provide a safe and secure environment for students and employees to learn, work, and grow.

COVID-19 Preparedness

Are you staying up to date with the latest news about the Coronavirus Disease 2019? Visit Avila’s Healthy Eagles page for campus updates. Get all the up to date information from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at CDC.gov.

Avila ID cards & Parking Permits

Your Avila University ID (Identification Card) and your Avila Parking Permit may be obtained by completing the separate online forms and the card and/or permit can be mailed to you.

To fill out the online form, the Student or Employee needs to log into MyAU, then under the Campus Life header (for Students) you will find in the left column ‘Student New ID’; or for Faculty and Staff go to Employee Resources in the header row then you will find in the left column ‘Employee New ID Card’.

New Student ID form

New Employee ID form

To complete your ID Card, we need a photo of yourself of higher resolution, which includes at a minimum the entire head and top of shoulders and has limited background distractions.  We ask that you please do not submit a car selfie.

ID cards do not need to be replaced during your time with Avila University, but Parking Permits must be renewed each year.  The first ID and parking pass are FREE.  It will cost $20 to replace an ID and $5 to replace a parking permit.

If you prefer to come to the Safety Office in person for your ID card and/or a parking permit, we are located in Whitfield (building #3).  Students and Employees need to bring their Avila ID number and car information (including license plate information, make, model, color, and vehicle year).

Sample of Avila student ID

 

Parking Permits can be obtained via a form located on MyAU, under a different tab in the left column.

Parking Permit form

If you prefer to come to the Safety Office in person for your parking permit, we are located in Whitfield (building #3).  Students and Employees need to bring their Avila ID number and car information (including license plate information, make, model, color, and vehicle year).

Temporary tags can be obtained for cars that are going to be parked on campus temporarily.

Parking tickets are issued to anyone that is not parked in the appropriate parking space on campus, so do be observant of spaces reserved for Residents, Employees, and Handicap Designated spaces.

Sample of Avila parking permit

Parking Permits for the 2020-21 Academic Year will be ready at the end of July. Permits are valid from August to August.

You may fill out the online form for next year’s Commuter Student or Resident Student parking permit, and Commuter permits will be mailed out before the Fall semester starts, and Resident permits can be picked up at Move-In.

Bystander Intervention

As an individual, we are often hesitant to intervene, but as a community, we need to help each other and step in for our dear neighbor.

As a bystander we will see things occurring that we know are violations of policy, or behaviors that are inappropriate and one or more of the individuals involved may regret later.  Go with your gut instinct; if you see something inappropriate say something.

Students, faculty, and staff can intervene in potentially harmful situations, such as sexual misconduct, using one of the three Ds:

  • Delegate: Some bystanders are too wary or shy to approach a potentially violent situation directly, but can diffuse a situation by locating the friends of the person who might be in danger, or by contacting the Police, Safety, or an RA.
  • Distract: Allow a chance for separating the individuals by distracting one of them; intercede in their conversation, tell them that somebody else is looking for them, tell them their car is being towed, etc.
  • Direct: If you feel comfortable, directly approach the situation, tell them you are concerned and offer to give that friend a ride home.

Dr. Dorothy Edwards relays a story “about a guy who saw one of his buddies taking a girl upstairs at a party. [The girl] seemed too drunk to be going upstairs, and so the guy called after his buddy and says ‘Hey, your car is getting towed.’ When the man went to check on his car, the woman’s friends intervened and took her home.”

Help us build a better community at Avila, inspire your fellow classmates to take appropriate actions, and remember that even as a bystander you too can help build a positive environment around you by speaking up. If You See Something, Say Something!

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