Safety and Security

John Patrick University provides the Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report on or before October 1st each year. The report contains safety and non-discrimination policies, personal safety and security education, sex offender registration information, emergency preparedness policy, crime statistics, CLERY procedures, and a fire safety report. The report is also provided as an Appendix to the Academic Catalog.

Contact JPU by Phone: 574-232-2408
Contact JPU by email:

Review the Security and Fire Safety Report for Information to help you stay safe and Resources to help you be prepared in an emergency:

Active Shooter Situations

Review the Run. Hide. Fight. FBI Video

In any emergency situation, dial 911.

Step 1: Assess the Situation Step 2: RunStep 3: HideStep 4: Fight
What is going on?
Where is it happening?
Who is doing it?
Run. Hide. Fight.
Run to avoid the gunfire.
– Evacuate even if others stay
– Leave your belongings
– Help others escape, if possible
– Prevent Individuals from entering the shooter’s area
If you cannot run, hide.
– Stay out of the shooter’s view
– Seek cover from gunshots
– Do not trap yourself or restrict movement
– Lock or block any doors
– Do not move. Be silent.
– Turn off lights an any sources of noise, including your cell phone
As a last resort, fight for your life.
– Take aggressive action
– Disrupt or incapacitate
– Yell and scream
– Throw items and use items within reach as improvised weapons

How to Respond when Police Arrive

Remember that the police will not know you when they arrive.

Reporting a Violation to JPU Anonymously

JPU encourages any individual who has experienced prohibited conduct or witnessed an occurrence of prohibited conduct to promptly report the incident to the Director of Administrative Services at or by calling 574-232-2000.

Individuals who wish to report an incident anonymously are encouraged to use the following hotline or website hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint:

Hotline: 855-673-1151


The information you provide will be sent to JPU through EthicsPoint on a completely confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose.  

EthicsPoint is NOT a 911 or Emergency Service.  Do not use this site to report events presenting an immediate threat to life or property.  Reports submitted through this service may not receive an immediate response.  If you require emergency assistance, please call 911 or contact your local authorities.

Individuals may contact SBPD (South Bend Police Department) whenever they witness criminal activity or feel threatened by potential criminal activity, including sexual offenses while on or near campus. Observations ranging from crimes in progress to suspicious behavior can and should be reported to SBPD. You may either contact SBPD at 911 for emergencies or at 574-235-9201.

In case of an emergency you may dial 911 from any phone on campus. Simply select a line and dial 9-1-1. There is no need to dial 9 first.

In case of a non-emergency you may dial 574-235-9201 to reach the desk sergeant where your call will be directed appropriately. JPU strongly encourages reporting of serious and continuing occurrences of crimes or threats to the South Bend Police Department.

JPU strongly encourages any student or employee who is a victim or witness of a violent crime to report the crime to law enforcement as soon as possible.

After authorities have been contacted and there is not eminent danger, please contact Director of Administrative Services at 574-232-2000 or

JPU does not tolerate retaliation against a person who reports prohibited conduct, assists or encourages someone to report a violation, or participates in any manner in an investigation of prohibited conduct.  Retaliation may include, but is not limited to threats, intimidation, and/or adverse actions related to employment or education.

Title IX Non-Discrimination & Grievance Process Policy

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any education program or activity operated by a recipient that receives federal financial assistance. JPU has adopted the Title IX Non-Discrimination & Grievance Process Policy to ensure that complaints by faculty, staff, or students are subject to a prompt and objective investigation by persons free from bias and conflicts of interest.

Roles outlined in the Title IX Non-Discrimination & Grievance Process Policy are outlined below along with training materials.

Title IX CoordinatorTitle IX Coordinator Training Since 2020Investigator & Decision-Maker
Elizabeth Datema, MBA
100 E. Wayne Street, Suite 140
South Bend, IN 46601
Ph: 574.232.2000
Title IX Coordinator Training Part 1
Title IX Coordinator Training Part 2
Title IX Coordinator Training Part 3
John Patrick University, in order to ensure a fair and objective Grievance Process
free from bias and conflicts of interest, uses a third party provider to discharge
the roles of Investigator and Decision-Maker. The third party provider discharging
these roles receives appropriate and reasonably frequent training. Access to the
training materials may be requested by emailing the Title IX Coordinator at

A Complaint may be filed with the University by:
1. Submitting the Title IX Discrimination Complaint Form to the Title IX Coordinator in-person, by email, or mail.
2. Submitting a complaint to JPU’s harassment/discrimination hotline at 855-673-1151 or