Building and property security programs are designed to allow members of the Marquette
community to live, work and socialize in a safe environment.
Access To Student Residential Areas
- Residence halls and most university-owned apartment buildings have one entry that is monitored 24 hours a day by a desk receptionist or Safety Services Officer.
- Other entrances are locked and alarms alert professional staff when a door is opened without authorization.
- Strict key control is maintained. Students are not provided keys to exterior doors.
- Entry into residence halls is permitted only with a valid student ID card or special registration.
- Visitation policy requires student hosts to register visitors and guests at the reception desk.
- Visitation is limited to specific hours.
- Hosts are responsible for the behavior of their guests.
- Students may have guests of the same gender stay overnight by notifying their resident adviser and registering their guests at the front desk. Guests must be escorted by hosts at all times.
Access to Academic and Administrative Facilities
- Academic facilities are opened and closed by Public Safety.
- Buildings are secured every evening and weekend after class activity has concluded.
- Buildings are patrolled by Public Safety on a regular basis.
- Libraries have automated access systems that require a valid university ID card.
- Library visitors must produce identification and register with library staff.
- Most academic and administrative areas require university ID cards for after-hours access, including access to specific classrooms, laboratories and computer areas.
- After-hours passes are required for students to be in areas unequipped with ID
Marquette employs its own staff for regular building and system maintenance and repair, including full-time locksmiths and personnel trained in the repair and upkeep of doors, windows, and related security equipment.
- Public Safety contacts on-call staff or contractors for after-hours security maintenance.
- University locksmiths issue keys only to faculty and staff who have legitimate access needs and only with the approval of the academic dean, department chair or other supervisors.
Video Surveillance Cameras
Closed-circuit video cameras provide views of most parking areas, several adjacent streets and many building entrances. Monitors for the cameras are located in and controlled by the Public Safety Communication Center.