Notre Dame de Namur University seeks to provide a safe and secure living, learning and working environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors. Safety will be achieved through the enforcement of Notre Dame de Namur University policies, procedures, and regulations as well as local, state, and federal laws.
NDNU’s Public Safety Service provides for the security of persons and facilities on campus. Responsive, comprehensive service is provided in keeping with the core values of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame Learning Community.
Public Safety provides safety and security services. The 50-acre campus and affiliated locations are patrolled by foot and vehicle. The Office of Public Safety office is located in St. Mary’s Hall, Room 111, and has a customer service window at the central lobby.
We maintain a Memorandum of Understanding with Belmont Police Department and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with local, state and federal agencies.
All staff, faculty, students and visitors who utilize NDNU parking facilities are required to display a valid parking permit. See info on Parking Permits and Enforcement.
If in the event of a power failure, the university telephone system fails, you can contact Public Safety via any non-campus telephone (public telephone, cell phone) by calling 650-504-0656.
Reporting a student’s behavior or conduct
If you would like to make a report regarding a student’s behavior or conduct, you may do so using the form provided via the link below. This report will be sent to the Office of the Provost. The Office of the Provost will follow up on the report or route it to the appropriate office. For instance, a report concerning a traffic violation will be forwarded to Public Safety, while a report on sexual misconduct will be forwarded to the Title IX officer.
If you are concerned about a student, you may use the same form to express this concern by selecting the pertinent “Student of Concern” boxes. These “Students of Concern” reports will be received by the Office of the Provost and routed to appropriate parties for follow up.
Section 290 of the California Penal Code requires people convicted of certain sexual offenses to register with the local law enforcement agency responsible for the jurisdiction in which they reside within five working days of their birthday, and within five working days of changing their address. This is a lifetime requirement. Law enforcement cannot dictate where an offender lives, as long as the offender registers his/her residence with the appropriate jurisdiction. (Complete requirements are listed in Section 290 of the California Penal Code.)
More information can be found online.
Policy for Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics
Notre Dame de Namur University Public Safety prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared by the Office of the Provost in cooperation with Public Safety, and the local law enforcement agency, Belmont P.D.. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with this act.
Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to NDNU Public Safety, designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, advisors to students/student organizations) and local law enforcement agencies. These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses, if required by law. California law (11160 of the California Penal Code) requires prompt, mandatory reporting to the local law enforcement agency by health care practitioners when they provide medical services to a person they know or reasonably suspect is suffering from wounds inflicted by a firearm or is the result of assaultive or abusive conduct. Any professional or pastoral counselors employed by NDNU are encouraged to inform their clients of the procedures to report crime to Public Safety on a voluntary or confidential basis, should they feel it is in the best interest of the client. A procedure is in place to anonymously capture crime statistics disclosed confidentially during such a session.
Each year, an email notification is made to all enrolled students, staff and faculty that provides the web site to access this report. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the NDNU Public Safety Office located in St. Mary’s Hall or by calling 650-508-0656. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources located in Toso Namur, or by calling 650-508-3645.
Campus Safety and Security Reports
1500 Ralston Ave.
St. Mary’s Hall 111
Belmont, CA 94002
(police, fire, medical)
Public Safety cell:
Hours: 24 Hours/day,
7 days a week