2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Public Safety and Parking Regulations

Office Phone: 708-309-3233
Dispatch Phone: 708-209-3039
Switchboard: 708-771-8300
Email: CUCPublicSafety@cuchicago.edu
Location: Addison Hall, AD 140
Website: https://www.cuchicago.edu/general-information/public-safety/
Online non-emergency reporting: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ConcordiaUnivChicago
Title IX / Sexual Misconduct Report Form: https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?ConcordiaUnivChicago&layout_id=2

Concordia University Chicago continuously strives for a safe and secure campus. It is our top priority to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. To that end, we provide the following:

  • Concordia University Chicago Public Safety Department is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Public Safety officers conduct regular security patrols at all hours. Public Safety maintains a working relationship with the River Forest Police and Fire Departments, which are available 24/7 to respond to all emergency calls. Village departments are supplemented by regional, county, and state agencies as necessary.
  • The Department of Public Safety regularly participates in both emergency and disaster training scenarios with the Village of River Forest Fire Department and Police Department, Cook County Department of Public Health, and other local emergency response entities. 
  • There are 26 emergency call boxes in various locations throughout campus. The call boxes are immediately connected to the River Forest Police and Fire Dispatch Center as well as the Concordia Department of Public Safety Dispatch Center, which responds immediately to emergency calls.
  • The University has a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan, reviewed, and updated annually, in which scenarios of potential emergency situations are specifically addressed. 
  • RAVE Alert mass notification App is used to disseminate urgent information to all students, families, faculty, and staff, including off-campus undergraduate and graduate students.
  • The University asks that students, faculty, and staff to immediately report any suspicious person or activity to the Department of Public Safety for the safety of the campus community.
  • Students residing in campus residence halls are instructed to always keep doors closed and locked, and to not let in anyone who is not accompanied by a resident. Exterior doors to the residence halls may be accessed only by authorized students and staff possessing an electronic ID card or key fob.
  • The University offers professional counseling services located in West Annex, Kreft Center (1st Floor), WA 130. Counselors can be contacted at 708-209-3229, counseling.services@CUChicago.edu, and appointment scheduling at CUChicago.edu/Titanium, available to all undergraduate community members.

Through training, hard work, courage and compassion our goal is to provide the best security possible for all persons and property on our campus and will constantly strive to help all members of our campus community in any way.

Parking Regulations

Concordia University Chicago graduate students are required to register their on-campus vehicle to aid campus safety.  Graduate Commuter parking permits are free of charge.  Graduate resident students are required to pay permit fees.  Please apply for your permit on CUConnect under “Resources”, “Campus Parking and Transportation”, “Apply for a Permit”.  The following vehicle information is required: license plate, license state, primary color, make, model, and model year.  A temporary permit can be printed, or the actual permit will be available within 72 hours at Switchboard reception desk (Public Safety) located in Addison Hall.  

A campus map is available here. Basic parking times are below:

Location Days Times
Parking Structure All week 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Lots #1, 3, and 5 Weekdays 4:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Weekends 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Lot #2 Weekdays 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Weekends 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Please note that evening parking in Lot #2 in front of the Christopher Center/Early Childhood Center is only permitted after 6 p.m. due to DCFS and Village of River Forest regulations. Please click here for parking regulations on campus. Violations of these policies will result in parking fines as defined in the regulations with tickets starting at $50.00.

Street parking is strongly discouraged and is subject to local ordinances enforced by the River Forest Police Department.