2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Public Safety and Parking

Office Phone: 708-309-3233
Dispatch Phone: 708-209-3039
Email: CUCPublicSafety@cuchicago.edu
Location: Addison Hall, AD 140
Website: CUChicago.edu/info/security
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
Switchboard: 708-771-8300

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 has a Public Safety Department on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Public Safety officers conduct regular security patrols at all hours. We also maintain a very close working relationship with the River Forest Police and Fire Departments, which are on call 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 28 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 all such 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 immediately report any suspicious person or activity to the Department of Public Safety.
  • Students residing in campus residence halls are instructed to always keep doors shut 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 pass 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 Permit, Motorized Vehicles

All students operating motorized vehicles while attending CUC must register their vehicles. 

Parking on or around the campus is at your own risk. On-street parking around the campus is strongly discouraged and is subject to the parking regulations and penalties issued by the Village of River Forest.

A graduate parking permit is required for all student vehicles. Please click here for the Comprehensive Campus Traffic and Parking Policy and Procedures document or through the Department of Public Safety.  Please apply for your permit on CUConnect.  Permits will be available within 72 hours at Switchboard, Addison Hall.  

Map of Campus Parking Options 

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.

Graduate students: Please note that evening parking is only permitted after 6 p.m. in Lot #2 in front of the Christopher Center/Early Childhood Center.  Please click here for parking regulations on campus.  Violations of these policies will result in parking fines as defined in the regulations.


All students operating motorized vehicles while attending Concordia University Chicago are required to register their vehicles and obtain a parking permit from the Campus Department of Public Safety (Addison 140). There are separate fees for Residential and Commuter permits. All vehicular traffic on the campus is subject to the requirements of the current edition of the Comprehensive Campus Traffic and Parking Policy and Procedures document, available through the Department of Public Safety and in the forms repository on CUConnect. Failure to receive a permit or to follow the guidelines of the campus parking policy will result in ticketing and fines that will be applied to the student’s account. Street parking is discouraged strongly and is subject to local ordinances, which are enforced by the River Forest Police Department.