Campus Safety & Security

Safest College in Philadelphia

The Department of Public Safety at Holy Family University is resolutely focused on maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. A professionally trained Public Safety staff is responsible for community policing programs designed to ensure that students and their possessions are protected to the maximum degree possible. Photo ID is required at all times for entry into any campus buildings.

We encourage students, faculty, and staff to stay alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities immediately. By supporting one another, we can ensure the quality of life at Holy Family University. The best way you can help is to become involved: Learn about safety initiatives currently in effect by contacting the Public Safety Department.

Please contact the Public Safety Department at any time with questions or to report information by calling 267-341-3361.

Public Safety Contact Information


Philadelphia Campus   
9801 Frankford Ave.   
Philadelphia, PA 19114   
On-Campus: Ext. 3361   
Direct line: 267-341-3361

Newtown Campus   
One Campus Drive   
Newtown, PA 18940   
On-Campus: Ext. 4011   
Direct line: 267-341-4011


Annual Safety & Fire Report

The federal Clery Act requires colleges and universities to provide information related to security policies and procedures and specific statistics for criminal incidents, arrests, and disciplinary referrals to students and employees.

Anti-hazing Policy

Holy Family University maintains a zero-tolerance policy for Hazing. For information on the Antihazing Policy, visit the links below:

Armed/Hostile Intruder Response Info

Emergency Notifications - The LivSafe App

Parents & community members can receive security notifications as email or texts sent to a mobile device via the LiveSafe app. 

  1. Download the app in the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Open the app to sign up with your Holy Family University email and mobile number.
  3. Create your password. You may be prompted to reset your password first. If so, request a password reset email and follow the instructions once you receive it.
  4. Log in to the app with your email or phone number and password.
  5. When prompted, select Holy Family University as your organization.

HFU Students, Faculty & Staff 

QR code to download student version of LivSafe app

Visitors, Parents, & Contractors 

QR code to download parent's version of LivSafe app