Public Safety

Lost and Found

All lost and found items will be kept in a secure location until the owner claims them. Neither Public Safety, nor Saint Xavier University are responsible for lost and found items that are not logged into the lost and found logbook.

Items turned in to an academic department must be forwarded immediately to the Main Switchboard located in the Warde Academic Center, or the Shannon Center's facility manager or Public Safety. Listed below are procedures to be followed:

  1. Turn lost items in to lost and found as soon as possible, but not later than the end of the business day on which they were found. Lost items found in the Warde Academic Center should be turned in at the switchboard area located at the main entrance.
  2. Items of value such as wallets, purses, keys, backpacks and electronic devices will be immediately forwarded to Public Safety located at the Campus Service Center, Room 100. If the lost item includes any identifying information, staff from the Public Safety Office will attempt to contact the owner directly. Unclaimed property and unidentifiable property will be logged in the lost and found logbook.
  3. Items of lesser value such as notebooks, umbrellas and articles of clothing will also be entered into the logbook and placed in a locked location.
  4. Lost and found items will be stored in a locked location.
  5. Unclaimed student IDs will be forwarded to the Dean of Students, L-103, after one week. If unclaimed from the Dean of Students the IDs will be destroyed. Other unclaimed IDs such as driver's license or state IDs will be mailed to the designated address after one week.
  6. To attempt to ensure lost items are returned to the rightful owners, persons claiming items will be asked to describe the items and to provide identification. Claimants must sign for items before the items will be released to them.
  7. Items in lost and found, which are not claimed by the end of each semester, will be donated to a local charity.

Report a Lost Item

  1. Fill in the fields as best you can. Some fields are required.
  2. You must supply both a phone number and a valid email address in order for us to get back to you.
  3. If your item isn't in the categories listed, select "Other" in Item type.