Campus Safety and Security

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Welcome to Safe Stop

Viterbo University's campus security office has created a preferred route of travel between the Viterbo campus and the La Crosse Performing Arts Center in downtown La Crosse. Many businesses along this well-lit, highly traveled route have agreed to participate as "Safe Stops" for people as they travel between campus and the La Crosse Performing Arts Center.

Preferred Route

The following La Crosse businesses/organizations have agreed to participate in this program:

  • American Family Insurance Agency, 605 4th Street South
  • Cabin Coffee, 401 Jay Street
  • City of La Crose Fire Department, 726 5th Avenue South
  • Dahl Automotive, 712 4th Street South
  • Freedom Valu Center, 823 4th Street South
  • Pickerman's Soup and Sandwich, 327 Jay Street
  • Pla-Mor Lanes, 807 4th Street South
  • River Rocks Coffee, 326 Front Street South
  • Stolpa's Stein Haus, 321 Jay Street
  • The UPS Store, 317 4th Street South
  • Z's Lawn and Landscaping, Inc., 400 Division Street
  • VFW Post 1530, 630 6th Street South

These businesses are located along the "preferred route" between Viterbo University, downtown La Crosse, and ending at the La Crosse Performing Arts Center on South Front Street. Participants have agreed to:

  • assist students with directions;
  • provide them a safe place from danger or the weather as needed;
  • contact La Crosse Police Department (LCPD), medical assistance, or Viterbo Security as needed;
  • display a SAFE STOP sign or decal prominently in a highly visible window location;
  • have their business listed as a SAFE STOP in Viterbo University and Campus Safety materials; 
  • distribute SAFE STOP program brochures as needed.