Health & Safety

The following services are available to address the health and safety concerns that may occur. Encourage your student to take advantage of the following resources.  

Counseling Services

Many students occasionally experience personal concerns, emotional distress or relationship difficulties. In such situations, it is often very helpful to speak with an objective, caring professional in order to get back on track and feel better. The Counseling Center offers free and confidential personal counseling and consultation to any currently enrolled student.

Accessibility Resource Center

Bellarmine University is committed to providing equal educational opportunities and full participation for persons with disabilities.

Emergency Text Alerts

Parents can register to receive emergency text alerts from Bellarmine University. We only use this service for urgent communication, including severe weather alerts, campus closings/delays and other emergencies.
Text buknights to 226787 to receive alerts from Bellarmine University.
Message and data rates may apply. Text messages are sent on an as-needed basis. This service is provided per the following Terms of Use‍‍ and ‍‍Privacy Policy‍‍. Text STOP to 226787 to cancel or text HELP for tech support. 

If you have a Bellarmine email account, you should register your phone on the One.Bellarmine website instead of signing up by text message.

Health Services

The Health Services office is located in Newman Hall. Service is provided by a registered nurse, who also has a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology and a PhD. The focus of the Health Services office is on health promotion, disease prevention, and holistic health. Bellarmine staff, faculty, and students, both residents and commuters, may use any of the services offered.

Office of Public Safety

The officers and staff of the Office of Public Safety are committed to providing a safe and crime-free environment on the Bellarmine University campus. Questions may be directed to 502.272.7335.

Brave BU

Brave BU is a campus-wide campaign to empower students to act of care for themselves and each other around issues of sexual misconduct, alcohol and/or drug abuse, harassment and bias, suicide prevention and mental health. Just as Knights are courageous, strong, and loyal, Bellarmine community members have a rich tradition of loyalty and commitment to each other.  BraveBU seeks to encourage all Bellarmine students, faculty and staff to take steps to prevent harm to fellow community members.  BraveBU programs will raise awareness and encourage each Bellarmine Knight to support a "culture of care" for their peers.