Safety & Security

The Southwestern security staff is here for your assistance and protection.  The office is responsible for coordinating protection of your personal safety and property and that of the college.  Additional functions of this department include campus escorts, motor vehicle registration, lost and found property, and reporting damage and/or theft of personal or college property.  They are located on the top floor of the Sutton Center.  They can be reached by dialing 9-229-0012 from any campus phone.


Fire and/or building evacuations

Whenever a fire alarm is sounded or an emergency warning is given, immediate action is required of all residents and or guests.  Please be aware of the following emergency evacuation procedures:

  • Open curtains and blinds and leave the lights on if time permits.  This helps the fire department determine more quickly which rooms have been evacuated.
  • Exit room and building IMMEDIATELY
  • Wear shoes, take your room keys, carry a coat, and a cellular phone if you have one.     

Tornado Safety and Evacuation Plan


BROADHURST:  Move to 1st floor hallways of Broadhurst with fire doors closed. 

COLE HALL:  Basement area and 1st floor hallway.

REID:  Move to lowest floor interior stairwell. If time allows proceed to White PE men’s locker room.

SUTTON:  Move to first floor hallway with fire doors shut.

WALLINGFORD:  Move to first floor hallways with fire doors shut.

HONOR APTS:  Go to the bathroom area. If time allows, proceed to Mossman basement or take shelter in the smallest room (bathroom or closet) near the middle of the apartment.

SHRIWISE:  First floor move to your bathroom. If time allows, proceed to Mossman basement, or take shelter in the smallest room (bathroom or  closet) near the middle of the apartment.

WARREN APTS:  If time allows, proceed to the White PE men’s locker room, or take shelter in the smallest room (bathroom or closet) near the middle of the apartment.

CHRISTY:  Christy basement hallway leading to Little Theatre.

STUDENT CENTER:  First floor storage room hallway.

DARBETH:  Darbeth lower level.

WROTEN:  Darbeth lower level.

MOSSMAN AND BEECH:  Mossman basement.

DOLE CENTER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION:  Mossman basement if time allows, or interior hallway.

LIBRARY:  Library basement.

STEWART:  Lowest level of Stewart or White PE men’s locker room.

WHITE PE:  White PE men’s locker room.

WELCOME CENTER:  Mossman basement if time allows or interior hallway, bathroom or closet.


STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS OR GLASS!
STAY IN SHELTER UNTIL ‘ALL CLEAR’ IS GIVEN!
CROUCH DOWN IN HALLWAYS!
COVER YOUR HEAD AND EYES!


Medical Emergencies

When questions arise about medical assistance, contact a resident director, resident advisor, apartment manager, or campus security at 9-229-0012.  In case of an emergency call 911. 


Campus Security Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.

The college must provide a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained, such as the law enforcement office of the institution, a local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the campus, or a computer network. 

Institutions are required to provide the campus community with information that would enable them to obtain this public information on campus.  The intention of this requirement is to afford the campus community the same availability of information about registered sex offenders as they would have in their home communities under Megan’s Law.


Safety and Security Report

January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
For more information, contact Dave Helsel

Student Life Office