October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month
The month of October is recognized nationally as domestic violence awareness month. SPU participates in this national campaign by raising awareness on campus about domestic violence and dating violence, also known as intimate partner violence. The Office of Safety and Security is sponsoring a Red Flag Campaign. During the last week of October watch Tiffany Loop for a campaign to raise awareness about dating violence and the “red flags” that can be present in relationships. The campaign encourages people to recognize these harmful relationship red flags in their own relationships and the relationships of others and to speak up about them. More information is available here.
When you see the red flags of relationship violence, STEP UP! SAY SOMETHING!
2018–19 Vehicle and Parking Registration
The Office of Safety and Security is launching a new platform this year for vehicle registration and parking management.
- Use this link: SPU NuPark to access the new parking portal and select the “Login” button on the left half of the screen.
- Vehicle registration must be completed for street parking as well as parking in campus parking lots.
- Complete the online application via the parking portal for a 2018-2019 Parking Permit. Parking decals will be sent to employees via campus mail. If you do not have a way to receive campus mail, you will receive an email notifying you when the decal is ready to be picked up from the Office of Safety and Security.
More information regarding options and parking rates can be found on our Parking site. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Transportation Manager Heather Eide at 206-281-2821 or email email@example.com.
2018–19 faculty and staff ORCA cards available
ORCA cards for faculty and staff may be renewed for 2018–19. Pick up your new card at the Office of Safety and Security between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Learn about alternative transportation: SPU offers incentives for employees to use alternative transportation such as bus, light rail, transit, vanpool, and bicycling. You can help reduce emissions, minimize the number of vehicles traveling to and from campus, and reduce the cost of commuting. Discover your options here.
Walking or Vehicle Escorts
OSS offers a walking or vehicle escort, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. An escort can be obtained by dialing x2922 on any campus phone or (206) 281-2922 from other phones. OSS can travel up to 10 blocks off campus for a safety escort but cannot cross over any bridges.
Self Defense Workshop for Women – Contact Safety & Security to Schedule a Workshop
This workshop is for women at SPU (students and employees). The class is designed to teach women about the dynamics of gender based violence, the body’s natural reactions to trauma, and effective non-physical preventative measures that can help lower one’s risk of being targeted. Universal crime prevention tactics will be reviewed as well as issues specific to gender based violence. Attendees will also learn bystander intervention techniques that demonstrate how to safely intervene in potentially dangerous situations. Resources for further education and support will be available. The second portion of this class teaches physical defensive skills that are simple and easy to learn. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a class. Upcoming, open-registration classes will be announced here as well.