Office of Safety and Security

Safety and Security officer

OSS is following the University's Smart Start Guidelines. If you need to visit our office, please wear a face covering and observe social distancing guidelines. We allow only one customer at a time in the OSS lobby. For the latest information and guidelines, visit the Resuming Campus Operations website.

Domestic Violence and Dating Violence Awareness 

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. SPU wants to help students and employees understand, prevent, and (if applicable) recover from domestic and dating violence.

Throughout the month of October, OSS will sponsor the Red Flag Campaign, the virtual Survivor Love Letter, and other events and information to bring attention to this important issue.

2020–21 Vehicle Registration and Parking Permit Purchases Available

All students, staff and faculty, and visitors who park a vehicle on Seattle Pacific University property or in city streets near SPU, must register their vehicle with Safety and Security. Vehicles must also display an authorized permit to park on SPU property. Vehicle registration and permits are available through SPU’s Parking Portal

To access the online form:
  • Log into SPU's Parking Portal
  • Register your vehicle. Vehicle registration must be completed for street parking as well as parking in campus parking lots. 
  • Complete the application for a 2020-2021 Parking Permit. 
More information is available on our Parking Information website.

Walking or Vehicle Escorts

OSS offers a walking or vehicle escort, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Due to safety protocols, escorts will be limited to assisting those experiencing an immediate safety concern, illness, or mobility concerns. An escort can be obtained by dialing x2922 on any campus phone or (206) 281-2922 from other phones. OSS can travel up to 8 blocks off campus for a safety escort but cannot cross over any bridges. 

The Office of Safety and Security - Open 24/7

The mission of Seattle Pacific University’s Office of Safety and Security is to provide a safe working, learning, and living environment for the SPU community and to protect University assets through sound crime prevention and safety practices. The Office of Safety and Security (“OSS”) provides continuous, year-round security and emergency response to the Seattle Pacific University community.  We actively monitor the University for safety concerns, secure buildings as needed, and respond to calls for assistance. 

Business Office Hours
24-Hour Emergency Line:  (206) 281-2911
24-Hour Non-Emergency Line:  (206) 281-2922
Email: !

Emergency Phones on Campus to Contact OSS

The University has installed emergency phones throughout the campus, including inside residence halls and at the entrances to several academic and office buildings. The emergency telephones are rectangular boxes, have yellow sides, and automatically dial the Office of Safety and Security at the push of a button.

October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month

When you see the RED FLAGS of relationship violence,


Intimate Partner Violence occurs across age, ethnic, gender and economic lines, among persons with disabilities, and among both heterosexual and same-sex couples.  Learn more...

In an on-campus emergency, call Safety and Security

From a campus phone, dial x2911. From an off-campus phone, dial 206-281-2911.


SPU's Emergency Procedures Handbook

Learn what you would need to do in case of a campus emergency before one happens.

Meet the Staff of the Office of Safety and Security

At the Office of Safety and Security we are committed to your ... safety and security!