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.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each year, April is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault and all forms of gender-based violence, including stalking and domestic violence. To increase awareness about these issues, prevent future crimes, and aid victims, SPU participates in National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year the Office of Safety and Security (OSS) has a special emphasis on how you can engage in this topic virtually. Learn more...

Spring Quarter 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
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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.

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!