Office of Safety and Security

Safety and Security officer
The Office of Safety and Security is a private security organization which patrols campus buildings and grounds by foot and in cars 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

2018–19 faculty and staff ORCA cards available

ORCA cards for faculty and staff may be renewed for 2017–18. 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 securityinfo@spu.edu to schedule a class. Upcoming, open-registration classes will be announced here as well.

Parking? Here’s how it works

To access the online parking application, log on to the Banner Information System and select the Personal menu, then Parking and Commuting. Under this menu you can register your vehicle and apply for a parking permit. This process must be completed each year and updated as information changes.

The Elephant In The Room

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence remains an all-too-common problem in our communities, our nation, and our world. A recent study revealed that approximately 12% of student respondents across 27 universities reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force, threats of physical force, or incapacitation since they enrolled at their university.

To increase awareness about this issue, prevent future crimes, and aid victims, SPU recognizes April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To learn more about April Events contact the Office of Safety & Security at 206-281-2922, or visit the OSS Sexual Violence Resources website.

There are many opportunities to support Gender Based Violence Education at SPU

Contact OSS to learn ways you can get involved with GBV education, awareness and prevention opportunities through the academic year. 

In an on-campus emergency, call Safety and Security

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

Stop.Think.Act.

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!

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