CAMPUS SAFETY

Protecting the people and property of Southern Adventist University

Location

Campus Safety is located at 5061 Colcord Drive in the Campus Safety building. Phone calls are answered 24/7. Phone: 423.236.2100  Fax: 423.236.1100

Email: Campus Safety (campussafety@southern.edu) This email is checked periodically during normal business hours. For immediate assistance call dispatch at 423.236.2100

View maps, directions, and visitor information.

Sign up for emergency text messages at Emergency Notification Sign-up. These text messages will let you know of weather conditions that affect the school's operations, potentially hostile situations, and other important alerts. Messages will not be sent for fire alarms occurring in buildings. This notification requires you to renew the account every two years.

Southern Adventist University offers R.A.D. self defense classes for men and women. 

R.A.D. for women—Rape Aggression Defense

R.A.D. for men—Resisting Aggression with Defense

Click here to sign up for the course interest list.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal mandate requiring all institutions of higher education (IHEs) to disclose information about crime on their campuses and in the surrounding communities. 

The Clery Act, formerly known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, was signed in 1990 and is named after 19-year-old Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered in her Lehigh University residence hall in 1986.

Click Here to view the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

Click Here to view the Daily Crime and Fire Report.

Always park in lighted areas.

Always lock your vehicle.

Don't go alone. Not always possible, but it's still good advice.

Carry small loads at a time, keeping arms free for movement.

Carry your keys at the ready.

As you approach your vehicle, OBSERVE IT. Look around the vehicle.

Look into the front and back seats before unlocking the door to your vehicle.

As soon as you are safely in your vehicle, lock the door.

Never hitchhike, and never pick up a hitchhiker.

Keep the vehicle in good repair.

Never let your gas gauge get below one quarter of a tank.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Always park in lighted areas.

Always lock your vehicle.

Don't go alone. Not always possible, but it's still good advice.

Carry small loads at a time, keeping arms free for movement.

Carry your keys at the ready.

As you approach your vehicle, OBSERVE IT. Look around the vehicle.

Look into the front and back seats before unlocking the door.

As soon as you are safely in your vehicle, lock the door.

Never hitchhike, and never pick up a hitchhiker.

Keep the vehicle in good repair.

Never let your gas gauge get below one quarter of a tank.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Carry insurance.

Never leave keys in an unattended vehicle.

LOCK YOUR CAR. When you're in it and when you leave it. Always.

Keep valuables out of sight, locked in the trunk.

Carry a spare key on your person. Stay away from using magnetic key boxes.

Avoid bumper stickers that might antagonize individuals or groups.

Avoid antagonizing other drivers.

Travel on main streets and highways as much as possible.

If you feel you're being followed, drive to the nearest police station or populated area and sound the horn for help.

If you see a disabled vehicle, don't stop. Drive to a nearby telephone and inform the police of the vehicle's location.

When walking or jogging, go with someone.

When walking or jogging, stay away from isolated areas.

When walking or jogging, try to stay near street lights.

When walking or jogging outside, leave valuables in a secure, visible area.

When walking or jogging, a front pocket is safer for a wallet than a back one.

When walking or jogging, dress sensibly.

If you're held up or car jacked, don't resist.

Keep your doors and windows locked day and night.

Don't let strangers in.

Don't leave a door unlocked for someone planning to come back later.

Lock your door every time you leave.

Engrave expensive equipment and valuables with an ID number.

Don't store your purse in an unlocked desk drawer.

Don't leave your belongings unattended in libraries, hallways, locker rooms, or classrooms.

If you are working late, keep your office door locked.

Lock all doors behind you when entering or exiting at night.

Report suspicious activity and vandalism immediately.

Office Hours
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Monday – Thursday

8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Friday