Campus Safety and Security Information
Southwestern Christian University's main campus is located in Bethany, Oklahoma with a population of approximately 25,000 people. Bethany is located just west of Oklahoma City. Despite being a suburb of Oklahoma City and demonstrating low crime rate levels, SCU is not immune to crime. SCU prides itself on keeping the campus safe and maintaining a pleasant environment in which students can live, work and earn an education. Being aware of potential dangers and taking necessary, preventative measures is key to your protection.
SCU Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs and campus administration make ongoing efforts to minimize crime on the SCU campus, but the assistance of all individuals is needed. SCU believes the best deterrent to crime on campus is a well informed community. Please take time to read this information.
In an effort to maintain safety, SCU has taken steps to ensure the safety of the community. First, SCU works closely with the Bethany Police Department through regular communication, campus patrols and safety training on campus. SCU has an agreement wherein the Bethany Police Department assists the university's campus security and safety efforts by patrolling the campus at different times. This mainly involves uniformed police officers driving marked patrol cars through campus periodically. Next, SCU employs part-time security personnel to assist with campus safety. Their primary responsibility is to secure buildings, monitor the campus property for any inappropriate, suspicious or criminal behavior and assist student and provide an overall safe environent for residents on campus. While not law enforcement officers, they have communication links to the Bethany Police Department. Next, SCU Resident Life Staff is available to assist in the overall monitoring of the campus to provide an additional set of eyes on campus during their evening duty responsibilities. Finally, SCU maintains security cameras strategically placed to provide coverage of the overall campus.
Preparation of the Annual Safety and Security Report
The Office of Student Affairs prepares an annual report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Statistics Act. SCU utilizes input from various sources to track crime statistics on and off campus. The Bethany Police Department provides crime statistics on and around the university. The following offices work in a coordinated effort to provide additional crime statistics that may not have been reported to the local police. These offices and personnel are viewed as campus authorities to whom reports of criminal activity can be made:
Vice President for Student Affairs
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President for Fiscal Affairs/CFO
Director of Athletics
All Faculty and Staff Members
Annually, an email notification is made to all enrolled students, staff, and faculty providing the website address to access to this report. Copies of this report can also be obtained in the Office of Student Affairs located in the Administration Building.