Reporting Crimes and Confidentiality

In the event of an emergency where an actual crime is taking place, be advised of the following important contact numbers.  The first step is to call 911.  For non emergency events, please contact the Bethany Police Department at 405.789.2323.

During Office Hours, please contact the Office of Student Life at 405.789.7661 ext. 3424.  After Office Hours, students or guests can contact the Resident Assistants in each dorm or the Resident Director, Cassandra Camp in the East Dorm first floor.

Community members, students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the SCU Office of Student Life.  The Office of Student Life is located inside the Administration building.

Confidential Reporting of Crime

Students or employees who are victims/witnesses to a crime may elect to report the crime on a confidential basis.  University personnel endeavor to investigate crime based on the information reported.  Even if the use of the information is restricted by a request for confidentiality, the information can be very useful in providing timely warnings to others in the community, in addition to assisting with an investigation of an incident.

Disciplinary Proceedings Disclosures

Student disciplinary records are defined as educational records by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As educational records, disciplinary records are not subject to release without written authorization by the student. However, under certain circumstances, FERPA and Southwestern Christian University permit the University to release disciplinary records without written authorization by the student.  The University may disclose information without the prior written consent of the student to a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding conducted by the university with respect to that alleged crime or offense.

Timely Warning Announcements

When SCU receives a report of a crime or a situation that poses a potential threat to students and/or employees, SCU officials will publish a warning to the campus through email, text messages, phone calls, and use of Resident Life Staff attempting to warn of the potential criminal activity.  The following are alternate routes for notification of ongoing safety challenges: weekly announcements, chapel announcements, information on the website home page.

Campus Crime Log

If you would like information on safety and security on the SCU campus, please visit the Office of Student Life or contact them at 405.789.7661 ext. 3424.