Safety, Security & Emergency Prep
South Seattle College has a staff of full and part-time security officers who patrol the college buildings and parking lots (seven days a week, day and evening hours), and can provide emergency and non-emergency assistance to students, employees, and visitors.
Safety & Security
Students, faculty, staff, and guest are obligated to respect the rights of others and to refrain from actions endangering the health, safety, and welfare or property of others. Students, faculty, staff, and guests are expected to comply with policies, procedures, and regulations approved by the Board of Trustees and Washington State and Federal regulations.
Campus Crime Data
In compliance with federal law, especially the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), South Seattle College's Security Department must disclose and disseminate crime statistics, complied in the previous (3) years, for South Seattle College by October 1st of each year. Hate crime statistics are included in the Annual Security and Safety Report:
This information is provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.
Previous years of the Annual Security and Safety Reports are kept at the Safety and Security Department. Please contact us to view these records.
Below are a few safety and security tips that can reduce the possibility of crime on campus.
- When you leave your office or classroom please make sure that the doors are closed and locked. Lock it or lose it.
- Secure you valuables. Lock purses or other items of value in a desk or file cabinet drawer. Theft is a crime of opportunity; don’t give a thief the opportunity.
- If you see something or someone suspicious, contact Campus Security at 206-934-0911 or extension 5157. See it, Hear it, Report it.
Security staff are qualified to provide CPR, treat minor injuries, provide care until paramedics arrive. We cannot provide transportation for injured persons. In the case of a serious or life threatening injury please call 911 first then contact Security. If you do seek medical attention from a hospital or other health care provider for a work related injury you should fill out a Labor and Industries Employee Injury Report provided by your health care provider. You should also contact your supervisor to fill out a Supervisors Report of Injury (report forms available in the security office) at your earliest convenience.
Lost & Found
Security staff patrol all parking areas to detect and deter vehicle theft, vandalism, and illegal parking. Parking rules are strictly enforced.
In the event of a threatening situation, or a situation involving the commission of a crime or requiring arrest, campus security or campus administration will call on the Seattle Police Department. Criminal incidents occurring on campus (e.g. murder, homicide, assault, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, burglary, auto theft, arson, drug- or alcohol-offenses) will be reported to, and investigated by, the Seattle Police Department.
Access to classrooms, study areas, labs, and tutoring centers is restricted to authorized individuals only (i.e. registered students, faculty, and administrative staff). South Seattle College has a Criminal Trespass agreement with the Seattle Police Department who will assist in the removal of individuals who violate the terms of the trespass warning.
South Seattle College Security will provide escorts on request. You may request an escort by contacting the security office at 206-934-0911 or by using any yellow security call-boxes or one of the blue tower phones located throughout the campus.
Security staff can assist with parking-related emergencies (battery jumps, keys locked inside vehicles, etc.) for those parked on campus grounds.