Safety

SNU Safety & Security 405-491-6309

safety@snu.edu

In an emergency, you may call 911, be sure and tell them your exact location  
(Emergency Responders only have the main SNU address when called from an SNU land line)

Bethany is located on the Northwest side of the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Despite being in a suburban setting, and having a history of low crime rates, the campus is not immune to crime. Becoming aware of potential dangers, and taking preventive measures, will protect you, and help us keep SNU a safe and pleasant environment in which to live, work, and pursue an education.

SNU has two other campus locations, Tulsa, and Del City, where undergrad and graduate programs are offered to working adults in a modular format. Most of the evening courses are taught on the main campus in Bethany.

SNU ALERT!

"SNU Alert" is the emergency notification system that allows authorized SNU officials to send news and instructions simultaneously to individuals through landline phones, cellular phones, text messaging and email. The benefits of this system, provided by BlackboardConnect, are its immediacy and direct access to individual campus members through multiple points of contact.

"SNU Alert"  is a great addition to tools the university has in place for emergency response, such as weather related closings, environmental health crises, public safety incidents, and other unique emergency situations. In the event of an actual emergency, the university will continue to relay critical information using the most appropriate option of notification: SNU Alert, SNU website announcements, university email, door-to-door notifications, posters, local radio/TV stations, and the university’s main phone line.

All faculty, staff, and students, are encouraged to update their contact information through the emergency notification system on the SNU Portal. After logging on, go to WebAdvisor, then Communication tab, and then SNU Alert Form.  Each person can enter preferred contact information for phone messages, SMS text messages and email.

Surviving an Active Shooter

SNU Department of Campus Safety & Security

The SNU Safety and Security office makes continual efforts to reduce crime on campus, but your help is needed as well. We believe a well informed community is better served, and much safer.

On the main campus in Bethany, SNU has Safety Personnel on-duty, 24/7. Their primary responsibility is to provide basic security services such as locking and unlocking campus buildings, maintaining campus parking regulations, assisting motorists, and surveillance of campus property for inappropriate, suspicious, or criminal activity. While not law enforcement officers, they have communication links to Bethany Police Department, located a few minutes from campus.

SNU, and the Bethany Police Department, work together to ensure SNU is as crime free as possible.  Bethany Police Officers often patrol the campus during “non-committed time” by using patrol vehicles and bicycles, thus providing a supplemental law enforcement presence.  When a 911 call comes in at Bethany Police Dispatch that is in the area of SNU campus, Bethany Dispatchers often contact SNU Dispatch and communicate the details of the call. 

Southern Nazarene University in Tulsa, is located in a leased office space in a multi-storied office complex. There are video surveillance cameras inside the Tulsa complex. Classes are held throughout the evening hours.  The complex has 24 hour a day Security personnel patrolling the parking lots.  SNU Tulsa has emergency planning in place and access to a place of shelter in case of severe storm within the building. 

SNU Bethany campus is equipped with a 24 hour Safety dispatch center, located in the west foyer of Beaver Science Building. You may contact Security at 405-491-6309 any time. Each residence hall is equipped with a controlled access security system.  Entry to the halls requires a key fob SNU student ID. Exterior doors and lobby doors are locked for safety. In the event of a fire, activation of the fire alarm disengages the locks. Students will be informed of safeguards and procedures on a routine basis from Student Development and Safety Personnel.