Residence Hall Safety

Campus Safety and Security - Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahom

Residence Hall Security

SNU maintains housing for resident students on the Bethany campus in three residence halls and three apartment complexes. There are no residential facilities at SNU-Tulsa, and no off-campus student organizations/facilities such as fraternities or sororities at either Bethany or Tulsa campus locations.

Access to the residence halls is controlled. Each of these residence facilities is locked 24 hours a day. Access units are located at the front entrance of each hall, with an additional security door unit located in the main lobby of residence halls. This unit is mounted at the entrance point into the living area.

Students are prohibited from allowing other students or guests to use their access fobs or ID cards. Such use will result in disciplinary action. Students are only permitted in the lobby of the residence halls of the opposite sex. There are scheduled open houses with established hours for open door visitation sponsored by each residence.

Visitation in the Apartments by members of the opposite sex is limited to the living/dining room areas.

Each residence hall floor and apartment area has a student Resident Assistant (RA) and each building/area has a Resident Director (RD) who lives in the facility and provides direction and on site supervision. These students and staff members are trained by the Student Development Office.

Residents gain access to their rooms through individual keys issued through the Resident Director. The RAs and/or RDs provide accessible contacts in situations where you require assistance or have safety or security concerns.

It is extremely important that residents do not compromise the security of other residents by propping fire doors or exit doors open, leaving windows open and unattended or doors unlocked. Please report broken locks and windows to Facilities (phone: 491-6356) and/or your Resident Director immediately. Keep your door locked for your own safety and the protection of your belongings. Guard your credit cards as you would your money. Report any suspicious activity immediately to your RA/RD, security personnel, or the Bethany Police Department.

Campus Access

Southern Nazarene University’s facilities (excluding housing facilities) will be open to students, parents, employees, guests, and invitees during normal business hours. All other times entry is limited according to building schedule. Access to facilities other than posted hours will be by Campus Security, authorized key-holders, and for residence halls, one may contact a residential life staff member.

Schedules may be changed or altered according to needs of different departments.

Campus Security, Facilities employees, and Residential Life Staff will report areas of concern such as lighting, locks, and communication needs.