Safety & Security at SNU - SafeZone App for increased Safety

SNU Safety & Security Dispatch: 405-491-6309

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 sites where undergraduate and graduate programs are offered to working adults in a modular format. Most of the evening courses are taught on our main campus in Bethany, however, there are two other locations, Tulsa and Del City Oklahoma.  


SNU Alert! is the emergency notification system that allows authorized SNU officials to send news an 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 complement to tools the university already has in place for response to arrange of a range of emergencies that may include 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/or the university’s main phone line.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to update their contact information through the emergency notification system site on After logging on, go to MyStuff and select Emergency Notification System (SNU Alert!). Each person can enter preferred contact information for phone messages, SMS text messages and email.

SNU Department of Campus Security and Safety

The department of Campus Safety and Security and campus administration make continual efforts to reduce crime on campus but your help is needed as well. We believe that a well informed community is better served, and thus safer. Please take the time to read this brochure.

On the main campus in Bethany, SNU has security personnel on duty 24 hours, seven days a week. 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 the Bethany Police Department, located a few minutes from campus.

SNU and the City of Bethany have an agreement wherein the Bethany Police Department assists the university’s campus security efforts by patrolling campus during “non-committed time.” This mainly involves uniformed police officers driving marked patrol cars, or riding bikes around and through campus, thus providing a supplemental security presence.

Southern Nazarene University-Tulsa is located in leased office space in a multi-storied office building. Security cameras are utilized. The building is locked at 5 p.m. nightly, with access limited to current students and faculty/staff.

SNU maintains 24 hour security personnel seven days a week. In addition, Bethany Police patrol the campus hourly. The campus is equipped with a 24 hour dispatch center where students can contact security at any time. Each residence hall is equipped with a controlled access security system; entry to the halls requires a key fob and 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.