Health & Safety

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$33,813
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Easy
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5 College Senior

Health & Safety: The campus security goes above and beyond to protect students

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Had a classmate who was almost raped by a male student and after getting pulled off by two other males and reported to the school he didnt even get in trouble. Infact the girl moved to a different dorm, not him.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Earlier this year we had a school shooting take place. No one would have ever imagined this would happen here but our safety and security were more than prepared for it. I never once felt or feel like I am in danger after or before that event. People go on walks through Queen Anne at night all the time, we live in a super safe neighborhood here.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Overall the security is good. We did have a school shooting this year, but it was dealt with quickly and the shooter was took down by students. I am lucky that I go to a school where the students care about each other enough to protect each other in such terrifying circumstances.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always safety and security cars around campus. If we ever feel unsafe, they will escort us where we need to go

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 55th
    Safest Campuses
  • 153rd
    Best Student Health Center
  • 1021st
    Most Visible Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kylie Kenyon
Hometown
Paso Robles, Calif.
Major
Sociology
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Since Seattle Pacific is located in a fairly quiet, wealthy neighborhood, crime is not a primary concern. The dormitories and on-campus apartments require passage through two separate keyed entry points, just to get onto a floor, and naturally the individual rooms/apartments have their own unique locks. The campus is also small and relatively dense, which is a double-edged sword; the plus is no one will be off in Timbuktu, out of sight or having to walk great distances, but the minus is that safety concerns are not isolated and the entire community is affected by any safety breach. The University also has systems in place to alert students should there be any potential harm. Even if the harm is minor, an e-mail will be sent to all students, informing them of the situation and also how to take precautions to ensure safety. It is also important for students to program their cell phone numbers into the University's system so that if there is a threat on campus, they'll receive text message notification and instruction.

The Office of Safety and Security on campus has cars patrolling the campus and surrounding residential areas 24 hours a day. This means there is also always a dispatcher available to reach by telephone. Because of the lack of suspicious activity, Safety and Security officers are more likely to give students a parking ticket than have a real opportunity to protect them from any real danger. They offer other great services, though. For example, students can call for a ride if they are uncomfortable walking across campus in the dark or if it is very late. This service is also very handy if you should become injured and have to use crutches because they will gladly drive you from class to class and rescue you from having to navigate the hilly terrain.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 0
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 5
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 0
  • Vehicle Theft: 1
Security Office
Office of Safety & Security
3307 Third Ave. W, Suite 117
(206) 281-2911 emergency; (206) 281-2922 non-emergency
www.spu.edu/depts/security
Safety Services
  • Crime log
  • Emergency and Crisis Management Plan
  • Emergency telephones/call boxes
  • Fingerprinting
  • Free self-defense classes
  • Safety escort service
  • SPU Alert: Mass Emergency Notification System
  • Your Right to Know report
Health Center
Seattle Pacific University Health Center
Watson Hall, first floor/353 W. Bertona
(206) 281-2231 (appointment desk)
www.spu.edu/depts/healthservices
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Health Services
  • Acute illnesses (colds, flu, headaches, urinary tract infections)
  • Allergy shots (students provide serum)
  • Chronic problems (diabetes, asthma)
  • Colorblind testing
  • Drug and alcohol support (smoking cessation)
  • Free equipment rentals (crutches, vaporizers)
  • General physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Injuries (cuts, burns)
  • Lab services
  • Mental health
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Premarital consultations
  • Referrals
  • Refill prescriptions
  • Suture removal
  • Travel consultations
  • Wellness materials
  • Women's annual exams (pap smears)
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 37 responses

  • 32% None
  • 14% Non-students on campus
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 12% Walking alone
  • 9% Unlit pathways
  • 5% Criminal activity near campus
  • 4% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 4% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 2% Dorm safety
  • 2% Drugs
  • 2% Excessive drinking
  • 0% Gang violence
  • 0% Lack of safety escort services
  • 0% Violence among students

How would you rate the quality and convenience of the student health center?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 8% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 28% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 58% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 8% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 54% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 32% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 32% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 65% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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