Health & Safety

Location
Seattle, WA
Undergrads
3,108
Tuition
$32,067
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I rarely see them and the one time I needed their help they weren't very willing.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Great neighborhood and area in general. Security constantly driving around, but overall general lack of crime/sketchy characters.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Like I said before there are constantly campus police within sight range and they are willing to help with anything.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security vehicles are on constant patrol, and they will sometimes escort you in a vehicle to a certain distance from campus. Students receive quick alerts if needed to be warned about a dangerous person in the area, and their general response time to instances is great.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The medical staff at Seattle Pacific University are great and they give you options for anything that you might need while attending school. Campus Security is also pretty good. As far as I've seen, they are on duty all day and drive around, patrolling the campus.

1 person found this useful Report
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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 35 responses

  • 31% None
  • 15% Non-students on campus
  • 13% Walking alone
  • 11% Theft/robberies
  • 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 35 responses

  • 0% Poor quality, not very convenient.
  • 0% Poor quality, very convenient.
  • 6% Mediocre quality, not very convenient.
  • 9% High quality, not very convenient.
  • 29% Mediocre quality, very convenient.
  • 57% High quality, very convenient.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 3% We have campus police?
  • 3% Not very visible.
  • 9% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 57% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 29% Extremely present and willing to assist students.

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 0% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.
  • 3% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 29% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 69% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
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