Southeastern is one of the safest campuses in the region, but we don't stop there. We have taken significant steps to ensure that our campus remains a safe place to live and learn. In addition to the many security measures already in place, we encourage daily personal safety among students, faculty, staff and visitors while on campus.
Southeastern uses an emergency alert messaging system to notify students, faculty, staff and preset relatives/friends in the case of an emergency. All student, faculty and staff email accounts are preregistered with the system, but you must sign up to receive emergency alert text messages and voice calls on your cell phone. Sign up now.
Note: Text messages will be sent only in true emergencies and occasionally to test the system. You will not receive notices about registration, athletics or other events through this system.
Southeastern.edu/safecampusapp is free and can be downloaded on any smart phone or device. The app can direct dial the University Police Department from its home screen and from links embedded throughout its sections. Among the areas addressed on the app are suggested steps to take in the case of an active shooter or stabbing on campus, bomb threat, fire or explosion or intruder/mental health emergency. The app also addresses procedures to be taken for a lockdown, shelter in place, evacuation, physical injury, sexual assault, weapons on campus and weather emergencies.
Southeastern maintains more than 40 code-blue emergency phones located throughout the campus. Anyone can use the phones to instantly contact University Police with the push of a button. The code-blue phones' flashing blue lights activate during emergency situations impacting the campus.
In the event of an emergency, the university telephone system will send emergency voice messages to digital telephones located in each building. The emergency message activates a "telephone tree," in which trained faculty and staff will share the information with others in their respective buildings.
Emergency alerts and updates will be posted on the home page of Southeastern's website. This is the most reliable place to check to determine whether the campus will be closed for any emergency, including weather-related closures.
A public address system with speakers strategically located across the main campus can be used to broadcast sirens or voice alerts. The system is loud enough to be heard throughout campus by individuals who are outdoors. If you hear the siren or horn, this means there is an emergency or serious incident occurring on campus.
University Police maintains an extensive network of strategically placed security cameras located throughout the campus in parking areas and in buildings, including residential housing.
Fire alarm systems in buildings on campus are networked to ensure that University Police is alerted when the system is activated, allowing police and fire personnel to respond immediately.