Safety and Security
The safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors is a Phillips Theological Seminary priority. The seminary's campus security works with other departments within the seminary to maintain a safe and secure environment. This campus community shares the same concerns and problems as local communities. To deter crime and keep the Phillips campus safe, students, faculty, and staff must be aware of persons to contact in an emergency, campus support service, and crime prevention methods.
The seminary employs a full-time and part-time security personnel. The seminary's campus security has an excellent relationship with city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in its jurisdiction. Campus security officers are responsible for crime reports, emergencies, and other incidents which require police assistance.
Investigations and Crime Prevention
The Campus Security secures vast measures in reducing crime within the Phillips campus community. Listed below are some of the steps we take to keep students, faculty, and staff safe.
- Evening campus patrol, including parking lots.
- Escort service to parked vehicles.
- Parking lot patrol.
- Crime prevention seminars for students, faculty, and staff.
- Crime prevention tips regularly in “Phillips Connecting Community” and on campus monitors.
- Daily reports submitted to Vice President of Finance and Administration.
- Special alerts and timely notices.
- Periodic inspection of grounds, lighting, and other environmental concerns.
- Crime log available for public viewing during regular business hours.
Campus security works with Students Services and Campus Security Committee to provide safety seminars/training throughout the year. Recent training includes:
Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence: Title IX, VAWA and Clery Act for Christian Institution Faculty, Staff, and Students
In the event a crime is reported on campus, the campus security responds immediately. All reported crimes are investigated. Follow-up investigations are conducted and other law enforcement agencies are involved as necessary. Offenders are dealt with swiftly and firmly through the county court system, the City of Tulsa and Phillips when appropriate.
Any student, faculty or staff member who sees or experiences a crime or other emergencies in the Phillips community should report immediately to the Campus Security. Phone numbers are displayed on the doors within the campus. The Vice President of Finance and Administration can also assist with contacting the campus security. Victim support services are available, and campus security works with the local police to ensure timely notice is provided to students regarding crimes reported to either police or campus security authorities and considered to represent a threat to others.