Security at SWU is a community effort which means that each person must take an active part in reporting criminal actions, emergencies or unsafe conditions.
The Southern Wesleyan University Campus Security and Crime Awareness brochure is updated annually and distributed to all employees, prospective students and employees, and anyone who requests such information. Near the end of each semester, students are reminded to secure textbooks more than usual because of the higher likelihood of textbook theft. Sometimes security problems warrant special memos to appropriate personnel or campus discussion in chapels, residence hall meetings or open forums.
Because of Southern Wesleyan's commitment to the Christian lifestyle, respect, protection and compassion toward all men and women is emphasized in academic and extracurricular experiences throughout the year.
Security concerns are included in discussions during orientation, dorm meetings and assemblies. Special seminars are offered by student life, residence hall and health services personnel on security issues considered most relevant to students. Individual counseling is available for victims of violence, abuse or other breaches of safety. Each supervisor is responsible for including relevant security information in each employee's orientation session.
Security procedures and emergency telephone numbers are highlighted periodically in the campus communications.