Campus Security

Campus Security Mission

The mission of TU Campus Security is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. TU Security strives to achieve this mission through a community-friendly approach that enhances safety through the visibility of security personnel, preventive patrols, 24-hour accessibility, positive conflict resolution, and crime prevention and awareness programs. TU Security collaborates with local law enforcement as necessary.

Department of Campus Security

The Department of Campus Security is located at 3115 East 8th Street. The department has an authorized full-time force of 38 armed security officers and 11 unarmed security officers who are OK-CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training) certified. The department is augmented by the employment of off-duty Tulsa Police Officers who assist with campus patrol and security at large campus sporting and special events.

Officers conduct foot, bicycle and vehicular patrols of the campus and residence halls - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department works closely with the Tulsa Police Department and other federal and state law enforcement agencies to ensure awareness of incidents that may occur on or off campus.

Officers also patrol and maintain a security presence at several non-campus buildings and properties that are owned and controlled by The University of Tulsa. These properties include:

  • West Park Building – 2504 East 4th Place Tulsa, OK
  • North Campus – 2450 East Marshall Street Tulsa, OK
  • Zarrow Center – 124 East Brady Street Tulsa, OK
  • Henneke Building – 1204 South Harvard Avenue Tulsa, OK
  • Gilcrease Museum – 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road Tulsa, OK

The Campus Security Department’s Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with APCO-certified Public Safety Dispatchers and other support personnel, who assist in the safety of our campus community and properties, by monitoring all electronic security systems (fire and intrusion alarms, access control systems, surveillance cameras, emergency phones and radios).

When needed, the Communication Center has the ability to send out emergency notifications to the campus community via text, e-mail, Twitter, social media and video message boards. Our dispatchers have immediate contact with outside emergency service agencies (Police – Fire – Medical) to assist and coordinate their arrival when needed.

Campus Security, which is the primary responder to all campus incidents and emergencies, works closely with local law enforcement agencies, the Office of Human Resources and the dean of students when investigating criminal behavior, violations of university policies and/or violations of the Student Code of Conduct. TU recognizes the need for maintaining confidentiality; as such, victims or witnesses may choose to report on a voluntary and confidential basis to the dean of students, director of housing and residence life, director of campus security, chaplain or any other staff or faculty member of the university.