Behavior, Environment, and Physical Safety
Campus Security Numbers
Students should use the same caution they would use in any public place in taking care of their personal safety and personal belongings.
- Call 911 for serious emergencies.
- Central 206.934.5442
- North 206.934.3636
- South 206.934.5157
Safety and Security
Students are obligated to respect the rights of others and to refrain from any actions endangering the health, safety, and welfare or property of others. Students are expected to comply with the policies, procedures, and regulations approved by the board of trustees and the Washington state and federal regulations.
Campus Crime Data
Statistics on criminal incidents, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, are available on the Reports and Statistics page of our Safety and Security website. Additionally, similar data from the last three years, along with general information, can be found for any college or university at ope.ed.gov/Security, provided as an informational service of the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education.
Accidents, Personal Safety, and Reports
Our students’ well-being and safety are of utmost importance. It is vital that everyone follow strict safety procedures recommended in all classes, particularly career and technical education classes. In the event of an on-campus accident or injury, students and faculty should report the accident to the Security Office so the injury can be addressed and an accident report completed.
Do not hesitate to immediately call 911 for serious injuries.
Instructors must be notified if the accident occurs during class.
Alcohol and Drugs
Alcohol and drugs are prohibited. The district prohibits the abuse of alcohol and the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, and use of illicit drugs. This policy applies to all employees and students of the Seattle Colleges while they are on district property or while they are conducting college business, regardless of location. To provide a healthy, safe, and secure working and learning environment, each employee and student of Seattle Colleges is expected to be in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform assigned duties and fully participate in the learning process. Refer to Seattle College District Policy 249 (“Drug-Free Workplace”).
Resources for students and employees who need assistance with substance abuse problems are outlined in a brochure available on each campus and in the two printable PDFs below:
The possession of firearms on campus is not allowed. Refer to Seattle College District Policy 248 ("Weapons on Campus").
Workplace Violence/Hostile Work Environment
Workplace violence or a hostile work environment will not be tolerated at the Seattle Colleges. Refer to Seattle College District Policy 451 ("Workplace Violence/Hostile Work Environment").
Seattle Colleges is committed to providing a working and educational environment that is free from sexual harassment of any kind. It is not tolerated at any district institution. All employees and students have the right to a working and educational environment free from sexual harassment. This institution defines sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Employees and students are encouraged to report their concerns or complaints about sexual harassment. Retaliation against any individual for making a complaint about or cooperating in a sexual harassment is not permitted. Student complaints regarding sexual harassment shall be processed in accordance with district policy and procedure. Refer to Seattle College District Policy 419 ("Discrimination and Harassment").
Smoking is prohibited indoors and within 25 feet of the entrance to any public building, per Washington state law.
State motor vehicle laws and the Seattle traffic code apply to campus traffic. Campus speed limit is 15 mph unless otherwise posted.
Disciplinary action will be taken against students who violate standards of conduct established by the district. If informal procedures do not resolve the issue, formal committee proceedings may be initiated. Refer to Students' Rights and Rules.