2016-2017 Catalog

Security Policy

Student safety is of utmost importance at Strayer University and we all must work together to maintain a safe and secure workplace. Students should maintain awareness of campus safety, and immediately report issues and circumstances that may reduce safety and security for our students.

Any person in immediate danger due to crime or emergency should contact local police or fire immediately by dialing 9-1-1.  When the emergency has subsided, the incident should be reported as soon as possible to the Campus Director, Campus Dean or Associate Campus Dean, or a professor, or Security Guard of the campus where the incident occurred.

For non-emergency situations, any person who is a victim, witness, or has knowledge of any criminal activity or other emergency on campus should report it immediately to the Campus Director, Campus Dean or Associate Campus Dean, or a professor of the campus where the incident occurred or to security personnel, if available.

Persons reporting possible crimes, other emergencies, or violations of the Student Code of Conduct may be asked to complete witness statements, which may be distributed to other appropriate University officials as the situation warrants.

Acts of aggression or violence by a student towards other students, staff, and/or faculty will not be tolerated.  If a professor or staff member believes that a student is being disruptive, acting inappropriately or poses any threat to a classroom or campus, the professor or staff member may request the student leave the classroom and/or the campus. This may include threats to the health or general welfare of the campus community.

Violations of the law and/or the Student Code of Conduct by a student may be referred to outside law enforcement agencies and/or, when appropriate, to Student Affairs for disciplinary action.  When a potentially dangerous threat to the Strayer community arises, reports or warnings may be issued through e-mail or text communications, the posting of flyers at campuses, in-class announcements, or other appropriate means.

No later than October 1st of each year, Strayer University will distribute an Annual Campus Security Report to all students, staff and faculty. This report contains additional information on campus security regulations, recommended personal safety practices, campus crime reporting guidelines, and campus crime statistics for the most recent three-year period. The report is distributed via e-mail, which includes a link to the University’s website at https://mystrayer-prf.strayer.edu/campus-library/campus-safety.  Hard copies are available upon request in the Office of Student Affairs.

Strayer, in its discretion, may install security cameras at a campus in order to provide increased security monitoring. Cameras will be placed in visible locations in publicly accessible areas and will not record audio signals. Viewing of footage recorded by security cameras is restricted to authorized Strayer personnel and outside law enforcement, as needed.

Strayer University security guards play an important role in Strayer campus security operations.  Strayer security guards help students, staff, and faculty with safety and security on our campuses.  Strayer security guards check student and staff identification, patrol the campus and grounds, and help report and document security incidents.  At some campuses, and only when approved by Strayer leadership, Strayer may use armed guards or off-duty police officers working in a uniformed security capacity.  In an emergency, students can request security guards to call 9-1-1 and report incidents to authorities.

Students may not have in their possession or control any type of weapon or firearm on Strayer premises. A student who is a sworn law enforcement officer may carry a weapon only with the prior approval of the Campus Director and Campus Dean or Associate Campus Dean and only if the student shows proof of his/her legitimate law enforcement position by presenting valid law enforcement credentials.

Strayer also has an emergency alert system, StrayerALERT, to provide important information to Strayer’s students, staff, and faculty about emergency situations at a campus or corporate office.  StrayerALERT will use email and text messaging to send short notifications to students, faculty, and staff whose email addresses as well as mobile devices have been registered to receive these messages.

Please login to to the StrayerALERT system by going to https://www.getrave.com/login/strayer and clicking the 'Register Now' button to initiate the registration process.  Please note that to sign-up for StrayerALERT via the registration page, students must use a valid Strayer University email address.  Once logged in to the system, students must provide their mobile number, and select the campus or campuses for which they would like to receive notifications.  For more information regarding Strayer University’s Emergency Management Plan as well as the StrayerALERT system, go to https://icampus.strayer.edu.