Reporting Suspicious Activity

Steps to follow if you see suspicious activity or persons

If you see any suspicious activity or person(s) on or near the university campus, it is your responsibility to call the SGU Security Department at 878-5392, or 9-1-1 for emergencies.
Do not assume what you see is an innocent activity, or that another individual has already called law enforcement. Do not worry about being embarrassed; rather, think about what could happen if you do not act.

Suspicious persons may include

  • Person(s) loitering about at unusual hours and locations
  • Person(s) running, especially if the person is carrying something of value
  • Person(s) exhibiting unusual mental or physical symptoms. Person(s) could be under the influence of drugs or needing medical or psychiatric assistance
  • Person(s) carrying property that might be suspicious, depending on the circumstances
  • Person(s) going from room to room trying door knobs
  • Person(s) going from door to door trying to gain access into a building

Other unusual situations

  • Open or broken doors or windows
  • Unusual noises or anything suggestive of foul play, danger or illegal activity
  • Person(s) sitting in parked vehicles for an extended period of time
  • Vehicles driving slowly in a parking lot or parking garage at night
  • Any person(s) not affiliated with the University community

Do not assume the person(s) may be a visitor(s) or University staff that you have not seen before. Call SGU Security immediately.

Steps to follow to ensure the safety of your bicycle

  • Register your bicycle with the Security Department and participate in Operation Identification. Engrave your student identification number on your bicycle and keep a record of the serial number.
  • Lock your bicycle.
  • Use a high quality "U" bolt lock and/or a quality chain or cable and lock. Place the chain, cable or lock through both wheels, the frame and around the secure object. Take the front wheel and/or seat with you, if removable.
  • Always lock your bicycle when not in your physical control.
  • If your bicycle is stolen, contact SGU Security immediately.

Juvenile Curfew

In order to better provide for public safety on the SGU campus, a juvenile curfew is hereby imposed. Generally, persons under 18 years of age are disallowed to roam, loiter, bicycle, skateboard, rollerblade or otherwise linger on campus between the hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Exceptions

  • SGU students or staff
  • Juveniles escorted by parents or adult guardian
  • Juveniles escorted by students, faculty or staff
  • Juvenile residents of University Apartments en route between apartments, automobiles to apartments or while performing a task directed by a parent or guardian

Sanctions

  • First Offense - Apprehension, informed of the curfew, issued a criminal trespass warning and released to their parent or guardian;
  • Second Offense - Apprehension, arrest for violation of trespassing as defined in Oklahoma Statutes Title 21, Section 1376. This applies to non-university residents.