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Safety & Security

Our security officers and employees are committed to keeping Southeastern’s campus safe and protecting and serving students, faculty and staff with excellence. Among the tools and systems that the department uses are the following:

  • 24-hour travel-with-a-guard service: Students can call from any place on campus to get a ride to a destination.
  • 24-hour patrol of campus: Security officers patrol and inspect campus areas around the clock. The department uses an electronic system to verify that patrols have been carried out in a thorough manner.
  • Closed-circuit security cameras: Closed-circuit television cameras are strategically located throughout campus and consistently monitored.
  • 24-hour staffing at the main entrance: Students, staff and faculty members, and visitors must check in with a security officer at Southeastern’s main entrance to enter campus after dark.
  • Relationships with local law enforcement agencies: The Lakeland Police Department supports Southeastern’s Safety and Security Department by visiting campus and monitoring the neighborhood surrounding Southeastern. We also have a growing relationship with the Polk County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office.
  • 911 alert system: A computer system immediately notifies the Safety and Security Department when someone makes a 911 call from a landline on campus.
  • Text alert system: Southeastern University sends text messages to all registered cell phones and email accounts to inform students of emergencies and give them instructions to follow. Students may register for text message alerts through our student Intranet, MySEU.

If you have additional questions concerning this or any other safety issues, please contact our campus security office at 863.667.5190 or 863.712.3950.

Learn More

How well do you pay attention to your surroundings? Test yourself with the See-Something-Say-Something Challenge from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as well as the Higher Education Opportunity Act require that all postsecondary institutions compile information regarding certain crimes on campus and specific policies related to campus safety and security. This act also requires this information be provided to all students, all employees and, upon request, all who have applied for admission.

Southeastern University reports crime statistics to the federal registry annually. Click here for the complete 2016 annual fire and safety report, or contact safety and security for more information.

For the 2015 annual security report and annual fire safety report click here.

 

A daily crime and fire log is maintained by the Safety and Security Department and is available for public viewing upon request. The crime log records specific information regarding criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that have occurred on SEU property or on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus and that have been reported to the SEU Safety and Security Department. The daily fire log records specific information regarding any fires that have occurred in an SEU on-campus student housing facility. The logs can be viewed at any time at the Safety and Security Department’s main post, located at the campus entrance on Prima Vista, or Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at security headquarters.

To view the daily crime log, please click here.

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act went into effect October 28, 2002. The law requires our institution to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders, already required to register in a state, to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state where the person is employed, carries on in a vocation, or is a student. The website address for securing the related information is www.fdle.state.fl.us.

Polk County Emergency Management

(Includes various disaster, hurricane and public safety notifications)