In case of an Emergency
Dialing 911 gives you access to; POLICE, FIRE, MEDICAL AID, RESCUE, & POISON CONTROL
When NOT to call 911:
Never call 911 as a joke.
Never call 911 for information such as road, weather, or traffic conditions.
Never call for information on power outages or directions.
The Seattle Police Department can be reached at
for non-emergency reports.
Student Emergency Information
Specific information is available to all The Seattle School students, informing you of evacuation procedures, safe assembly areas, and what to do in the event of both natural disasters as well as potential acts of violence.
Click here to download the Student Emergency Information (PDF)
safety and security at The Seattle School
The Belltown neighborhood of Seattle is a vibrant, diverse urban neighborhood, and The Seattle School's mission to be an active participant in the city culture makes its Belltown location ideal for this engagement. However, with all the opportunities an urban learning environment brings, there are undoubtedly the harsher realities of crime that are particularly pertinent in any urban area. The Seattle School desires to provide awareness and crime statistics for the safety of The Seattle School students, faculty/staff, and visitors, as well as the protocol of security procedures and general campus safety and crime prevention.
The federal government mandates that every college or institution that provides Title IV Financial Aid to its students must comply with the Clery Act. The Clery Act is the new name for the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, developed in 1990 as a result of the assault and murder of a woman named Jeanne Clery, a student at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania in 1986. As a result of this tragic crime, her parents lobbied to establish standards for crime reports on all college campuses throughout the United States.
what to do
if a crime occurs
Specific crimes that must be reported include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, motor vehicle theft and arson. In addition, hate crimes and arrests and referrals for disciplinary action for illegal weapons possession and violation of drug and liquor laws must also be reported. All criminal acts or other emergencies occurring on the school campus must be properly documented and reported to local authorities, as required by law. If you are a witness to, informed of, or a victim of the aforementioned crimes, get yourself to a safe place then call the police.
The Seattle Police Department
can be reached by dialing
for non-emergency reports.
Definition: The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology "facility" is defined as the physical property of the school, which includes (but is not limited to) the building, library, computers, copiers, storage, chapel, classrooms, lounge, bookstore, and offices. "Official purposes" refers to those activities which promote and fulfill the mission and vision of The Seattle School.
Access to the Building: Students, faculty, and staff may freely access the building during regular business hours. However, after hours access (see seasonal hours prominently posted in the library) to the building is defined as follows:
• prohibited by students, unless within the context of a pre-approved event.
• restricted to "official purposes" by faculty and staff.
• faculty and staff who access the facility after hours must be prepared to and take responsiblity to disarm the security system upon entry, and to re-arm the security system upon departure. Alarm codes will be granted upon the discretion of the Facilities Manager and the CFO.
Consequences of Non-Compliance: The expense to The Seattle School can be anywhere from $85 to $500 each time the building is accessed incorrectly or without previous approval. This includes personnel costs, security company fines, and in worst-case scenarios, police response. Staff and faculty who access the facility after hours but fail to disarm and re-arm the security system properly will have $75 charged to them and $75 charged to their respeective department for a total fine of $150.
Whether student or staff, if you are utilizing the facility for any reasons above and beyond scheduled classes you may need to complete the Internal Facilities Usage Form (PDF) which includes steps related to the Master Calendar, set-up, security, hospitality, and technology/AV needs. The Facilities Manager approves and supervises all related policies and procedures for facility usage compliance.