To reach Campus Security call 541.297.4200
Or you may use one of the black emergency phones located in many of the college buildings.
This information is distributed to all students, employees, and any applicant for enrollment/employment on request.
All community members, students, faculty, staff and crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report crimes and campus safety related incidents occurring on property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by SWOCC to Southwestern Campus Security and the appropriate local law enforcement agency depending on where the crime/incident occurs. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics. To report an emergency, you may contact Campus Security at 541.297.4200 or use one of the black emergency phones located in buildings throughout campus, which will connect you to Campus Security directly. At least one Campus Security Officer is on campus 7 days a week, 24 hours per day. After receiving your call, Campus Security will take the necessary action required to respond to the specific situation such as calling police, fire, or ambulance. All information of criminal actions will be forwarded to Coos Bay, Brookings, or any other appropriate local Police Department depending on the location of the crime. For emergencies, Coos Bay or Brookings Police may be reached at 9-1-1.
To report a non-emergency security or public safety related matter, call Campus Security at 541.297.4200 or Coos Bay Police at 541.269.8911. Brookings Police may be reached at 541.469.3118 for non-emergencies.
If a sex offense occurs (including rape, acquaintance rape, and forcible/non-forcible offenses) the victim shall immediately report the offense to the Director of Campus Security, or a Campus Security Officer. College employees are required to notify these authorities of sex offenses. It is imperative that evidence be preserved for prosecution of criminal offenses. Information about procedures for preservation of evidence are available from Campus Security, Coos Bay Police Department, Bay Area Hospital, Women’s Crisis Service, and the Coos County District Attorney’s office.
If an offense occurs, services available for victims include counseling (Southwestern counselors and community professionals) and Women’s Crisis Service in North Bend. The College will provide assistance in changing a victim’s academic, living (if victim lives in Student Housing), transportation, and working situations, if requested by the victim and if accommodations are reasonably available. Options could include enrollment in a different section of a class, withdrawal without penalty, or other reasonable accommodations.
In cases of alleged sexual offenses, both accuser and accused are entitled to have others present during any disciplinary proceeding. Both accuser and accused will be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sexual assault. Sanctions the institution may impose following a final determination of any institutional disciplinary proceeding regarding rape, acquaintance rape, and forcible and non-forcible sex offenses are detailed in the Student Conduct Code and Work Standard.
For the purpose of campus security policies, some types of criminal actions occurring on campus property will be investigated by the College’s Campus Security Department and the Coos Bay Police department jointly, including sex offenses. The College collects and discloses all information in accordance with federal law.
In addition to the annual statistical disclosure, the College makes timely reports to the campus community on crimes reported to the Campus Security Department, the Office of Administrative Services, and local law/police agencies that are considered to be a threat to other students and employees. This is done to aid in the prevention of similar crimes. To report a crime, contact campus Campus Security at 541.297.4200 or complete a College Incident Report.
Incident Report forms are available from the offices of Campus Security, Facilities Services, and Administrative Services, or Student Housing.
Campus Security (24 hrs) 541.297.4200;
Administrative Services 541.888.7206;
Facilities Services 541.888.7250
Campus facilities generally will be open when classes are in session. Offices, support spaces, and some instructional spaces may be locked to protect College property and individuals from injury. Facilities will be locked when classes are not in session.
Keys or access control cards will be issued to College staff or students with a continuing need to enter specific locations. Key request forms will be signed by the Vice President of Administrative Services prior to keys being issued.
Keys and access control cards shall not be issued for community use of facilities or for student use without the approval of a College representative. Community use will be scheduled and Campus Security shall provide access on a prearranged schedule.
Emergency access to campus facilities is available from the Facilities Services/Campus Security offices, 541.888.7250. After 5 p.m. and on weekends dial 541.297.4200.
Southwestern Oregon Community College's annual Annual Security/Fire Safety Report (Clery) is now available. This security report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the Coos Bay and Brookings campuses. The security report addresses the college's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus and property owned or controlled by the college and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Statistics are tabulated from information compiled by the Campus Security Office and information received from state and local law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction in areas where the college has a presence. For a hard copy of the report, please contact Administrative Services at 541.888.7206.
Students and employees will be informed about:
- Campus Security Procedures and Practices,
- Crime Awareness and Prevention,
- Rape Awareness and Prevention, annually by means of the college web site, informational brochures, posters, student handbooks, employee handbooks, student orientations and/or in-service programs.
Southwestern Oregon Community College's annual Annual Security/Fire Safety Report (Clery) is now available. This security report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the Coos Bay and Brookings campuses. The security report addresses the college's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus and property owned or controlled by the college and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Statistics are tabulated from information compiled by the Campus Security Office and information received from state and local law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction in areas where the college has a presence. For a hard copy of the report, please contact Administrative Services at 541.888.7206.
Campus Security Report - Jeanne Clery Act
The "Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (formerly the Campus Security Act) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information, including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding area. As a current or prospective Southwestern student or employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information. You may review this information by accessing the federal government web site (enter "Southwestern Oregon Community College " in the search field) or on the Southwestern web site. You may also obtain a hard copy of this information upon request by contacting the Campus Security at 541.888.7399.