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Safety and Security

Campus Safety

Campus Safety and Security is the responsibility of Security staff which provides a seven day patrol of the campus, including parking lots, campus housing, athletic facilities and surrounding campus properties. The SVC Security staff keeps a close working relationship with the local Mount Vernon Police Department, at the Mount Vernon Campus and the Oak Harbor Police Department on the Oak Harbor Campus. The Security Office can be reach by calling: Mount Vernon Campus, 360.416.7777; Whidbey Island Campus, 360.770.5393. For more information visit the Safety & Security webpage.

Sex Offenders on Campus

Our open enrollment policy makes it likely that, at any given time, there are convicted sex offenders taking classes on campus.  By law, sex offenders are required to notify law enforcement and/or the college of their intention to register at the college.  When we receive this information, we notify faculty, staff, and students who are likely to have contact with the offender according to the offender's assigned level-their likelihood of re-offending.  In some cases, administrators will enter a classroom and announce when an offender is attending a particular class.  We expect that the students in each class will adjust their study habits and out of class interactions according to the information they receive.  Please be aware that parents will not be notified of these announcements.  If you or your student would like to know if there are level 2 or level 3 sex offenders on campus and who they are, you may inquire at the security office on campus. For more information and incident report statistics visit the Safety & Security webpage.