The Security Unit was established pursuant to the Law No:5188 on Private Security Services. The unit reports to the Health & Safety and Environment (HSE) Department. The Security Unit is responsible for ensuring the safety of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. To this end, the Security Unit takes all the necessary preventive measures, and checks all access points at the University in order to maintain peace and order on-campus. The unit also helps manage on-campus traffic, and parking facilities. The Security Unit works 24/7 in three shifts.
In case of an emergency, you may contact our Security Unit 24/7 at 0 216 564 99 11.
Furthermore, you may contact our Security Center at 0216 564 91 55 for all safety issues.
Our 24/7 security staff is positioned at the shuttle area and at the entrances of our parking facilities and dormitories. Staff keeps a record of all access details to ensure the safety of all our stakeholders night and day.
The Security Center is located on Floor G, in the AB1 (Faculty of Engineering) building. The Security Center monitors all campus via surveillance cameras 24/7 to quickly respond to all emergencies and safety issues.
The security staff makes sure that all stakeholders place their University ID cards onto the card reader and pass through the turnstiles in order to access the campus and dormitory premises.
The security staff checks University ID cards, parking permits, and trunks before granting access for the on-campus parking facilities to OzU students, staff, and faculty.
In response to the demand of our stakeholders and parents, bringing pets or stray animals to campus or letting them in is not not allowed as it may pose risks.
Stakeholders who breach security policies are reported, and are subject to appropriate procedures and criminal proceedings as per the security directives.
All University ID cards are issued with appropriate access privileges by the Security Unit, including those of students, staff, and faculty as well as the employees of on-campus businesses and suppliers.
Lost, damaged, or faulty cards are replaced at the Security Center located in G23, in the AB1 building. However, in order to have a lost, damaged, or faculty card replaced, the card holder must first open a ticket via SIS and request a replacement card, before visiting the Security Center.
Students must pick their guests up at the security point. Guests are granted access to campus after the security staff collects their identity card, and records their name in the register.A host assumes full responsibility for his or her guest’s actions.
The security staff confirms the arrival of a guest with the respective faculty/staff member before granting access. Once the confirmation is granted, the security staff registers the guest’s identification details, and provides the necessary information and guidance.
Parking permits are issued after the HSE Department completes the necessary procedures. Parking permits can be collected by the owners only.
As per campus traffic rules, in the event of wrong parking, speeding, or driving in the opposite direction, drivers are notified via email, and the penalty points are applied to their parking permits.
After the working hours and upon the completion of classes for the day, the Security staff checks all classrooms, offices, and other spaces.
Some designated classrooms are kept open to provide students with additional study space during exam periods. Upon request, new classrooms may also be unlocked upon additional demand.
OzU members may report any on-campus emergency they may witness, using the emergency phones in the campus buildings and dormitories, or calling the Security Center at 0216 564 9911. The Security staff will immediately respond to all emergencies reported as such by our stakeholders.
People with disabilities, pregnant ladies, or people with special needs are referred to the University’s Health Center to have their current health certificates approved so as to provide them with the necessary support, upon verification of their conditions, to use the disabled parking spaces in the on-campus parking facilities.
The security staff ensures proper traffic circulation across the campus and in the on-campus carparks.
The Security Unit provides first-degree support to maintain normalcampus activities during the adverse weather conditions.
The Security Unit supports communication with law enforcement agencies.
Lost and found items are kept by the Security staff, and are returned to their owners. The Security unit notifies the owners of their lost and found items via e-mail, provided that the identity of the owners is available.
The Security Unit identifies any on-campus issues, and reports them to the respective units to take the necessary actions.
The Security Units provides support for on-campus seminars and meetings.
The Security Unit also provides the necessary support to our stakeholders for all on-campus and off-campus incidents (i.e. accidents, fights).