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 security staff also helps manage on-campus traffic, car parks and parking lots. 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 access points of the shuttle area, carparks/parking lots, and dormitories. The staff keeps a record of all access details to ensure the safety of stakeholders night and day.
The Security Center is located on Floor 6, AB1 (Faculty of Engineering). 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 Campus ID cards onto the card readers and pass through the turnstiles in order to access the campus premises, regardless whether they have arrived by shuttle or private car.
The security staff checks ID cards and parking permits before granting access for the on-campus car parks to OzU students, staff, and faculty, as well as to the staff of on-campus businesses or subcontractors. In addition, the trunks of vehicles are also checked for security purposes.
In response to the demand of our students and their parents, please be advised that 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 campus ID cards are issued by the Security Unit, including those of students, staff, and faculty as well as the staff of on-campus businesses and subcontractors.
Lost, damaged, or faulty cards are replaced at the Security Center located in G23, Floor -2, the Faculty of Engineering 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 who are expecting guests must meet their guests at the security point in order for their guest to be granted access to the campus. The security staff will then collect the guest’s identity card, and record the guest’s name in the register, after which time the guest will be granted access to the campus premises. 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.
In the case of wrong parking or speeding, students are notified, and the penalty points are applied to their parking permits.
The Security Unit checks all classrooms and offices are checked at the end of the day, after the end of classes or working hours.
Some designated classrooms are kept open to provide students with additional study space during exam periods based on demand.
Any on-campus emergencies can be reported, using the emergency phones in the dormitories and campus buildings, or calling the Security Center at 0216 564 9911. The security staff will immediately respond to all emergencies reported as such by our stakeholders.
The necessary support is provided to our disabled or pregnant stakeholders to help them use the disabled parking spaces in the carparks. In order to be eligible for a disabled parking space, stakeholders must first obtain a health report from the University’s health center to verify their condition.
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 normal campus activities during the adverse weather conditions.
The Security Unit supports communication with public bodies.
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.
The Security Unit identifies any on-campus issues and problems, and reports them to the respective units.
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).