Safety - Polytechnic

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Barrett’s Polytechnic campus provides a safe environment for our students, and as such security procedures are in place at each residence community. The residential college is located in close proximity to ASU PD, staff are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies, and security procedures are in place to ensure that we are fostering a safe and secure environment for our students. You can find more information about safety and security within Barrett as well as the larger ASU community below.

Emergency Contacts

  • ASU Police (Polytechnic): 911 (Emergency) or 480-727-3456 (Non-Emergency)
  • Counseling Services: 480-727-1255 (during business hours) - walk-ins to speak with a counselor during business hours are available at all four campuses, no appointment necessary
  • EMPACT 24 hour Suicide and Crisis Line: 480-921-1006

Campus Safety Information

  • Safety: For information about how you can stay safe on and off campus, click here. This page includes information about the ASU Emergency Alert System, Safety Escort Service, public transportation, and a variety of other information about safety. 
  • Campus Statistics and Alerts: Colleges and universities are required to report annual crime statistics. For campus crime statistics and alerts, click here.
  • Sexual Violence Awareness and Response: In a community of care, it is important that all students are aware of what to do in the event an incident of sexual violence occurs.  For more information about sexual violence awareness and response at ASU, click here.
  • ASU Alert: You can register for ASU's Alert and Advisory System to receive text and e-mail alerts here.
  • Safety Escort Service: Safety escorts are provided by ASU Police Aides, 24 hours a day. For the Polytechnic campus, please contact ASU Police at 480-727-3456.

Some of our safety procedures include the following:

  • Century Residential Hall has 24/7 front desk assistants, who are there to assist students with lock out keys, respond to questions, and notify on-call staff in the event of an emergency.
  • A valid Sun Card is required for residents to enter Century Hall during non-business hours, and to gain access to the floor elevators.
  • Century Hall requires residents to meet their visitors at the front desk area, check them in, and escort them throughout the building at all times. Courtesy phones are available for guests to make on-campus calls. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guest(s).
  • Upperclass students, known as Community Mentors, are selected to live within the freshmen community and are on-call every evening. In addition, they provide programming, open door hours, and other support. They also perform walks throughout each building to check exits, emergency lights, common areas, hallways and assist with emergency/crisis situations, notifying and working directly with professional housing staff.
  • Community Mentors within South Desert Village provide similar support, as well as tailored programming designed to engage students living within the shared houses.
  • On-site Community Directors, as a part of Professional Housing Staff, serve as leaders for Community Mentors and immediate resources in emergency/crisis situations.
    • Century Hall staff can be reached by contacting the front desk at (480) 727-5960 and South Desert Village can be reached during normal business hours by calling (480) 727-1700
    • The Community Director for Century Hall, Kandance Irvine, can be reached at
    • The Community Director for South Desert Village, Rebecca Folk, can be reached at