safety and security
Keeping Campus Safe
Creating a secure campus environment is of prime importance to everyone at Hope. For this reason, we make the Hope International University Campus Safety Department accessible to answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The university provides trained, professional security officers to our campus community.Hope believes campus security should involve more than responsiveness in emergency situations. It means also maintaining an environment that discourages crime by operating 24-hour foot patrol of campus, enforcing parking regulations, offering escort services between locations after dark and regulating access to university property.
Students who feel secure are better able to focus full attention to their studies and faith formation. Our goal is to offer this kind of safe environment for our students.
Click here to view the Campus Safety and Security report.
Campus Safety and VFS Fire Protection Services provide the university with emergency alarm services. Alarms are maintained by VFS Fire Protection Services and by the Telecommunications Department. Campus Safety responds to all campus emergency alarms.
Campus Safety may be reached by dialing extension 7333 from a campus telephone or by calling (714) 681-7333 from any telephone. Emergency telephones are located in the student parking lots and outside of the Campus Security office. Telephone contact is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Lost and Found
The Campus Safety Department stores items that have been found on campus. Missing items may be reclaimed by calling the Campus Safety office at extension 7333 or by calling (714) 681-7333.
All university members and their guests are expected to abide by the guidelines outlined below. Vehicles in violation are subject to towing and storage at the owner's expense. Compliance is critical to meeting the parking needs of the university community and its guests.
The Titan Lot entrance is located at the south end of Titan Drive, off Nutwood Avenue, and adjacent to the Lawson-Fulton Student Center. This lot is ONLY for vehicles displaying a staff parking permit OR for legitimate visitors parking in spots designated for visitor one hour parking. Visitor parking may be extended by the hosting department securing a temporary permit from Campus Safety. This parking lot is available on a first come, first serve basis. Vehicles without a valid university permit displayed will be towed and stored at the owner's expense.
The Omega Lot entrance is located at the southwest end of Titan Drive, off Nutwood Avenue, and adjacent to the Omega Residence Hall. This lot is ONLY for vehicles displaying a student parking permit OR for residential staff in assigned spaces. This parking lot is available on a first come, first serve basis. Vehicles without a valid university permit displayed OR visitors parked exceeding the posted one hour without a temporary permit extension will be towed and stored at the owner's expense.
The Auditorium Lot entrance is adjacent to the Pacific Auditorium of Commonwealth, and is ONLY for vehicles displaying a legitimate disabled driver permit OR for visitors in one hour parking as posted.
The Main Lot entrance is adjacent to the East Wing of the Nutwood Complex, off Commonwealth. This lot is available to all vehicles displaying a university parking permit. Overflow parking is available in the Terraces Parking Lot ONLY after the Main Lot is full. Vehicles without a valid university permit displayed will be towed and stored at the owner's expense.
The Service Road is located behind the Lawson-Fulton Student Center and provides no vehicle parking or access to the Main Lot. Vehicles parked along the service road will be towed and stored at the owner's expense.
Assigned parking has been posted for motorcycles immediately inside the gate to the Main Lot.
ANY vehicle parked illegally in a disabled driver parking space, blocking a vehicle pathway, or parked in a no-parking "red zone" WILL be towed and stored at the owner's expense. State law governs these violations.
ANY vehicle parked in violation of University policies and procedures MAY be issued a citation in lieu of towing. Additional university action may be taken, including (but not limited to) towing or revocation of parking privileges.