Safety & Security

Cooperation and involvement of all members of the seminary community in our campus safety and security program is absolutely necessary. At the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, we sincerely believe that “Security Begins With You”. The students and staff must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and security by taking simple common sense precautions.

The following link contains basic safety and security tips for keeping everyone safe on campus.

Deadly Weapons Policy

For purposes of this policy, “deadly weapon” means:

  • A weapon of mass destruction as defined in KRS 500.080(18);
  • Any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or other serious physical injury, may be discharged;
  • Any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or hunting knife;
  • Billy, nightstick, or club;
  • Blackjack or slapjack;
  • Nunchaku karate sticks;
  • Shuriken or death star; or,
  • Artificial knuckles made from metal, plastic, or other similar hard material.

In accordance with KRS 237.115, it is the policy of Southern Seminary that possession of deadly weapons, with the exception of law enforcement officers acting within their official duties, is prohibited on seminary owned property. This includes residential apartments and houses as well as all dormitories and other buildings. Possession of a concealed deadly weapons permit does not negate this prohibition.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Drone – Model Aircraft Policy

This policy establishes an approval process and procedures to ensure safe and responsible operation of any unmanned aircraft system (“UAS”) or Model Aircraft on all owned, operated, or controlled property of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (“SBTS”) and Boyce College (“Boyce”), and off campus in the U.S. national airspace system.

Bicycle Enforcement

Campus Police does not register bicycles, however, there are rules and regulations that apply to all bicycles that are parked on the Southern and Boyce Campus.

  • All bicycles must be parked in designated bicycle racks or approved parking areas.
  • Bicycles found not in designated racks or approved parking areas will be subject to impound.
  • Campus Police Officers are authorized to cut locks and chains on bicycles parked in undesignated areas.
  • Campus Police will hold all impounded bicycles for a minimum of 30 days.
  • Bicycle owners seeking to claim a bicycle must provide a Shield Card or a valid government issued ID as well as a description of the bicycle, to include where the bicycle was located at the time of impound.
  • Bicycles found to be in disrepair or in an inoperable condition, regardless of location, will be tagged with a 72 hour notice. If Campus Police Officers find the bicycle to still be in an inoperable condition after a 72 hour period, the bicycle will be subject to impound.
  • On campus residents must register their bicycle with Student Life/Housing (Boyce) or Housing (SBTS).

All bicycles which have been in impound for more than 30 days will be considered abandoned property.  Campus Police has partnered with Northeast Christian Church and the Trikes for Tikes program to donate all abandoned bicycles. Anyone wishing to contact the Trikes for Tikes program can reach them at (502) 295-5351, (502) 767-3855, or online at

Click on the button below to view all bicycle racks and designated parking areas on our campus.

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