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Department of Public Safety

Security and Access Control

It is the policy of Oklahoma State University to lock the doors of buildings which are not in use. However, when working or studying in buildings after normal working hours, it is suggested that individual offices be locked, based upon an assumption that unrestricted access to the building is possible.

At the department's request, some buildings on campus are rarely locked since students study and work on projects during various hours of the day and night. Again, individual offices should be locked by the user on a presumption the building is accessible.

Residence halls have open access between the hours of 6 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. During non-open access hours, all residence hall doors are locked except the front desk entrance. Individual rooms should be locked at all times to ensure safety and outside doors should never be propped open.