Do SASP members work every night? Do they always work the same area?
Yes and no. While there are members of SASP working every night, they rotate who works on what night based on members' availability. Every two weeks, SASP members must send in their availability, which the Operations Coordinator uses to create a schedule so that every shift is covered and everyone is given an equal number of hours, but only on days they have volunteered to work.
In the process of scheduling, the Operations Coordinator will also assign SASP members their patrol partner and the area which they will be patrolling. Usually SASP members work a different part of campus each shift. This is especially important for newer SASP members who are still getting to know the campus so that they can gain the knowledge they need to be promoted.
Why would I want to work for SASP?
There are many benefits to working for SASP! Our members work many special events, including concerts and sporting events, which allows them to attend without paying for admission. Sometimes, this includes providing a security detail for celebrities who visit the college; recently we've had Seth Meyers and David Boreanaz from the TV show Bones visit. SASP stands apart from other on-campus jobs in a number of ways; our members take on responsibilities which greatly improve their communication and collaboration skills, and grants them training in First Aid/CPR/AED, suicide prevention, and emergency preparedness. As a student-run organization, members have many opportunities for promotion, which come with responsibilities of leadership (and higher pay!).
When do you hire?
SASP generally hires in the Fall semester, sometimes in the Spring semester when needed. This process usually begins about a month into the semester. To find out when SASP will be hiring next, please contact the Executive Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or look for announcements on Intercom, the Job Database, and on posters around campus.
What is the difference between SASP and RAs?
The main difference between SASP and RAs is that SASP as an organization is part of the Office of Public Safety while RAs are part of the Office of Residential Life. Both SASP and RAs are on duty at night, but RAs concentrate on the residential buildings in their designated community while SASP members patrol all areas of campus. Both have the authority to give referrals and to report more serious crimes to an RD or Public Safety officer. Each position also comes with duties that do not apply to the other organization; for example, SASP members work special events for the public or student body and RAs plan events for their floor or building. There are also discrepancies in the training each position recieves, the organizational structure they work under, and method of payment.
For what violations of the student conduct code can a SASP member actually report me?
SASP members may refer students judicially for certain violations of the Student Conduct Code to include Noise Violations, Underage Possession of Alcohol, Open Containers, Non-compliance, Public Urination, and more. We report other Student Conduct Code violations, acts of vandalism, suspicious circumstances, and crimes to a Public Safety Officer.
Does SASP have the power to arrest me?
No. But SASP members work alongside Public Safety officers who do have the power to make arrests. If a SASP member encounters a situation where they feel it is necessary to call an officer, they may do so, at which point the officer will perform their duties as needed.
Are SASP members trained in CPR?
Yes. SASP members receive several types of training, including First Aid/AED/CPR.
Can I interview SASP for a class project?
SASP may feature as a topic in a class project or film as long as it correlates with the media guidelines of the Office of Public Safety. To request SASP for publicity purposes, please contact the Executive Board at email@example.com or Crystal Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.