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Campus Security

Southern College of Optometry takes pride in its well-maintained, attractive, safe campus.

Welcome to the webpage of the Southern College of Optometry Security Department. Our mission is to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus through a risk-based, layered security approach that includes physical security measures, student and staff education, and other safety services. SCO’s Security Department aims to provide security, good customer service, and a commitment to serving the campus population.

The college maintains a 24-hour security operation staffed by trained security officers. The SCO Security Department can be reached at (901) 722-3306/3307 or cell: (901) 212-0772.

Throughout the campus, SCO utilizes card-accessed doors and prominent surveillance cameras located strategically across the campus as well as various parking lots. The cameras are programmed to record 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It is very important for all members of the college community to report any unsafe or dangerous situation to the Campus Security Department.

Contact Information

(901) 722-3306
(901) 722-3312

Security Cell:
(901) 212-0772


SCO’s campus consistently ranks among the safest optometry school campuses in the country:

  • Tennessee Crime Statistics - Crime on Campus (Click Here)

  • Federal Clery Act - 2022 Annual Security Report (Click Here)

  • Daily Crime Log (Click Here


Safety Data Sheets may be found via the link below for contract personnel and vendors who visit campus:

Safety Data Sheets - (Click Here)