Event Security FAQ
Q: Who decides if an event requires security?
A: A committee made of up representatives from the University Events & Conference Services office, Center for Student Involvement and KSU Police Department
Q: What defines a special event?
A: A special event can be any type of function held on campus that is not considered part of the University’s academic mission. Some examples include: concerts, festivals, sporting events, 5K’s, demonstrations, dances, etc.
Q: What criteria are used in evaluating the security needs of an event?
A: There are a number of criteria used in determining the safety and security needs for an event. While not a comprehensive list, some factors include:
- Event Type (festival, concert, sporting event, sales or vending event, political event, large student organization event, speaker, etc.)
- Student organization events where alcohol will be served
- Projected attendance number
- Location of event or venue
- Access level (public event, ticketed event, invite only, etc.)
- Possibility of large amounts of cash being collected at an event
- Health and safety concerns
- Any existing or planned security measures
- Prior history of an event
- Number of University staff that will be present
- Other events taking place on campus
- Effect to normal campus operations and/or impact on the academic mission of the university
Q: If security is required for an event who is responsible for all charges?
A: The organization and/or department will be responsible for all charges.
Q: What types of security will be used?
A: KSU Police Department, Hall Security, Residence Hall Security or a combination of these may be required for an event.
Q: Who is responsible for reserving/contracting security?
A: University Events & Conference Services office