Public Safety Services

Services Free of Charge


  • Initial Medical Response
  • Personal Escorts On Campus
  • Gain Access To Locked Vehicle
  • Jump Start Your Vehicle
  • Lost and Found
  • Crime Prevention Programs
  • CPR/AED
  • ID Card Issuance
  • Programs on Personal Self-defense (Rape Aggression Defense)
  • Engraving Items For Identification
  • Parking Permits
  • Date Rape Drug Awareness
  • Courtesy and Emergency message delivery

Student Identification Cards


Southwestern students are entitled to an Identification Card. The Identification Card is optional but is required to receive the following services:

  • Library Card/Internet access
  • Open Computer Lab access
  • Discounts at the Bookstore and Food Court(when offered)
  • Declining Balance (offered by the college & ARAMARK for use in the college cafĂ©'s)
  • "Munch Money" program
  • College Activities reduced purchases
  • Free Pass to Athletic events
  • Ridership on:
    • St.Clair County District Transit Authority MetroBus and MetroLink, Madison County Transit Authority Buses
  • Book Buy-back (in the future)

The initial Identification Card is provided free, beginning Summer 2008. Replacement Identification Cards will be made available for a $25.00 replacement fee. The Department of Public Safety at the Belleville (BC) and Sam Wolf Granite City (SWGCC) campuses and the Office of Student and Community Services at the Red Bud Campus (RBC) will issue the cards. To obtain the ID card, the student must be enrolled in a credit or Adult Basic Education course. Students must have a valid photo ID and provide their student ID number.

Parking Permits


For students,faculty and staff, parking is by permit only on the Belleville and Granite City campuses. Proof of a valid driver's license is required before a permit can be issued. The permit is free and issued by the respective Public Safety Department, or through the Provost at the Red Bud Campus. A copy of the Southwestern Traffic Code will be provided when the permit is issued.