Since the day it was established, the Health & Safety and Environment Department has aimed to raise awareness of the basic requirements of civic life, and the basis of health, safety and environment culture, with the ultimate goal of instilling the HSE culture in the stakeholders of Özyeğin University. The HSE department is responsible for keeping track of legislations, creating a safe work environment on campus in compliance with effective laws, and providing guidance/consultancy pertaining to the HSE issues. Through the efforts of the HSE Department, Özyeğin University has become the first university in Turkey that is concurrently awarded both ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certifications. To this end, the Department has published three policies: Safety, Environment, and Emergency Response. The HSE Department sets its goals and objectives in these policies and continues to provide guidance to all departments.