Clemson University Police Department

Crime Prevention

The University actively promotes campus security by providing services to prevent criminal activities, enhance personal safety and protect property. A listing of crime prevention programs offered by the Clemson University Police Department is available in the Safety Awareness section of this report. 

Tiger Transit Service

University Student Patrol Employees are available to escort faculty, staff, students and visitors to and from areas on campus between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., seven days a week. To request a ride, contact Tiger Transit at 864-656-3333.

Property Protection

The Clemson University Police Department offers a number of services to help minimize property loss through theft, including 

• Project PAW (free bike registration) — Bicycles are marked with an identifying number and decal.

• Students may register their property with Clemson University Police Department online at clemson.edu/cupd. This allows students to register the serial numbers of their valuables for easy access in the event any of these items are lost or stolen.

Emergency Phones

Emergency speaker telephones are located across campus. These phones are in yellow casings and are wired with emergency buttons that will automatically dial the Clemson University Police Department, identify the caller’s location and activate the unit’s speaker phone. Phone locations are identified on the campus map in the University directory.

Personal Safety

• Whenever possible, do not carry or store large sums of cash. Instead, use the TigerOne Card.

• Utilize the campus transit services.

• Be aware of the emergency telephones and their locations.

• Avoid being in classrooms or office buildings alone at night. If you must be there, let the campus police know where you are and how long you will be there. Stay near a telephone.

• Report any suspicious persons or activity to University Police, whatever the time, day or night. 

• Know who is at your door before opening it.

• Vary your routine. Do not walk the same route night after night.

• When walking at night, be alert. Listen for footsteps and voices to be sure no one is following you.

• Avoid unlit areas. Whenever possible, walk and park in well-lit public areas.

• Always lock the doors in your car, room, apartment or house. Keep the car doors locked even when you are driving.

• Never pick up hitchhikers.

• When driving, always make sure you have enough gas to reach your destination.

• When walking to your car at night, have your car keys in hand before leaving the building.

 • When walking from your car to your residence, have your door key in hand before you leave your car. If you are being dropped off, ask the driver of the car to wait until you are safely in your residence.

• Take advantage of the rape awareness and rape defense training offered by Clemson University Police.

• If you drink, drink responsibly.

• Participate in educational programs provided by the Clemson University Police Department as described in the Safety Awareness section of this report.

Websites

Clemson University Police Department
Crime Stoppers (anonymous)
EMpower Clemson
Foothills Rape Crisis Center — footrcc@bellsouth.net (e-mail)
Office of Community and Ethical Standards
Redfern Health Center
Student Affairs
University Housing
University Union
S.C. Sex Offenders Registry
Office of Human Resources