Clemson University Police Department

Reporting Crime

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MAIN CAMPUS AND ALL SEPARATE CAMPUSES

All members of the Clemson University community share the responsibility of preventing crime. Everyone should report all crimes and suspicious activities whether you are a victim or a witness. The Clemson University Police Department is the primary Campus Security Authority to whom crimes should be reported by calling 911 or 864-656-2222. To facilitate the preparation of a Timely Warning, the University has also designated the following individuals as Campus Security Authorities to whom criminal offenses can be reported:

Vice President for Student Affairs, 864-656-2161, 202 Sikes Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of Students, 864-656-0935, 202 Hendrix Student Center, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of Graduate School, 864-656-1845, E-108 Martin Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, 864-656-3942, E-101 Martin Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of the College of Health, Education and Human Development 864-656-7640, 116 Edwards Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of the College of Engineering and Science, 864-656-5557, 301 Rhodes Research Center, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science, 864-656-3178, 170 Sirrine Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities 864-656-3084, 108 Strode Tower, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences 864-656-3013, 101 Barre Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Dean of Libraries, 864-656-5169, Cooper Library/Administration 401A, Clemson, SC 29634

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 864-656-7625, 703 University Union, Clemson, SC 29634

Associate Vice President for Campus Life, 864-656-5827, 205 Fike Recreation Center, Clemson, SC 29634

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, 864-656-5444, 200 Mell Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Chief Human Resources Officer, 864-656-4286, Administrative Services Building, Clemson, SC 29634

Executive Director of Housing, 864-656-1151, 200 Mell Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Director of Residential Life, 864-656-1151, 201 Mell Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Residential Life — A current list of Community Directors can be found at http://housing.clemson.edu/staff-directory. Look here for Community Directors and the specific communities they serve. 

Executive Director of Campus Recreation, 864-656-2308, 205 Fike Recreation Center, Clemson, SC 29634

Executive Director of Student Health Services, 864-656-0723, Redfern Health Center, Clemson, SC 29634

Director of Community and Ethical Standards, 864-656-0510, 912 University Union, Clemson, SC 29634

Associate Athletic Director–Student Athlete Development, 864-637-8181, 134 McFadden Building, Clemson, SC 29634

Associate Athletic DirectorSenior Women’s Administrator, 864-656-1330, 109 Jervey Athletic Center, Clemson, SC 29634

Associate Athletic Director–Administration/Quality Assurance, 864-656-0396, 118 Jervey Athletic Center, Clemson, SC 29634

Associate Athletic DirectorSport Supervisor, 864-656-1989, 133 McFadden Building, Clemson, SC 29634

Title IX CoordinatorOffice of Access and Equity, 864-656-3553, 110 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson, SC 29634

Building Security Coordinators 

A Building Security Coordinator is designated for each Clemson University facility. The Building Security Coordinator is the senior administrator (or designee) of the academic and administrative unit that occupies the building. The Building Security Coordinator serves as the liaison to the Clemson University Police Department as well as other campus departments, such as the Fire Department, University Facilities, etc. The Building Security Coordinator List is maintained by Clemson University Facilities in conjunction with the Clemson University Police Department. The current Building Security Coordinator List can be found at here. 

Limited Voluntary Confidential Reporting

While the University encourages all victims to report crime to the Clemson University Police Department, anyone may report a crime anonymously by calling 911 or 864-656-2222, or by filing a report online at the Crime Stoppers website: https://stuaff.clemson.edu/forms/index.php?code=r9sMALLYs7se28Y.

Clemson University Professional Counselors, when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics. 

A “Professional Counselor” is defined as an employee of an institution whose official responsiblities include providing psychological counseling to members of the instiution’s community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification. 

The following additional information is provided for these separate campus locations. 

UNIVERSITY CENTER OF GREENVILLE

All members of the University community share the responsibility of preventing crime. Everyone should report all crimes and suspicious activities, whether you are a victim or a witness. The Greenville Technical College Police Department is the primary campus security authority to whom crimes should be reported. The Greenville Technical College Police Department may be reached by calling 864-250-8911. The Greenville Technical College Police Department may also be reached at the following cellular phone numbers: 864-419-9972, 864-419-9966, 864-419-9929 or 864-419-9980. To facilitate the preparation of a Timely Warning, Clemson University has also designated the following individuals as other officials to whom criminal offenses can be reported:

• Coordinator of Operations, 864-250-1111, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 

• Chief of Operations, 864-250-1111, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

• Student Services Manager, 864-250-8880, 225 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

The Clemson University Chief of Police or his or her designee will determine whether or not a situation warrants release of a Timely Warning, which will be distributed according to the procedures discussed in the “Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings” section of this publication.

Limited Voluntary Confidential Crime Reporting

While the University encourages all victims to report crime to the Greenville Technical College Police Department, anyone may report a crime anonymously by calling 911 or 864-250-8911, 864-419-9972, 

864-419-9966, 864-419-9929 or 864-419-9980, or by filing a report online at the Crime Stoppers website at greenville.crimestoppersweb.com.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH

 All members of the University community share the responsibility of preventing crime. Everyone should report all crimes and suspicious activities, whether you are a victim or a witness. The Greenville Police Department is the primary campus security authority to whom crimes should be reported by calling 911. The Greenville Police Department may also be reached by calling 864-271-5333. To facilitate the preparation of a Timely Warning, Clemson University has also designated the following individuals as other officials to whom criminal offenses can be reported: 

• Property Manager, 864-283-7105, 5 Research Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 

• Associate Director of Real Estate, 864-283-7107, 5 Research Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

• Engineering Research Associate, 864-283-7205, 4 Research Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

The Clemson University Chief of Police will determine whether or not a situation warrants release of a Timely Warning, which will be distributed according to the procedures discussed in the “Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings” section of this publication.

Limited Voluntary Confidential Crime Reporting

While the University encourages all victims to report crime to the Greenville Police Department, anyone may report a crime anonymously by calling 911 or 864-271-5333 or by filing a report online at the Crime Stoppers website: greenville.crimestoppersweb.com.

CLEMSON AT THE FALLS

All members of the University community share the responsibility of preventing crime. Everyone should report all crimes and suspicious activities, whether you are a victim or a witness. The Greenville Police Department is the primary campus security authority to whom crimes should be reported by calling 911. The Greenville Police Department may also be reached by calling 864-271-5333. To facilitate the preparation of a Timely Warning, Clemson University has also designated the following individual to whom criminal offenses can be reported:

• Associate Dean, 864-656-5987, 55 East Camperdown Way, Greenville, SC 29601 

The Clemson University Chief of Police will determine whether or not a situation warrants release of a Timely Warning, which will be distributed according to the procedures discussed in the “Emergency and Timely Warnings” section of this publication.

Limited Voluntary Confidential Crime Reporting

While the University encourages all victims to report crime to the Greenville Police Department, anyone may report a crime anonymously by calling 911 or 864-271-5333 or by filing a report online at the Crime Stoppers website: greenville.crimestoppersweb.com.

Emergency Notifications and Timely Warning

Timely Warning

A campuswide “Timely Warning” will be issued about serious crimes that occur on campus and are determined to be an ongoing or continuous threat to the campus community by the Clemson University Chief of Police or designee. Timely Warning Notices are usually distributed for the following Uniformed Crime Reporting Program (UCR)/National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) classifications: arson, criminal homicide and robbery. Cases of aggravated assault and sex offenses are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on the facts of the case and the information known by the Police Department. For example, if an assault occurs between two students who have a disagreement, there may be no ongoing threat to other University community members, therefore a Timely Warning Notice would not be distributed. Sexual assualts are considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the facts of the case, when and where the incident occurred, when it was reported and the amount of information known by the Police Department. Timely Warning Notices may be distributed for other crimes as determined necessary by the Chief of Police or his or her designee. The Timely Warning will include information the Chief of Police or designee determines is appropriate to promote safety. This may include but is not limited to information about the reported offense (time, location, description, etc.) and any available information about suspects. Timely Warnings will be disseminated as follows:

• The Office of Media Relations will be responsible for issuing the Timely Warning by email to students’ and employees’ campus email addresses.

• Timely Warnings are posted on the CU Safety website at clemson.edu/cusafety.

• Timely Warnings may be posted to other locations including both public and University media channels as deemed appropriate.

Anyone with information possibly warranting a Timely Warning should contact the Clemson University Police Department by calling 911 or 864-656-2222. Information that could compromise law enforcement efforts will not be disclosed in Timely Warnings. 

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

In the event a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurs on campus, the Clemson University Chief of Police or designee will activate some or all of the notification systems identified below. The notifications will occur without delay, unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency. Once a determination has been made to issue an emergency notification, the content of the notification and the appropriate segment or segments of the campus community who receive the notification will be determined by the Clemson University Chief of Police or designee after consulation with any and all other appropriate campus officials. One or more of the following notification systems may be used:

• The campus exterior sirens with audio messages

• The CU Safe Alert system, which includes a brief message sent to students’ and employees’ email addresses, registered cellular devices and/or the CU Safety website

• Post information to the CU Safety Twitter account

• Follow-up information may be posted on the CU Safety website and in Timely Warnings or other Office of Media Relations email publications

• Other notifications, as determined by appropriate authorities given the circumstances and the segment of campus who need to be notified. 

Clemson University Chief of Police or designee in consulation with the Office of Media Relations will determine if emergency information needs to be disseminated to the larger community via local media outlets or otherwise. 

• Students and employees can register for cellular text messages at clemson.edu/cusafety.

• Members of the community can access safety information at clemson.edu/cusafety.

• The campus emergency notification systems are tested on a quarterly basis. Regularly scheduled drills and exercises include tabletop activities using the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), designed for assessment and evaluation of emergency plans and capabilities are conducted on an annual basis. 

In determing whether an emergency exists and/or which emergency notifications are needed, the Clemson University Chief of Police or designee may consult with members of the Executive Oversight Committee, the Crisis Management Team, Office of Media Relations, Office of General Counsel, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Security Authorities, Public Safety Officials, Building Security Coordinators or any other individuals relevant to the situation.

More detailed information about housing fire drills can be found on page 31 under the heading “Additional Fire Safety Information Provided to Students in On-Campus Housing.” 

Emergency Telephones

Emergency telephones that automatically contact the Clemson University Police Department’s Communication Center are strategically placed in parking lots and along walkways. When you call the Clemson University Police Department, be prepared to provide the information that follows:

• Your name

• The location of the incident you are reporting

• A description of the suspect and his/her location

• A description of any vehicle involved in the incident

• The need for medical assistance