The Clemson University Police Department encourages students, faculty and staff to be responsible for their own security as well as the security of others. The University strives to increase safety and security awareness by offering educational programs and disseminating information related to personal safety.
The Clemson University Police Department (864-656-2222) and Fire staff (864-656-2242) offer numerous educational and personal safety programs for students, faculty and staff. The following programs, for students, faculty and staff are offered each semester:
For further information regarding fire training, please refer to the fire safety policies within this report.
Within University Housing, Residential Life offers a variety of educational events for students living in University Housing and serves as a resource for resident assistants and other staff in the development of publications and activities that promote safety. Residential Life staff addresses and formulates policies, provides information, handles crises and counsels students on a variety of personal and emotional concerns.
Redfern Health Center’s Office of Health Promotion promotes and provides support for healthy lifestyles and the reduction of high-risk behaviors. Peer educators, graduate assistants and professional health educators offer information, programming, counseling and referrals on a wide range of subjects. These include alcohol/drug abuse, tobacco cessation, sexual assault, sexual responsibilities, AIDS/HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Most programs involve students in role-playing activities that demonstrate the consequences of high-risk behavior, provide opportunities for students to discuss these issues and explain the media’s involvement in glorifying drugs, alcohol and sex. Goals of the sexual assault and sexual responsibility programs are to help students clarify male and female expectations in social situations, increase awareness of the dangers of alcohol and drug use, including the consequences of intoxication and sexual activity; improve male and female communication and explain University policies and state laws regarding alcohol and drug use. Programs are presented by members of the Health Promotion staff and include a question-and-answer session and evaluation. Free educational materials on these programs and others are available.
Through the Student-Athlete Enrichment Programs at Vickery Hall, a facility built by private contributions to the athletic department, counseling, tutoring and other academic support services are provided for Clemson student-athletes. All first-year students are required to attend a weekly personal growth and development program in the fall. The program focuses on three primary areas: academics, career planning and personal development. The personal development program includes educational programs, speakers, a mentoring program and other activities designed to help student athletes deal responsibly with alcohol and drugs, dating relationships, conflict resolution and other issues.
The University has a formal disaster management plan adopted by the Board of Trustees to establish procedures that will help officials make the best use of all available resources to manage disasters, minimize loss of life or injury and protect University resources and facilities. In the event of a disaster, the president or his designee will activate the plan immediately, establish an emergency operations center and mobilize key officials. The plan includes procedures for communicating with those immediately affected by the situation and with the general public. For further information regarding the University’s Disaster Management Plan, please visit clemson.edu/cufd.
The Crisis Management Team has been delegated full authority to do the following by the president of Clemson University:
The Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs chairs the Crisis Management Team.
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.
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.
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. 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 speakerphone. Phone locations are identified on the campus map in the University directory.
The Clemson University Police Department offers students and employees the following personal safety tips and suggestions:
The following websites offer more safety suggestions:
Clemson University Police Department: clemson.edu/cupd
Campus Safety: clemson.edu/cusafety
Crime Stoppers (anonymous): clemson.edu/cupd
Foothills Alliance: foothillsalliance.org
Office of Community and Ethical Standards: clemson.edu/oces
Redfern Health Center: clemson.edu/redfern
Student Affairs: clemson.edu/student-affairs
University Housing: clemson.edu/housing
SC Sex Offenders Registry: http://services.sled.sc.gov/sor
Office of Human Resources: clemson.edu/employment