Annual Clery Report | Campus Security

Students are understandably concerned about their safety away from home. Parents are equally concerned about the measures and effort that an institution will provide to ensure the safety of their child. We at North Greenville University understand this concern and we accept our responsibility to employ safety and security measures to help promote a safe and secure environment for our university community and to ensure that their time at North Greenville will be rewarding, enjoyable and safe.

The following information has been prepared to increase your awareness of current policies, practices, and programs, which exist at the North Greenville University. This publication is mandated by Federal Law. Its requirements are set forth under the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), previously known as the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. The act is commonly referred to as the “Clery Act,” Portions of this report are also provided in compliance with requirements of The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act (20 USC § 1092(f)), a part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), passed as a complement to the Title IX Guidance by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. This report is updated on an annual basis by North Greenville University Campus Security with information collected from reports by NGU Officers have prepared, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, The City of Greenville Police Department and reports from Campus Security Authorities (CSA). This Report is made available to all University students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals via e-mail notification. Upon request, Campus Security will provide this report in printed format to any applicant for enrollment or employment, as well as to any current student, faculty, staff, or interested individuals.

Institutional policies related to campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, sexual assault, the reporting of crimes as well as other concerns are contained in the Annual Report. A copy can be obtained by contacting Campus Security or online

Campus Security Authority, Practice and Jurisdiction

Authority and Training Statement

North Greenville University Officers are trained and registered by a state approved instructor and licensed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). North Greenville University Security Officers, being licensed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), have the same powers and authority as Deputy Sheriffs(South Carolina State Law 40-18-80), including the authority to make arrests for misdemeanors and felonies (South Carolina State Law 40-18-110), and the authority to be armed (South Carolina State Law 40-18-100).

Security Operations

North Greenville Security operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Campus Security can be reached anytime of the day or night by dialing extension 7777 or on off campus phones by dialing, (864) 977-7777. In fulfilling the primary role of providing an environment that is as safe as possible, Campus Security patrols the Campus, secures and unlocks buildings and rooms at appropriate times, provides safety escorts, and on campus medical transportation. Campus Security investigates all criminal activity that occurs on campus.

Security of Buildings and Access to Buildings

During business hours, the University will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours, access to all University facilities is by key, if issued, or by admittance via the Department of Campus Safety. In the case of extended closing, the University will admit only those with prior written approval to all facilities.

Residence halls are secured 24 hours a day. Admittance to female residence halls is gained using both a key and ID card. Admittance to male residence halls is gained by using a key except Marshall and Georgia Men's resident halls. These two men's resident halls require card and key for entry. Over extended breaks, the doors of all halls will be secured 24 hours a day.

Security Awareness Instruction Programs

All freshmen and transfer students go through orientation. Incorporated into the different introductions to North Greenville University are the functions, services and authority of Campus Security. Students are instructed in taking personal responsibility and brochures and other materials are made available to students outlining safety tips and other means of protecting oneself and personal property. This information is available to all faculty and staff members of the University Community.

Crime Prevention Programs

At the beginning of the Fall Semester, all female freshmen and transfer students are taught personal safety and responsibility. It is a situational instruction program that teaches awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance. The whistle defense program is also taught.

Monitoring Off Campus Activity Policy

The North Greenville Security office and North Greenville University have an excellent working relationship of cooperation with the Greenville County Sheriffs Office and the Travelers Rest Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies. It is the policy of these two off Campus law enforcement agencies to share information with North Greenville University.

Sexual Assault

 The following information is provided in an effort to comply with provisions of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE), incorporated within the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) as amended in 2013.

Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking are prohibited by law and are incompatible with the University’s goal of providing a healthy educational environment for students, faculty, staff and guests. Sexual offenses involve the physical contact of a sexual nature which is against one’s will or without one’s consent. Consent requires a voluntary, positive agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity.

Consent

North Greenville University teaches that sex should be keep in the bounds of Biblical defined marriage between one man and one woman.

Consent is the equal approval, given freely, willingly, and knowingly by each participant to desired sexual involvement. Consent is an affirmative, conscious decision – indicated clearly by words or actions. Consent cannot be given if a person’s ability to resist or consent is impaired because of a mental or physical condition or intoxication. Resistance is not necessary in order to demonstrate lack of consent. At any time consent can be withdrawn by either partner communicated by words or actions. Previous sexual contact is not consent for future sexual contact.

Mood-altering drugs, including alcohol, can impair an individual’s judgment and ability to consent to sexual contact. Slurred speech, slowed reflexes, loss of balance, inability to concentrate or track conversations may be signs that an individual is intoxicated and cannot consent to sexual contact. Hangovers and memory loss may be delayed signs of intoxication and an inability at the time to give consent. An individual who is not conscious cannot by definition give consent. Intoxication is not a defense against sexual assault. For purposes of the disciplinary process, the use of any of these substances by an alleged assailant in a violation involving sexual misconduct will be considered when determining the appropriate sanctions and may result in a more severe sanction. If a student is sexually assaulted/raped, it is important that the victim get to a safe place and get medical assistance and support as quickly as possible. We encourage students to report to NGU Campus Security at (864) 977-7777 or if the incident occurred off campus, call Greenville County Sheriff’s Office at 9-1-1. Campus Security or GCSO will take a report and assist a student in accessing other services. Making a police report does not require a victim to press charges. It is strongly recommended that a victim of sexual assault receive medical attention as soon as possible after the incident.

Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a stranger or acquaintance. Both men and women can be victims or perpetrators.

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone. Domestic violence includes but is not limited to any abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted against the victim by the victim's current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, or a person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.

Dating Violence includes offense committed against a victim who has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim.

Stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his, her, or others' safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.

In the event that a sexual assault occurs, the victim should: keep a cool head; notice details about the attacker (i.e., speech, hair, clothes, scars, height, weight); preserve evidence (do not bathe, douche or change clothes); and report the assault to and/or request assistance in reporting crimes from the North Greenville University Campus Security Department (977-7777), Health Services (977-7170), or Student Services (977-7121). If the crime occurs off-campus, call 9-1-1, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office (257-5210) or the police jurisdiction where the incident occurred like the Traveler’s Rest Police Department (834-9029). A complete description of procedures, in the event of sexual assault, is contained in the “Be Safe Procedures” on the Campus Security Website.

When a sexual assault is reported, a team usually consisting of the Director of Student Life, Director of Counseling Services, Director of Health Services, and the Chief of Campus Security will work with the victim to assist in any and all areas of need. Following the crisis, the team members will remain in contact with the victim. When appropriate and reasonable, changes in the victim’s academic and living arrangements will be made.

Section 493(a) of the Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008 will require notification of the final results of any crime of violence upon written request of the victim. If the victim is unable to make the request, the next of kin can give a written request.

Weapons and Concealed Weapons at North Greenville University

It is North Greenville University policy not to allow weapons on campus except for level 3 certified North Greenville University Security Officers and other Law Enforcement personnel.

Alcoholic Beverages Policy

The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by North Greenville University students, whether on campus or off campus, is strictly prohibited. Also, it is prohibited to be under the influence of alcoholic beverages at any time whether on or off campus. Appropriate officials/representatives reserve the right to determine if a student is deemed to be under the influence of alcohol. For university purposes, the ability of a university official/representative to smell alcohol on a student’s breath is considered evidence in support of being under the influence of alcohol. Outside law enforcement, gate checks, personal observation, and the use of Breathalyzer equipment may be employed to determine whether or not a student is under the influence of alcohol. For a student to possess, consume or be deemed under the influence of alcohol on or off campus is a major policy violation and will result in the immediate loss of privilege to attend North Greenville University. When a question of responsibility is involved, those guidelines listed under Disciplinary Procedures shall be exercised.

Campus Security enforces all state laws regarding the possession and consumption of alcohol.

Illegal Drug Policy

The possession or use (without valid medical or dental prescription), manufacture, furnishing, or sale of any narcotic, mood altering, or dangerous drug controlled by federal or South Carolina law by North Greenville University students, whether on or off campus, is prohibited. Also, it is prohibited to be under the influence of the above. Appropriate officials/representatives of the university reserve the right to require a student to show proof of a drug-free condition including drug testing whenever such officials/representatives suspect or have reason to believe that an individual(s) might be engaging in drug use on or off campus. Further, the university and its officials/representatives reserve the right to determine what constitutes “suspicion” or “reason to believe”: to include common symptoms routinely identified with a person under the influence. For a student to violate the drug policy in any way is a major policy violation and will result in the immediate loss of privilege to attend North Greenville University. When a question of responsibility is involved, those guidelines listed under Disciplinary Procedures shall be exercised. The university reserves the right to use a narcotic-detecting dog whenever drugs are suspected on university property and are undetected by other means.

Substance Abuse Education Policy

Counselors are available to help students, faculty and staff.

Emergency Warning Systems/Timely Notification

Blackboard Connect

Beginning January 2, 2008 North Greenville University implemented the use of an emergency phone alert system. The University uses Blackboard Connect. This system will allow campus security to send an emergency message to all cell-phones, computer screens, and wireless enabled PDA’s listed in the system. In the event that a situation arises, the Vice-President of Student Life, the Chief of Campus Security or The Director of Student Services will authorize the activation of the Blackboard Connect system.

Three alert levels will be used to communicate with the NGU community:

Level One

- Operational Alert

This level will be used to communicate weather related or general information which would call for a change in the normal operation of the campus. Included would be information about the cancellation of classes due to inclement weather, power outages, a change in traffic flow, etc. The message will begin with OA. All information following would be instructions concerning a change in the normal pattern of NGU procedures.

Level Two- Situational Alert

The SA message would be sent in response to an active, credible threat of harm made against the campus via phone, e-mail, mail, or made personally to a student, staff, administrative, or faculty member. The following procedures will be in effect if a Situational Alert is initiated:

1.       The threat will be reported to Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement Officials will be advised of our alert status.

2.       All doors to classrooms should be closed and locked (if possible) while class is in session.

3.       Visitors to the campus will be required to check in with Campus Security.

4.       All vehicles locked.

5.       Campus Security will establish a checkpoint at the main entrance of the campus to check all incoming traffic.

6.       No off campus visitors for students.

7.       Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to be on alert and report any suspicious activity to campus security.

8.       RA’s and Coordinators on alert monitoring activity in student housing.

9.       All Campus Security Officers on duty and patrolling the campus.

10.     No loitering on campus. Everyone should move quickly across campus to his or her destination.

Level Three-Emergency Alert

An Emergency Alert will be issued in the event a clear and present danger exists on campus. An example would be an armed assailant on campus or a known fugitive in the area. An Emergency Alert message will be accompanied by a long, continuous blast of the campus emergency siren. The following procedures will be in effect if an Emergency Alert is initiated:

1.       Stay where you are until the All-Clear (AC) message is sent. The all-clear signal will be accompanied by three short tones by the campus siren. Do not open the door to your office, classroom, or dorm unless directed to do so by Law Enforcement or Campus Security or until the all-clear message is sent and sounded.

2.       If possible, lock the door to your office, classroom, or dorm.

3.       Stay away from doors and windows.

4.       Respond to EA message with your location using abbreviations for campus housing and campus buildings.

5.       If the threat is in your immediate area, respond to the EA message with the 911 code following the letters for the building where the threat is located.

6.       Take a deep breath, pray, and remain calm. Do not confront an assailant. If the assailant is nearby and you are in an open area where flight is a possibility, clear the area as quickly as possible or seek immediate cover. If you are in a confined area, look for cover or drop to the ground and play dead.

Fire Safety

North Greenville University maintains a public log of all fires and fire alarms that occur in on campus student housing facilities. The NGU Fire Report is contained at the end of this report.

NGU Resident Life provides each residential student a copy of the Enlightener and a housing contract. To view the housing contract online, go to www.NGU.edu, click on “Current Students”, click on “Housing” in the column on the left-hand side of the page, and click on “Housing Policy and Contract”. These forms provide rules and information to residential students regarding appropriate appliances, evacuation procedures, and policies regarding fire safety.

To Whom to Report a Crime

Campus Security

7777 from any campus phone
(864) 977-7777 from any other phone

Student Life

Mr. Billy Watson: Director of Student Life

Mr. Jared Thomas: Assistant Director Student Life

Mr. Dillon Key: Men's Resident Life Coordinator

Mrs. Lorry Green: Female Resident Life Coordinator 

7121 from any campus phone
(864) 977-7121 from any other phone

Director of Health Services

Dr. Christine T. Otruba 

Nurse Kathy Bailey 

7170 from any campus phone
(864) 977-7170 from any other phone

Director of Counseling

Mr. Steve Bielby 

Mrs. Sue Suomi

1249 from any campus phone
(864) 663-0249 from any other phone

Title IX Coordinator 

Mrs. Robin McCarter 

2008 from any campus phone

(864) 977-2008 from any other phone

Reporting a Crime

Students, employees and visitors are encouraged to immediately report any criminal offense, suspected criminal activity, traffic accident, fire, injury or request for medical assistance directly to Campus Security. To make a report, contact Campus Security from on campus phones by dialing 7777 and from off campus phones or cell phone by dialing 977-7777. Confidential reports of crime may also be made to the Vice-President of Student Life or the Chief of Campus Security only.

Confidential Reporting Procedures

If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University System or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the Vice-President of Student Life or the Chief of Security can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the University can keep accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes report; however, the identity of the person filing the report is protected.

Policy Statement Concerning Counselors with Confidential Reporting

Everything said in therapy is confidential and will not be disclosed except when reporting is required by South Carolina state law,  including the following: (1) suspected abuse of a child, developmentally disabled person, or a dependent adult; (2) potential suicidal behavior; (3) threatened harm to another, which may include knowledge that the client is HIV positive when there is an unwillingness to inform individuals with whom the client is intimately involved; and (4) when required by court order. Information may also be disclosed if a client signs a written authorization or in the event that a complaint is filed by the client against the counselor. If client has caller identification on their phone, the name of the counselor may appear on the monitor. All supervision or consultation professionals are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as previously stated herein. Student Services is bound by the Federal Statute: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). Pastoral Counselors are bound by the state regulations concerning privacy and confidentiality.

Sexual Misconduct Notice (Title IX)

North Greenville University is an educational family/community committed to Biblical and common standards of integrity and respect for all of its members. All members of the North Greenville University community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from sexual harassment and sexual misconduct; and such behavior will not be tolerated by the University. North Greenville is committed to taking immediate, equitable, and effective actions to respond to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, to prevent its reoccurrence and to address its effects. For purposes of this Policy, sexual misconduct is always considered a form of sexual harassment; and the term sexual misconduct is used unless there is a specific reference to sexual harassment. Sexual misconduct can occur in many relationships and may involve, “… offensive touching; non-consensual sexual assault; forced sexual assault; stalking; or sexual exploitation and other sexual misconduct violations.”

This behavior interferes with the educational mission of the university by:

  • Endangering the physical and emotional safety of community members,

  • Damaging trust in the community,

  • Offending the dignity and violating the autonomy of community members, and

  • Disrupting the academic progress of victims or survivors during their recovery.

Who can be Sexually Harassed?

Both males and females can be victims of sexual harassment, and both males and females can be perpetrators of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment can occur between supervisor and employee; coworker and coworker; campus visitor and university employee; professor and student, and student and student.

Other acts can also be forms of sex-based discrimination and are also prohibited whether sexually based or not and include dating violence and domestic violence. These are a universal problems. It does not discriminate based on age, race, income, disability, or religious affiliation. There is a growing concern in every community, but it is often difficult for people to acknowledge. Domestic violence, dating violence and stalking can take on many forms: emotional, verbal, physical, or sexual abuse.

Sexual Assault Victims' Bill of Rights

In accordance with Section 485 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, these rights are given to victims of campus related sexual assaults: 

* The right to have any and all sexual assaults against them treated with seriousness; and the right, as victims, to be treated with dignity; and the right for North Greenville University (NGU) organizations which assist such victims to be recognized. 

* The right to have sexual assaults committed against them investigated by North Greenville University Campus Security and Student Services and The University Title IX Coordinator; and the right to the full and prompt cooperation and assistance of personnel in notifying the proper authorities. This action shall be in addition to the disciplinary proceedings established by NGU. 

* The right to be free from any kind of pressure from any NGU entity that victims (a) not report crimes committed against them to NGU Campus Security, and disciplinary officials for civil or criminal action: or (b) report crimes as lesser offenses than the victims perceive them to be. 

* The right to be free from any kind of suggestion that sexual assault victims not report, or under-report, crimes committed on campus because: 

> victims are somehow "responsible" for the commission of crimes against them; 

> victims were contributory negligent or assumed the risk of being assaulted; or, 

> by reporting crimes they would incur unwanted personal publicity. 

* In any campus disciplinary hearing, the accused and accuser(s) have the right to have a family member present with them at the hearing. No lawyers will be allowed at the disciplinary hearing for either party. Both the accused and accuser have the right to be notified of the hearing outcome. The sanctions for the accused in cases of sexual assault will be determined by the individual or body hearing the charges. Sanctions may include any sanction deemed appropriate in The Enlightener or Employee Handbook. 

* The right to full and prompt cooperation from NGU personnel in obtaining, securing, and maintaining evidence (including medical examination) as may be necessary for proof of criminal sexual assault in subsequent legal proceedings. 

* The right to be made aware of and assisted in exercising any options as provided by State and Federal laws or regulations with regard to mandatory testing of sexual assault suspects for communicable diseases and with regard to notification to victims of the results of such testing. 

* The right to counseling from any mental health services previously established by NGU, by other victim-service entities, or by services acquired by victims themselves. 

* After campus assaults have been reported, the victims of such crimes shall have the right to require that NGU authorities take the necessary steps or actions reasonably feasible to prevent any unnecessary or unwanted contact with or proximity to reported assailants, including immediate relocation of the reported victim to safe and secure alternative housing and transfer of classes if so requested by the victim. 

* In addition, students, whether sexual assault victims or not, have a right to habitability (*) in on-campus housing accommodations for which NGU may receive any compensation, direct or indirect. Substantiated violations of these provisions shall be corrected by campus personnel with relocation of the complainant to acceptable, safe, and secure alternative housing as soon as possible, unless conditions warrant other immediate action by campus personnel.  

Registered Sex Offenders

In accordance to the "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, North Greenville University Campus Security provides links to local and state Sex Offender Registries. This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office maintains the Sex Offender Registry (http://www.gcso.org/sex-offender-search.php) via OffenderWatch® for the citizens of Greenville County.

If you have any questions about OffenderWatch®, have any information about the compliance status of any offender in Greenville County, or have any questions about our community awareness program, please call the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 271-5210.

Whistleblowers

North Greenville University is prohibited by law from retaliating against, intimidating, threatening, or coercing anyone who reports any violations of the CLERY requirements or the Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008.

Safeguards for Parties Involved

Sexual harassment is a particularly sensitive issue that can affect any member of the university community. Prompt action will be taken on every complaint. Each reported incident will be handled on a case by case basis to determine whether the alleged violation occurred and if appropriate disciplinary action is warranted. Disciplinary actions for violations may include the following: oral and/or written reprimand, reassignment, suspension, counseling, termination, or any combination thereof. Student offenders may be disciplined under the Standards of Conduct listed in The Enlightener. The standard in determining the validity of any charges in each situation is “preponderance of evidence.” North Greenville University has a no retaliation policy. Persons retaliating against another will be dealt with in a manner appropriate to their offense.

Bystander Intervention

If you are an observer of what you perceive to be sexual harassment, you can also take steps to stop this form of discrimination. You can:

a. Speak up: Inform the harasser that his/her actions may be perceived as sexual harassment.

b. Support the victim: Provide comfort and assurance to the victim.

c. Report the incident: Talk to appropriate persons. (Title IX Coordinator, Campus Security, Campus Ministries, Health or Counseling Services.

It is important for persons (victims and observers) to seek advice in determining if what they are experiencing is sexual harassment. Seeking advice can also provide information on how to keep what are initial overtures from developing into harassment. Oftentimes, persons may feel that they can handle the situation when in fact they cannot. It is helpful to the university to know if such activities are occurring. Reporting the incident whether one decides to file an official complaint or not, benefits the victim, the university, and future students or employees.

Missing Person Policy

North Greenville University takes student safety very seriously. To this end, and in compliance with the
Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures (Section 488 of the Higher Education Opportunity
Act of 2008), the following policy has been developed in order to assist in locating NGU students living
on-campus, who, based on the facts and circumstances known to the University, are determined to be
missing. It is the policy of North Greenville University to actively investigate any report of a missing
resident student (an enrolled student that lives on campus). Each resident student will be notified of
the missing student policy and procedures in the event that they are reported missing.
Most missing person reports in a university environment result from a student changing his/her
routine without informing friends of the change. If a member of the University community has reason
to believe that a student is missing, all efforts will be made immediately (no waiting period) to locate
the student to determine his or her state of health and well-being.
Procedure
In case of emergencies the University keeps on file, in the Student Services Office, an emergency fact
sheet that identifies who will be called in any emergency including a missing person case.
The emergency contact sheet allows Student Services to receive information about a student in an
emergency situation. It also gives Student Services the ability to notify parents or emergency contacts
during an emergency situation.
The following procedures will be followed in a missing person case:
The procedures are enacted as soon as a student is reported missing.
• Alert Campus Security Staff, Student Services, Area Coordinators and Resident Assistants
to the situation. A picture should be published and given to the staff.
• The following resources or persons should be contacted immediately to try and
determine any points of contact with the University:
o Call missing student’s cell phone and send a text message
o Interview roommates, suitemates and known friends
o Look at social networking sites such as Facebook for any activity
o Check the dining hall to see when the last time the student’s ID was scanned
o Check WAPAC to see if student used an ID to enter a building
o Check with faculty members to see when the student was in class or if they have
had contact
o Attempt to locate student’s vehicle on campus
o Campus Security will contact area hospitals and law enforcement to see if they
can provide any information
• If, after an investigation by Campus Security and the NGU Student Services Staff, the
resident is determined to be missing, the Vice President for Student Services (or
designee) will contact the student’s parent or designated emergency contact person.
• After parental notification, law enforcement will be called to report the person as
missing. A description and picture along with any other information will be provided to
law enforcement agency. Campus Security will continue to investigate utilizing
established police investigative procedures and in collaboration with staff from the NGU
Student Services. Campus Security will also coordinate its efforts with outside law
enforcement agencies in full compliance with legal obligations and established police
procedures.
• A school-wide e-mail alert will be sent to faculty, staff and students with the student’s
picture attached.
• Notify the Public Relations Office and refer any outside inquires to the Public Relations
Office.  

North Greenville Campus Crime Statistics

The following lists provide statistics concerning crimes reported to the North Greenville University Campus Security, local law enforcement agencies, and campus security authorities. This report complies with 20 USC 1092 (f). The geographic categories and specific crimes  as defined by the Clery Act are listed below. 

Geographic Categories

On-Campus:
Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the instituion’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and

Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

On-campus Student Housing (Residential Facilities):
Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.

Non-campus:
Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or

Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.  

Public Property:
All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  

Crime Definitions

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. NOTE: Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths and justifiable homicides are excluded.

Negligent Manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Sex Offenses (Forcible):  Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. There are four types of forcible sex offenses: rape, sodomy, sexual assault with an object and fondling.

Sex Offenses (Non-forcible): This is unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse. There are two types of non-forcible sex offenses: incest and statutory rape.

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person, or persons, by force or threat of force, violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.

Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny, housebreaking, safecracking and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. Note: Thefts from areas of open access are classified as Larceny, not Burglary.    

Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classified as motor vehicle theft are all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though the vehicles are later abandoned — including joy riding.)

Arson: The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft or personal property of another kind.

Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim where the existence of such relationship shall be determined by the victim based on consideration of: a) the length of the relationship, b) the type of the relationship and c) the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. This includes sexual or physical abuse, or the threat of such abuse.

Domestic Violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by: a) a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, b) a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, c) a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, d) a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred or e) any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.

Stalking: A course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the person’s safety, or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.

Weapons Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale or possession of deadly weapons, carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly, furnishing deadly weapons to minors, aliens possessing deadly weapons or all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.  

Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine), marijuana, synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadones) and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).

Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinance prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor, maintaining unlawful drinking places, bootlegging, operating a still, furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person, using a vehicle of illegal transportation of liquor, drinking on a train or public conveyance or all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

Hate Crimes: A criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias. Bias is a performed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of person’s based on their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, national origin and gender.

NOTE: The above listed crime definitions are from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook (UCR) with the exception of the sex offenses which are defined by FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

 In accordance with the final regulations on the Violence Against Women Act, drafted by the Department of Education and published in Vol. 79, No. 202 of the Federal Register on October 20, 2014.

North Greenville Campus Crime Statistics

Main Campus - Tigerville


2012

2013

2014

Criminal Offenses


Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

1

0

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest  

 0 

 0

       -Statutory Rape

 0

 0

Robbery

1

0

Aggravated Assault

1

2

Burglary

26

22

19 

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

1

 0

Arson

0

0

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

Drug Law Violations

1

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

6

2

Liquor Law Violations

8

3

 15

There were no Hate Crimes reported in 2012, 2013, 2014

Residence Halls - Main Campus


2012

2013

2014

Criminal Offenses




Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       - Incest  

 0 

 0

 0

       -Statutory Rape

 0 

 0

 0

Robbery

0

0

 0

Aggravated Assault

1

0

Burglary

 27 

 17 

17

 

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

 0

Arson

0

0

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

1

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

6

2

Liquor Law Violations

4

2

There were no Hate Crimes reported in 2012, 2013, 201  

Non Campus Property-Main


2012

2013

2014

Criminal Offenses




Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest

 0

 0

0

       -Statutory Rape

 0

 0

 0

Robbery

0

0

 0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

 0

Burglary

3

1

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

 0

Arson

0

0

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0 

There were no Hate Crimes reported in 2012, 2013, 2014 

Public Property - Main Campus


2012

2013

2014

Criminal Offenses




Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest

 0

 0

0

       -Statutory Rape

 0

 0

 0

Robbery

0

0

 0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

 0

Burglary

3

1

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

 0

Arson

0

0

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0 

There were no Hate Crimes 2012, 2013, 2014 

Fairview Campus


2012

2013

2014

Criminal Offenses




Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest

 0

 0

0

       -Statutory Rape

 0

 0

 0

Robbery

0

0

 0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

 0

Burglary

3

1

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

 0

Arson

0

0

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0 

There were no Hate crimes reported in 2012, 2013, 2014  

Public Property - Fairview Campus


2012

2013

2014

Criminal Offenses




Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest

 0

 0

0

       -Statutory Rape

0

 0

 0

Robbery

0

0

 0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

 0

Burglary

0

0

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

 0

Arson 

            0 

             0 

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0

 There were no hate reported for 2012,2013, 2104


Non Campus Property - Fairview Campus 


2012

2013

2014

Criminal Offenses




Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

0

0

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest

 0

 0

0

       -Statutory Rape

 0

 0

 0

Robbery

0

0

 0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

 0

Burglary

0

0

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

 0

Arson

0

0

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0

 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

 0

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

          0

          0

          0

Drug Law Violations

          0

          0

          0

Liquor Law Violations

          0

          0

          0

  There were no Hate Crimes reported in 2012, 2013, 2014.

 Tim Brashier Campus- Opened Fall 2014 




2014

Criminal Offenses




Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

 

 

0

Negligent Manslaughter

 

 

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

 

 

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest

 

 

0

       -Statutory Rape

 

  

 0

Robbery

 

 

 0

Aggravated Assault

 

 

 0

Burglary

 

 

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

 

 

 0

Arson

 

 

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

 

 

 0

Drug Law Violations

 

 

 0

Liquor Law Violations

 

 

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

 

 

 0

Drug Law Violations

 

 

 0

Liquor Law Violations

 

 

 0

There were no hate crimes in 2012, 2013, 2014 

Public Property - Tim Brashier Campus




Criminal Offenses



2014

Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

 

 

0

Negligent Manslaughter

 

 

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

 

 

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest

 

 

0

       -Statutory Rape

 

 

 0

Robbery

 

 

 0

Aggravated Assault

 

 

 0

Burglary

 

 

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

 

 

 0

Arson

 

 

 0

Hate Crimes




       -Incest

 

 

 0

       -Statutory Rape  

 

 

 0

Robbery

 

 

 0

Aggravated Assault

 

 

 0

Burglary

 

 

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

 

 

 0

Arson

 

 

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

 

 

 0

Drug Law Violations

 

 

 0

Liquor Law Violations

 

 

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

 

 

 0

Drug Law Violations

 

 

 0

Liquor Law Violations

 

 

 0

There were no Hate Crimes reported 2012, 2013, 2014

Non Campus Property - Tim Brashier Campus 




2014

Criminal Offenses




Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter

 

 

0

Negligent Manslaughter

 

 

 0

Sex Offenses-Forcible

 

 

 0

Sex Offenses- Non-forcible




       -Incest

 

 

0

       -Statutory Rape

 

 

 0

Robbery

 

 

 0

Aggravated Assault

 

 

 0

Burglary

 

 

 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

 

 

 0

Arson

 

 

 0

Arrests




Illegal Weapons Possession

 

 

 0

Drug Law Violations

 

 

 0

Liquor Law Violations

 

 

 0

Disciplinary Actions




Illegal Weapons Possession

 

 

          0 

Drug Law Violations

 

 

          0

Liquor Law Violations

 

 

          0

VAWA Report

Reported                On Campus                  Resident Halls           Non Campus Property           Public Property

Crime

Offense Type

2012

2013

2014

2012

2013

2014

2012

2013

2014

2012

2013

2014

Domestic Violence


0

0


0

0


0

0


0

0

Dating

Violence


0

1


0

0


0

0


0

0

Stalking


0

4


0

0


0

0


0

0

 

 

 

             North Greenville University

                               Fall 2015 Fire Safety Report on Student Housing

The following is a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system,

including the fire sprinkler system.

  • Housing Facilities:

    • Bruce Hall – Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors are fire rated.

    • Units A – G - Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors are fire rated.

    • Anthony, Hartness, Cline, JR Howard- Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors and interior stairwell doors are fire rated.

    • Howard Hall- Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.  Interior room doors and interior stairwell doors are fire rated.

    • Simpson Hall- Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors and interior stairwell doors are fire rated.

    • Self Hall, Trustee Hall- Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Horton Tingle Hall, Emery Hall, Roberson Hall- Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors and interior stairwell doors are fire rated.

    • Brashier Hall – Smoke sensors in every room with a Central fire alarm. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Vandiver Hall - Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Sprinkler heads in each room and hallway. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors and interior stairwell doors are fire rated.

    • Martin Hall - Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Sprinkler heads in each room and hallway. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors and interior stairwell doors are fire rated.

    • Georgia Hall - Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Sprinkler heads in each room and hallway. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors and interior stairwell doors are fire rated.

    • Marshall Hall - Central Fire Alarm with audio/visual alarms. Smoke sensors in each room and hallways. Sprinkler heads in each room and hallway. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Interior room doors and interior stairwell doors are fire rated.

    • Crusader Court Duplexes – Smoke sensors in each room. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations. Fire rated wall between the apartments in each duplex.

    • West Crain 107, 111, 117, Blackwell 75 – Central fire alarms system with audio visual alarms. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • West Crain 110 – Smoke sensors in each room and hallway. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Blackwell 48 – Smoke sensors in appropriate locations. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Blackwell 60 - Smoke sensors in appropriate locations. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Blackwell 64 - Smoke sensors in appropriate locations. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Blackwell 68 - Smoke sensors in appropriate locations. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Blackwell 75 - Central fire alarms system with audio visual alarms. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations

    • Mountain View 7701 - Smoke sensors in appropriate locations.  Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • 7850 N Tiger. Rd - Central fire alarms system with audio visual alarms.  Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • 7873 N Tiger. Rd - Central fire alarms system with audio visual alarms. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • 7877 N Tiger. Rd – Smoke sensors in appropriate locations. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • 7901 N Tiger. Rd - Central fire alarms system with audio visual alarms. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • 7903 N Tiger. Rd - Central fire alarms system with audio visual alarms.  Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • 7905 N Tiger. Rd – Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Chinquapin 113, 115, 117, 119 - Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Foster 2 & 4 - Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Foster 10 - Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Foster 11 - Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Foster 21 - Smoke sensors in appropriate places.  Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Chinquapin 135 -Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Chinquapin 4, 8, 12, 14, 100- Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Wingo 101 & 207 - Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Chinquapin 153 - Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Chinquapin 163 - Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

    • Chinquapin 170 – Smoke sensors in appropriate places. Fire extinguishers in appropriate locations.

  • Fire Drills

    Each semester Residence Life in cooperation with Campus Security and the Maintenance Department conduct fire drills in all the resident halls.  The fire drills are held within the first month of the beginning of the semester. During the first hall meetings the resident assistant for each hall reviews the evacuation procedures for each building. The results of each fire drill are evaluated by Resident Life, Campus Security and Maintenance staff.

  • Fire Safety Policies:

    The following policies are directly related to fire safety and can be found in the Enlightener Student Handbook:

    • 1. If a fire is observed, activate the Fire Alarm system, immediately move to a safe area and call 911 to report the fire and then NGU Campus Security at (864) 977-7777.

    • 2. No student shall tamper with fire safety equipment. Violation is an extremely serious offense warranting disciplinary action including loss of privilege to attend NGU.

    •  3. ALWAYS take fire alarms seriously and leave the building by assigned routes.

    •  4. The unauthorized possession, sale, furnishing, or use of any incendiary device is prohibited.

    •  5. No student shall set or cause to be set any unauthorized fire in or on university property.

    •  6. Turn off electric blankets, irons, lamps and curling irons right after use.

    •  7. Attention to safe use of all appliances is required at all times. Hot plates or any items with exposed heating elements are not allowed in the halls. No cooking is allowed that requires frying with grease. Microwaves must be used in a safe manner and only as designed. Microwaves must be kept clean at all times. Coffee makers must have automatic cut-off capability.

    •  8. Never cover lamps with any material for any reason.

    •  9. The possession or use of fireworks on university property or at events sponsored or supervised by the university or any recognized university organization is prohibited. Fireworks are defined as any substance prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, or detonation.

    •  10. All curtains, decorations or displays used in windows must be made of fire resistant materials

    •  11. Halogen lamps are not permitted in residence halls or apartments

    •  12. No student shall make or cause to be made a false fire alarm. There is a minimum $100.00 fine for tampering with or removing any fire extinguisher, fire detection device or fire alarm. Principles of fire prevention are enforced.  Tampering with fire alarms, extinguishers or other safety features is a very serious offense.

    • 13. Do not hang anything from a sprinkler head.

    • 14. There shall be no burning of incense, candles, open flames of any kind, or the use of any other items deemed dangerous or unsafe.

    • 15. For fire and safety reasons, entry/exit doors in all halls must be kept closed at all times. Doors must not ever be propped open. Interior doors that are considered fire doors must remain closed at all times.

    • 16. Keep hallways and exit paths clear at all times

    • 17. The university is not responsible for appliances (including but not limited to DVD players, televisions, radios, hair dryers) that are damaged due to electrical mishaps, such as surges. Students use these at their own risk.

  • Electrical Wiring

Residents may not alter or repair any electrical equipment or fixture provided by the University. Defects in electrical equipment or wiring should be reported to the NGU Resident Life and let them report it to the Maintenance Department.

  • Power Strips and Extension Cords

  • Electrical overloads are not permitted. Drop/extension cords are not allowed in the resident halls.

  • Do not overload circuits by plugging too many appliances into one outlet. If two or more appliances with a combined wattage of more than 1,500 watts are used, use an Underwriter Laboratory approved power strip with a built-in circuit breaker/surge protector (15 amps or less).

  • Extension cords shall not be used as a substitute for permanent wiring.

  • Extension cords must not be used in succession or in conjunction with power strips.

  • Procedures for evacuation:

GENERAL EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL PEOPLE:

(1) Be informed and prepared before an emergency or disaster occurs.

(2)  Be aware of what the problem is; what has caused the “Safety Plan” to be initiated so that you will know how to respond.

                (3) Know exit locations and exit routes.

(4) Be as calm as you can.

(5) Follow the instructions of the person(s) in charge.

(6) When calling Campus Security or 911:

                                (a) Speak calmly and clearly so that you are understood

                                (b) Give your name, telephone number and location

                                (c) The exact location of the emergency or problem

(d) The nature and scope of the emergency or problem; i.e. what is the problem? Are there any injuries? How many injuries?

(e) Do not hang up the phone until told to do so by the person you are talking to. Note: If you receive a busy signal and are not able to talk with someone in Campus Security, keep trying until you are able to talk to someone in Campus Security.

(7) When exiting or evacuating a building or area, be careful of other people, not to push them down, step on them or push other people onto fallen or disabled people.

FIRE:

Fires are unpredictable, fast and the smoke from the flames and burning of many different types of material is toxic and deadly. Your safety and the safety of others comes first and foremost.

(1) Sound the building fire alarm. Call 9-911 from a campus telephone or 911 from any other telephone. Campus Security can activate a campus-wide alarm if necessary. Call Campus Security at 7777 from a campus telephone or 977-7777 from any other telephone.

(2) Identify the “Fire Exit” nearest your residence hall room. All persons must vacate a building when a Fire Alarm sounds.

(3) Leave the building quickly and in an orderly fashion. Do not stop or go back for personal belongings. Do not use the elevator. Use the stairs. Do not lock doors while leaving the building. See instructions concerning special needs and disabilities for the quick and safe evacuation.

(4) Smoke is the most toxic part of a fire, stay close to the floor.

(5) Assemble outside the resident hall approximately 20 yards from the building at the place designated by your Resident Assistant. This place will be designated at the beginning of the semester. If there is an actual fire, Campus Security, The Resident Assistant or Fire Department will instruct all residents to move to their Evacuation Meeting Place. (EMP) Keep out of the way of firemen, Campus Security and police. Remain outside the building. After evacuating, stay with your co-workers/classmates so that Resident Assistants, Supervisors, and Faculty can determine if the building has been safely and completely evacuated

(6) Notify Campus Security or Student Life Staff on the scene if you suspect someone may still be in the building. Do not leave unless given permission to do so.

(7) Do not re-enter a building unless the “all clear” has been issued by the Fire Department or Campus Security.

(8) If you become trapped in the building:

                DO NOT PANIC!

                (a) Contact Campus Security by using your cell phone at (864) 977-7777.

            (b) Put an article of clothing large enough to hang outside the window and into the room to mark your location for emergency personnel.

                (c) If the room has no windows, stay close to the ground; shout out loudly to attract the attention of emergency workers. 

                (d) Put a wet towel under doors to prevent smoke from coming into room.

Note: If a fire appears to be controllable, first call Campus Security, then alert everyone to the fire, finally, use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. 

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

P-Pull the pin

A-Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire

S-Squeeze the trigger

S-Sweep the nozzle of the fire extinguisher from side to side

Procedures for evacuation of students/people with special needs and disabilities

Note: Students and Faculty and visitors need to be identified as someone needing assistance. North Greenville University cannot develop a specific plan for a specific person unless that person is identified as needing assistance. Although self-identification is the easiest method of identifying students with special needs for rapid exists in the event of a fire or another emergency evacuation, it is not the most comprehensive method to ensure that all special needs people are identified and a plan for evacuation is designed for them.  It is necessary to contact and question all students upon their arrival on campus.

Special consideration must be given to handicapped students with regard to fire safety in residence halls.  To be most effective, handicapped students should be required to evacuate the building during a fire exit drill regardless of their location in the building.  Preplanning is key for the special needs and disability students because his/her own familiarity with the buildings, exits, and the safest methods of egress is vital.  First responders should preplan by having designated individuals assigned to evacuate handicapped persons requiring assistance.  First responders should be advised as to what buildings have handicapped students living in them.  The handicapped person should also seek out buddies to assist in the evacuation and should explain all instructions beforehand.  No one should be left behind during a fire exit drill or fire condition.

To facilitate evacuation, special needs and disabilities persons should be assigned to rooms on ground or egress level whenever possible.  Rooms should be identified on the outside of the building with a distinctly coded sign to advise the fire department without distinguishing the student.  If evacuation of a disabled person is not possible, he/she should return to the room, close the door or proceed to the nearest stairwell if possible and wait for the fire department rescue.  For this reason, each residence hall should have a list of all handicapped students and their room location on file with the fire department. 

These instructions are primarily for Resident Coordinators, Resident Assistants and Building Supervisors in consideration of people with special needs:

1. Be aware of all students and other people who are physically disabled in the residence hall.

2. Know their physical limitations and all methods of transporting them in a quick and safe manner. Assign or have volunteers to accomplish the task.

3. Know all accesses and egresses to and from the building and the closest available exit to remove a person with disabilities from the building

4. If the person is hearing impaired, turn lights on and off to get their attention. To communicate to a hearing impaired person, use hand gestures or write a note and draw the evacuation route.

FACULTY, RESIDENT ASSISTANTS, AND SUPERVISORS SAFETY PLAN RESPONSIBILITIES:

If the alert is to evacuate the building:

(1) Faculty, Resident Assistants, and Supervisors should select one or two persons to lead others safely out of the building.

(2) Faculty, Resident Assistants, and Supervisors are responsible for assigning two individuals per disabled person(s) during evacuation.

(3) Faculty, Resident Assistants, and Supervisors should check any adjoining areas, such as restrooms or supposedly vacant rooms, to be sure that all persons are notified to evacuate.

(4) Faculty, Resident Assistants, and Supervisors should be the last individual(s) to leave the building.

(5) When everyone has safely evacuated the building, Resident Assistants, and Supervisors will systematically sweep and check to see that everyone is accounted for. If there are two people searching the building, coordinate the search efforts. If someone is unaccounted for, Resident Assistants, and Supervisors should immediately alert the Fire Department or Campus Security on the scene. All students and personnel must operate on the buddy system to make sure the all resident hall rooms are evacuated.

(6) Do not go into any building after it has been evacuated until the “all clear” has been given by the Fire Department or Campus Security.

(7) Safety drills are planned each semester by Residence Life. Both announced and unannounced drills will occur.

(8) Failure to evacuate the residence hall during a drill will result in disciplinary action by Student Life/Resident Life.

If You Catch On Fire

 DO NOT RUN

 STOP WHERE YOU ARE

 DROP TO THE GROUND

 ROLL OVER AND OVER TO SMOTHER AND EXTINGUISH THE FLAMES.

EVACUATION MEETING POINTS (EMP) ON CAMPUS:

The following places are central meeting places if a building evacuation is ordered. If a building evacuation is ordered, go immediately to the assigned meeting point for your Residence Hall go to your Resident Assistant or other person in charge. Then, identify yourself to the person in charge of the building to insure that everyone has safely evacuated the building and no one is missing. After they check you in go to the central meeting place closest to the evacuated building. Do not go anywhere other than the Evacuation Meeting Point. Go immediately!

Note: The Resident Assistant for each resident hall will assign the outside meeting place and the EMP for your resident hall at the beginning of the semester.

EMP—Evacuation Meeting Points:

(1) The field in front of the Student Center at least 200 feet from the building.

(2) The practice football field at the football stadium.

(3) The parking lot next to the McCormick House.

(4) Behind Runion/Einstein’s

(5)  The baseball field.

      Fire Exit Drills for All Resident Halls

Residential occupancies– Resident hall, Lodges, Etc. Residential facilities demonstrate the greatest need for adequate and effective fire exit awareness due to the potential loss of life in what often are high-rise structures. Fire exit drills in residence halls must be performed once per semester at a minimum. Because of the nature of the occupancy, it is usually the case that additional drills are performed due to false alarms.

A major concern in resident hall fire drills is the resistance of residents to evacuate the building in the event of a drill.  Resident assistants and other employees must take responsibility for the complete and orderly evacuation of the building.  Education and awareness are key components to an effective fire evacuation program.  Directional signs in the hallways and in each dorm room will help students become more fully aware of their options.

On each floor of the facility, the resident staff should proceed down the hall knocking loudly on each door as he/she passes. Staff should not unlock each door and check each room.

If there is an actual/real fire, the residents will evacuate to their assigned EMP.

  • Fire Safety Education and Training Programs provided for student, faculty and staff: Fire Safety education and training is provided to resident assistant students, student housing staff and full time student services staff during training week before school starts. Student Services provides training for faculty during a faculty meeting during the fall semester. A first aid and safety class is available for students to take as part of their academic schedule. Staff members may also take the first aid and safety class through the academic office.

  • Fire Safety Inspections: Tigerville Fire Department and the NGU Maintenance Department conduct annual Fire Safety Inspections

  • Future Plans: At this time the University feels that the Fire Safety Policies, building features and warning systems are adequate. Future plans include putting dialers on all the alarms that dial directly to Campus Security.

  • 2014 -2015 School Year:

There were no fires reported in the residence halls during the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Residence Hall Annual Fire Safety Report 2012

North Greenville University Residence Halls

Total Fires in each building

Fire Number

Date

Time

Cause of Fire

Number of Injuries that required treatment at a medical facility

Number of deaths related to a fire

Value of property damage

caused by fire

Case number

Units (A-G) Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Bruce Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Jr Howard Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Cline Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Hartness Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Anthony Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Emery Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Horton-Tingle Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Self Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Trustee Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Roberson Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Vandiver Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Martin Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Brashier Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Howard Hall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Wood Houses

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Blackwell Houses

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

West Crain Houses

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

207 Wingo

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Yearwood House

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Chinquapin Duplexes

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Chinquapin Houses

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Foster Circle

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

McKinney House

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

N. Tigerville Houses

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Clinic Apartments

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Watson House

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Georgia

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Marshall

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Crusader Court

0

0

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Residence Hall Facilities Fire Protection Equipment

North Greenville University Residence Halls

Central Fire Alarm (audio/visual alarms)

Smoke Sensors (each room and hallways)

Fire Extinguisher

Fire Rated Interior Doors

Sprinkler Heads  (each room and hallway)

Fire Drills

Units (A-G) Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Bruce Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Jr Howard Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Cline Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Hartness Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Anthony Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Emery Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Horton-Tingle Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Self Hall

x

x

x



2

Trustee Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Roberson Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Vandiver Hall

x

x

x

x

x

2

Martin Hall

x

x

x

x

x

2

Brashier Hall


x

x



2

Howard/Simpson Hall

x

x

x

x


2

Blackwell Houses


x

x



2

West Crain Houses 107,111,117

x


x



2

West Crain 110


x

x



2

Chinquapin, 4, 8, 12, 14, 100


x

x



2

Chinquapin 113, 115, 117, 119


x

x



2

Chinquapin 153 153, 163, 170


x

x



2

Foster Circle


x

x



2

Crusader Court Duplexes


x

x

x*


2

McKinney House


x

x



2

N. Tigerville 7840, 7850, 7873, 7901, 7903

x


x



2

N. Tigerville 7877,


x

x



2

Wingo: 101, Clinic, 207


x

x



2

Georgia

x

x

x

x


2

Marshall

x

x

x

x

x

2

*In Crusader Court, there are fire-rated walls between each duplex