Campus Safety & Security

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About Us

At North Greenville University, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Office of Campus Safety and Security plays a crucial role in creating a secure environment where everyone can thrive. Comprised of highly trained professionals, our team is dedicated to maintaining a safe campus through proactive measures, emergency preparedness, and effective response protocols.

  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Office of Campus Safety and Security is to ensure a safe and secure environment for all members of our campus community by serving others in a Christ-like manner. We are committed to providing professional and responsive services that protect life, property, and the rights of individuals while fostering a culture of respect and personal accountability.

  • Vision Statement

    Our Vision is to be recognized as a leader in campus safety and security, setting the benchmark for excellence in protecting and serving our campus community. We strive to create an environment where safety is paramount, fostering a sense of trust and confidence among students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

  • Values

    Our department expects our members to be morally, ethically, and legally pure. Our members seek to safeguard individual rights and treat all with respect and courtesy. This is achieved through SCRIP.

    • Safety: Our department’s primary value is prioritizing the safety and security of the campus community. This includes implementing proactive measures, conducting regular patrols, and utilizing the latest technological advances to keep our campus free from harm.
    • Collaboration: Our department believes in building strong partnerships and fostering collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other campus stakeholders to achieve optimum effectiveness.
    • Respect: Our department members value treating all individuals with respect and dignity, regardless of their background, or status. We strive to create a considerate and welcoming environment for everyone on campus.
    • Integrity: Upholding high ethical standards and demonstrating integrity is crucial for our officers and department. We value honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions and decisions.
    • Professionalism: Our officers value professionalism in all aspects of their work. This includes maintaining a professional appearance, exhibiting courteous behavior, and delivering services with a high level of competence and efficiency.
  • Authority 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

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NGU Campus Security Information

Campus Safety & Security Leadership

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Chief Jeff Smith

Director, Campus Safety and Security

The NGU campus security team is made up of highly trained professionals who are dedicated to keeping our campus safe. The security team includes security officers, dispatchers, and emergency responders who are available 24/7 to respond to any emergency situation that may arise. We’re here to serve and protect, and we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for everyone on our campus.

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities that receive federal funding to disseminate a public annual security report (ASR) to employees and students.

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North Greenville University (NGU) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.