Training and Authorized to Serve You
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 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).
North Greenville Security operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. In case of emergency, dial 9-911 from a campus telephone or 911 from any other telephone. For emergencies, dial 9-911 from a campus telephone or 911 from any other telephone. For non-emergencies, use the LiveSafe mobile app to contact Campus Security.
In fulfilling the primary role of providing an environment that is as safe as possible, we patrols the campus, secures and unlocks buildings and rooms at appropriate times, provide safety escorts, and provide on campus medical transportation. We investigate any criminal activity that occurs on campus.
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 an ID card. Admittance to male residence halls is gained by using a key. Over extended breaks, the doors of all halls will be secured 24 hours a day.
All freshmen and transfer students go through orientation. You will learn 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 Program
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.
Campus Safety & Security Policies
Monitoring Off Campus Activity Policy
The Office of Campus Safety and Security and North Greenville University have an excellent working relationship of cooperation with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the Traveler’s 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.
In the event that a sexual assault occurs, the victim should: stay as calm as possible; 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, dial 9-911 from a campus telephone or 911 from any other telephone, or contact Health Services (864.977.7170), or Student Services (864.977.7121).
If the crime occurs off-campus, call the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office (864.257.5210) or the Travelers Rest Police Department (864.834.9029). 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 Services, 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.
NGU is committed to providing a safe and secure campus for all of its students, faculty, and staff. The University is patrolled 24 hours a day by armed security personnel who are SLED Level III officers and are here to serve and protect the community.
As part of NGU’s safety and security policies, students agree they will not be found in possession of any weapons (on person, in vehicle, or in room) while on campus.
This policy does not include tools such as knifes and multi-tools from being carried. Knives that are carried on campus must have blades that are roughly 3” or less in length. Knives longer than this can be confiscated by NGU officials and may not be returned to the owner. Current CWP holders may have a weapon locked in their vehicle while on campus after they have notified the Office of Campus Safety and Security and completed the registration process.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of weapons that are not allowed under this policy:
- Knives with blades longer than 3”
- Decorative swords or knives
- Bows, crossbows, or arrows
- Sling Shots, BB guns, paintball guns, pellet guns, or water guns
- Explosives of any type or purpose (this includes all types of fireworks)
- Fake weapons that look like real weapons
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.