North Greenville Security Officers serve the Lord Jesus Christ on this Campus by serving you, the students, faculty, staff and visitors of North Greenville University. The officers enforce all federal and state laws, including all traffic laws. They are local law enforcement and should be treated accordingly. Enforcement of University and Campus rules and regulations is also part of their responsibility.
Campus Security Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Campus Security can always be reached at 977-7777. The office is open Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the office is open Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Officers will be in the office at times during the day and night and on patrol at other times.
Emergency Medical Problems
North Greenville University is staffed with emergency medical personnel and does operate a medical clinic. If a medical emergency arises, call Campus Security at 977-7777. Campus Security will contact the appropriate personnel.
Parking Permits, tickets and appeals
The department of Campus Security issues and maintains all parking permits: all permanent, temporary and medical permits. Parking permits are mandatory for all vehicles of students, faculty and staff. This includes short term or temporary vehicles. Campus Security enforces all parking regulations. (See the Parking Regulations on the Campus Security website for a description of all regulations.) Parking permits are coded for the residence of the owner of the vehicle. The permit's code will determine where you are allowed to park. If you are not in a parking space for your permit code, you will be ticketed.
All parking tickets are issued by officers of Campus Security. All appeals are to be made to Campus Security within 14 days of the issuance of the ticket Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The office hours for selling permits are:
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Student Identification Cards are issued by Student Life. Every student is required to have their personal NGU Identification Card on their immediate person at all times. Campus Security has the authority to request that a student produce their Student Identification Card at any time.
Campus Security provides safety escorts to students, faculty, staff and visitors. This service is offered mostly at night. Anyone needing to go from their vehicle to the dorm, from a building to their dorm or from their office or class to their vehicle can call Campus Security and they will be safely escorted to their destination. If you are coming onto campus in your car and would like to have a safety escort, then:
- Call Campus Security WHEN you get to your parking spot, request a safety escort and notify them of your location and destination.
- Keep vehicle running.
- Keep lights on so that Security can identify which car is yours.
- When Campus Security gets to where you are parked, turn off your lights, turn off your car and follow the instructions of the officer.
Campus Security will transport people who have a medical need from the clinic to their dorm or from their dorm to the clinic. Campus Security will also transport people to other destinations around campus with approval of their medical need.
Report a crime or accident
Campus Security has the same authority as a deputy sheriff to take reports, investigate and make arrests. Campus Security will take incident reports of problems, crimes and accidents. They will investigate the incident and respond with the appropriate measures.
If you lock your keys in your dorm room, you can call Campus Security and they will come and unlock the door to your room. You will be required to show your student ID card. Your name will be given to Student Life. Do not leave the door to your room unlocked as this is unsafe. If you have lost your key, please contact Student Life so that they can replace it.
Minor Vehicle Problems
- Keys locked in your vehicle. Campus Security will not attempt to pop the lock. They will give you the name and number of a locksmith. If you choose, you can leave a copy of your vehicle key with Campus Security. Campus Security will seal your key in an envelope with your name and signature, then store it in a locked box. If you lock your key in your vehicle, you can contact Campus Security and receive your spare key to unlock your vehicle.
- Out of gas. Campus Security stores several 1 and 2 gallon gas cans at their office. If your vehicle runs out of gas, Campus Security can loan you a can with gas in it. You will need to give your name, residence and student ID. When you return the gas can, please have it full for the next person.
- Dead Battery. Campus Security will jump start your vehicle if the battery will hold the charge. Call Campus Security and tell them where your vehicle is parked, and then put the hood of your vehicle up to facilitate finding your vehicle. Campus Security and North Greenville University are not responsible for damage that might occur to the vehicle during the jump start.
Campus Security enforces state traffic laws, including speed limit and signage laws. Officers direct daily and special event traffic and parking. They reserve parking spaces for special guests. They seek to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians while making traffic flow move as smoothly as possible and parking as convenient as possible.
Campus Emergency Notification Systems
Campus Security has several different alert systems in place to notify students, faculty, staff and visitors to different conditions that possibly are effecting the normal daily operations of the campus and campus life. The systems are: the campus-wide sirens, the IRIS alert system, and the NGU web page. For further information, please see the Safety Plan also found on the Campus Security Website.
Property Identification and Documentation
Campus Security has forms that will help you to inventory your personal possessions. North Greenville Security Officers will give instructions on completing the inventory form, taking pictures and marking property. Also, NGU Security can offer other options to help secure your personal property.
Fire Monitoring Systems
All buildings are equipped with fire monitoring Systems. Campus Security responds to every alarm to insure the safety of every individual. They investigate the cause of the alarm and verify the safety of the building before approving it for re-occupancy.