Campus Security provides comprehensive services to
assist North Greenville University students who have been the victims of crimes
in all of their needs through referral and contact with campus and community
These services include but are not limited to:
- Assisting victims throughout the investigation and prosecution of the offender
- Contacting professors on the victim's behalf
- Informing victims of their rights
- Offering immediate crisis intervention and follow-up counseling
- Providing referral contact information
- Serving as a liaison for the student within the campus community
The Victim Advocate provides services to any currently enrolled North Greenville University student or employed faculty/staff member, whether the crime occurred on or off campus and whether or not the victim chooses to file an official police report. All communication with administrative offices is handled with utmost discretion.
The Victim Advocate can be contacted at (864) 977-2003.
The office provides direct services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as well as campus-wide educational programming to prevent these crimes from occurring.
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. The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the North Greenville University community regarding the reporting, investigation and required emergency notification when a student residing in on-campus housing is determined to be missing (see 20 USCA section 1092; 34 CFR 668.46(h)).
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.
In case of emergencies the University keeps on file, in the Student Life Office, an emergency fact sheet that identifies who will be called in any emergency including a missing person case.
If the student is under 18 years of age and is not an emancipated minor, North Greenville University Campus Security Department will notify the studentís custodial parent or guardian and any other designated contact person within 24 hours of the determination that the student is missing
The emergency contact sheet allows Student Life to receive information about a student in an emergency situation. It also gives Student Life 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:
- Call missing studentís cell phone and send a text message
- Interview roommates, suitemates and known friends
- Look at social networking sites such as Facebook for any activity
- Check the dining hall to see when the last time the studentís ID was scanned
- Check WAPAC to see if student used an ID to enter a building
- Check with faculty members to see when the student was in class or if they have had contact
- Attempt to locate studentís vehicle on campus
- 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 Life Staff, the resident is determined to be missing, the Vice President for Student Life (or designee) will contact the studentís 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 the law enforcement agency. Campus Security will continue to investigate utilizing established police investigative procedures and in collaboration with staff from the NGU Student Life. 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 studentís picture attached.
- Notify the Public Relations Office and refer any outside inquires to the Public Relations Office.