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Mission Statement

Anderson University Campus Safety leads a University-wide effort to provide a safe environment for all students, employees, and guests to engage in academic development, spiritual growth, and fellowship. We accomplish this by providing professional safety and security services, and effective emergency planning and response. Campus Safety Officers are certified and licensed through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and are on campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is the objective of Campus Safety that students, faculty, staff, and guests find their time at Anderson University to be enjoyable, rewarding, and safe.

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Authority Statement

The Campus Security Department gains its authority from the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), licensed as a Business of Proprietary Security. Officers are trained and registered by a state approved instructor, and 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).

Emergency Response Plan

In the event of a campus emergency, the Anderson University community will be notified through email, RAVE Notification and a 24-hour hotline: 864-622-6057. The Emergency Response team is constantly evaluating new technologies for communication as they emerge.

The Anderson University community should stay tuned to television: WYFF-TV (channel 4 locally) WSPA-TV (channel 7 locally) and local radio station:

WRIX 103.1 FM, (864)224-9749 for the latest
information on schedules during severe
weather and related closings.


Since family anxieties will be a priority during emergencies, students should talk with family members about various ways of getting in touch with one another should normal communication routes be disrupted. It is important for Anderson University faculty, staff and students to be aware of their surroundings and report any unusual activities on campus. Students should keep residence hall entrance doors and suite doors secure.

It is our sincere hope that our campus will remain free from any disruptions, but if one should arise be confident that everything possible will be done to care for our students, faculty, and staff.

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