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Clemson University Police Department

Policies

Facilities Policies

A Building Security Coordinator is designated for each Clemson University facility. The Building Security Coordinator is the senior administrator (or designee) of the academic or administrative unit that occupies the building. If two or more units from a single division occupy one facility, the vice president designates the Building Security Coordinator. If two or more units from different divisions occupy one facility, the vice presidents involved designate the Building Security Coordinator.

The Building Security Coordinator serves as the liaison to the Clemson University Police Department as well as other campus departments such as the Fire Department, University Facilities, etc. The following are duties of the Building Security Coordinator:

  • Develop a written security plan in conjunction with the appropriatelaw enforcement authorities and with the approval of the senior administrator(s) responsible for the building
  • Help educate building occupants about the written security planand safety/crime prevention in general
  • Help the appropriate law enforcement authorities communicateinformation quickly to building occupants about particular crimesand/or threats to their personal safety

Access Policies

Main Campus

Clemson University promotes the security of campus personnel and appropriate access to University property. During normal business hours, Clemson University is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key, electronic access and/or alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Clemson University Police Department, TigerOne Card Services or the designated Building Security Coordinator. During periods of extended closure, the Clemson University Police Department will only admit those persons with approval from the designated Building Security Coordinator.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from the University facility, including the Building Security Coordinator, Clemson University Police Department and Facilities Services, will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

Universeity Center of Greenville

During normal business hours, the University Center of Greenville
is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key and alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Greenville Technical College Police Department or University Center Management. During periods of extended closure, the University Center staff will admit only those persons with prior approval.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established
building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from the University Center of Greenville, Clemson University Police Department, Greenville Technical College Police Department and Facilities Services will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

International Center for Automotive Research

During normal business hours, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key, card access and/or alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Clemson University Police Department or CU-ICAR management. During periods of extended closure, CU-ICAR staff will admit only those persons with prior approval.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from the International Center for Automotive Research, Clemson University Police Department, Greenville Police Department and Facilities Services will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

Greenville One

During normal business hours, Greenville ONE is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key, card access and/or alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Clemson University Police Department or Greenville ONE management. During periods of extended closure, Greenville ONE staff will admit only those persons with prior approval.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from Greenville ONE, Clemson University Police Department, Greenville Police Department and Facilities Services will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

Graduate Program in Historical Preservation

During normal business hours, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is open to students, parents, employees, contractors and guests. During non-business hours, access to buildings is by key, card access and/or alarm access code if previously authorized by policy or issued by a representative of the Clemson University Police Department or Graduate Program in Historic Preservation management. During periods of extended closure, staff will admit only those persons with prior approval.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to established building hours. Areas that are identified as security concerns will have safety surveys conducted to identify measures to enhance the area. Administrators from the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, Clemson University Police Department, Charleston Police Department and Facilities Services will review these results. The surveys will examine security issues such as access control, lighting, landscaping, locks, alarms and communications.

University Housing Security Policy

Policies governing access to University Housing facilities are determined by the type of accommodations to which the student is assigned. In University apartments, residents control access to their individual apartment units. In traditional residence halls, guests must be escorted by a resident host. The visitation policy can be found at housing.clemson.edu/new-students/contracts-policies/visitation-policies.

The Clemson University Police Department and University Housing are primarily responsible for overseeing the security in University residence halls and apartment communities. During the evening hours, the Clemson University Police Department supervises a Residential Housing Security Program which frequently patrols and conducts live camera monitoring of on-campus residence halls and apartment communities . These personnel are assigned portable radios to maintain communication with the Clemson University Police Department's Communication Center.

Entry into all residence halls is monitored continuously by an electronic perimeter access system. Security for University Housing is further enhanced by the full-time, graduate level staff and resident assistants who live within all student housing areas . Staff are available to provide assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Community desks are open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Monday–Friday. During evenings and weekends, staff on-call information is available at community desks at all times for assistance in case of emergencies. Every year, all student staff members are required to attend security and fire safety training sessions. University Housing provides an on-call emergency responder 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The following University Housing regulations promote a safer residence hall environment:

  • Residents who leave by locked security doors are responsible for leaving the doors in a locked position. If a resident props open any door, he or she may be held accountable to the terms of the housing contract and Student Code of Conduct
  • Locks on room/apartment exterior doors are provided for security. Students are encouraged to use them. Students are advised to always close and lock doors and windows whenever they go to bed and whenever they leave the residence hall room or apartment, even if just going away for a few minutes. Students are also prohibited from loaning out keys and are required to report a lost key immediately to the commmunity desk During University break periods, additional precautions are recommende d, such as removing small portable items and closing curtains or shades. Any losses should be reported to the Clemson University Police.

Firearms

South Carolina Code of Laws section 16-23-420(a) addresses carrying a weapon on campus and reads: “It is unlawful for a person to possess a firearm of any kind on any premises or property owned, operated or controlled by a private or public school, college, university, technical college, other post-secondary institution or in any publicly-owned building, without the express permission of the authorities in charge of the premises or property. The provisions of this subsection related to any premises or property owned, operated or controlled by a private or public school, college, university, technical college or other postsecondary institution, do not apply to a person who is authorized to carry a concealed weapon (SC Code of Laws Title 23, Chapter 31, Article 4) when the weapon remains inside an attended or locked motor vehicle and is secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.”

Workplace Violence Policy

It is the goal of Clemson University to promote a safe, respectful and productive work environment in which to deliver quality academic programs, public service activities and research and administrative services. To this end, the University will not tolerate, condone or ignore workplace violence. Each department head, manager, supervisor and employee is responsible for keeping the workplace free of violence. This includes intimidating, hostile, threatening or violent behavior by employees or non-employees (vendors, job applicants, visitors, spouses, etc.) against self, others, University property or property owned by third parties but present on University premises. Students, faculty and staff may refer to the Human Resources Policies and Procedures manual (clemson.edu/employment/current.html) for more information regarding the workplace violence policy on campus

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