In Case of Emergency

Dial 8911 if calling from a Campus Phone

Dial 864-388-8222 if calling from a cell or other off-campus phone.

Awareness and Security

College students cannot become complacent under the impression that their campuses are safe havens from our society’s crime.  Crime can occur on campus and against students in the community around campus.

With the information here, we hope to remind you that the most important element in your personal safety is your own consciousness of potential dangers.  With your help, our campus can remain safer than the world at large.

Safety Programs

The Lander University Police Department offers a variety of educational and safety Programs for students, faculty and staff. 


Preventing Assault

The same good sense that can help keep your property secure can also help keep you safe. Remember that just being on campus is not sufficient protection for preventing assault—don’t put yourself in a victim’s position. 

Preventing Theft

Most crimes reported to the University Police involve property rather than personal danger. You can minimize your chances of becoming a victim by remembering that college campuses are not immune to crime.

Sex Offenders

Information on all registered adult sex offenders (age 17 and over) is provided on the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) website under the link "Sex Offender Registry."

Be Cautious and Prepared

Learn the locations of the 33 Blue Light Emergency call boxes in campus parking lots and throughout the campus area. A map showing all 33 locations is available from the University Police Department.

The call boxes provide a direct link to the University Police. No dialing is necessary simply press the emergency red button and the police dispatcher will answer. The blue light at the top of the yellow pole will begin to flash making your location even more visible.