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             IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
                               dial
9-911 from an on-campus phone
911 from a cell phone or
283-3313
Greetings and Welcome to USC Lancaster

The University of South Carolina Lancaster welcomes students and visitors to our campus.  Personal safety and security while you are on our campus pursuing academic studies and attending other events is our primary objective. 

The campus historically has a very low crime rate.  Crime prevention and awareness is the key to maintaining personal safety and security in any environment.  Listed below are several fundamental crime prevention techniques that will insure you against criminal victimization.  Law Enforcement services are provided by the Lancaster City Police Department with support from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department.  An officer is present on campus during academic periods and is available 24 hours a day.   

In the event that services are needed such as an emergency of any kind or to report possible criminal activity from a campus telephone, call 9-911.  Do not try to find the campus officer during an emergency.  You will receive a quicker response by calling 9-911.  If you are using a cell phone, 911 should work.  There are a few problems with some of the out-of-Lancaster cell providers.  If you do not connect with Lancaster 911 services you may call 803-283-3313 to directly link with emergency services (law enforcement, fire and EMS ). 

Provided on this page for your benefit are links to several agencies which provide services and/or information.  The OPE Campus Security Statistics Reports web site provides Clery reporting statistics for our campus.  The SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) web site provides crime statistics and registered sex offender data.  Also provided is a direct link to our campus emergency response guide and a list of designated Severe Weather Shelters on campus.

See also important information located in the document, The Student Right-To-Know and
Campuses Security Act. 

parking decalParking

Parking decals are issued in the Law Enforcement and Security Office located  in the Facilities Management  Building.  Parking decals are to be displayed on vehicles of all students, faculty, and staff.    (Request forms for parking decals are available online.)  Parking fines are payable in the Business Office.  Further parking regulation information can be found in the USCL Student Handbook (page 56).  With additional questions, call 803-313-7084 .

Carolina CardThe CarolinaCard

University policy requires all students, faculty and staff to have a USC photo ID card, the CarolinaCard, on their person while on campus. Photos for the CarolinaCard are made in the Law Enforcement and Security Office located in the Facilites Management Building.  A student may pick up his/her CarolinaCard after all tuition and fees have been paid.  With additional questions, call 803-313-7084


JOHN E. RUTLEDGE, Ph.D.

Director of Law Enforcement and Security
Office: Maintenance & Security Building
803-313-7156
Email rutledj@mailbox.sc.edu

Becky Lowery
Administrative Assistant
803-313-7084
Email lowerybk@mailbox.sc.edu

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Campus Security
Duty Station: Maintenance & Security Building
Watchmen Cell Phone: 803-804-9637

Curtis Cunningham
Tommy Howell
Sandy Jones
Kennie Parker
Sal Rao
Smiley Spratt-Wactor
James Thompson
David Walker

The Law Enforcement and Security Director is responsible for enforcing the rules and regulations of the security policies stated in the USCL Student Handbook. All freshmen and new students are informed of security procedures and practices during freshman orientation and are encouraged to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. For Security Procedures, refer to the USCL .

CRIME PREVENTION TIPS

Keep personal property within sight and secure.  Purses, books and laptops are easy targets for thieves.

Lock your car and make sure valuables are out of sight.

Protect your logins and passwords.  Never share with anyone.

If you or any of your friends are stressed out, contact Counseling Services.

Make sure when you are on campus as a student, faculty or staff that you have your USCL identification card (Carolina Card) and that you park only in designated areas.

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