Private, Christian college in South Carolina

Located in South Carolina, Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community dedicated to transforming lives.

Professors provide one-on-one mentoring outside the classroom at Southern Wesleyan University

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Eclipse Over SWU - August 21, 2017

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Campus Safety

The following is a list of persons and organizations that are trained to receive crime reports.

SWU Security: 644-5121
SWU Security (mobile): 508-0107
EMS: 911
Central Police Dept.: 639-4020
Central Fire Dept.: 639-6262

Annual Security Report for Central Campus 2016-17 (pdf)
Annual Security Report for Regional Education Centers 2016-17 (pdf)


Reporting Criminal Actions or Emergencies

Students, staff and faculty are directed to report all crimes or violations of university safety policies that they witness to a campus security officer, a residence director or the office of Student Life. Telephones are located in residence halls, faculty/staff offices and the Campus Life Center for the convenience of students and employees. Any of the above listed personnel will immediately notify the local police department. In emergency situations, the witness or victim may notify local police directly by dialing 911.

All such serious crimes or violations must be reported to the office of Student Life by one or more of the above at the earliest possible time. Actions that might endanger the campus community will be reported in a timely manner to students and employees by the office of Student Life.


Other Important Numbers for Emergencies

Southern Wesleyan University: 864-644-5000
Jason Tegen, Director of Residence Life: 864-644-5143
Lori Herron, Nurse: 864-644-5575
Joe Brockinton, V.P. for Student Life: 864-644-5142
Justin Carter: 864-644-5144
Jonathan Catron, Maintenance (only for facility emergencies when no one else is available): 864-644-5662
Clemson Police Dept.: 864-653-2040
Sheriff's Dept.: 864-868-2603
Poison Control Center: 1-800-922-1117


SWUALERT Text Notification System

The SWUALERT notification system is available to students, faculty and staff on the main SWU campus in Central.  The SWUALERT notification system is only used to alert the campus community of situations which may require specific action.  For example, the system has been used to alert the campus to impending weather conditions such as a tornado watch or icy conditions but could also be used to alert the campus of other significant critical information.  The SWUALERT notification system is not used to announce events or programs. 

For more information on the SWUALERT notification system and how to opt-in, contact the Office of Student Life at 864-644-5140.

SWU was featured in Campus Safety Magazine about our SMS text alert system.