The SWU Security personnel are administratively responsible to the office of Student Life. Security personnel do not have authority to arrest, however they do have authority to enforce all campus regulations and report all violations. Security personnel should be given the same respect due any university employee or law enforcement officer. They are required to immediately report any violations of local, state or federal laws to local law enforcement as well as to the Student Life office. Security concerns should be addressed to the Student Life office.
Security and Access to Campus Facilities
Southern Wesleyan University affords an open campus where students, faculty and staff are free to move about at will. As an open campus, guests are welcome. Campus facilities are for the use of SWU students, faculty and staff. Visitors may reserve the use of facilities through the appropriate office.
Because we have an open campus, we ask all students, faculty and
staff members to report any strange or suspicious activities to security
personnel, the student life office, residence hall staff or, if necessary, to the local police department.
Campus Lock-up Procedure
Security personnel secure and lock all buildings at various times when buildings are not in use or at curfew and lock-up times established by the Academic V.P. & Dean's office, Student Life office and Maintenance. After buildings are secured for the night, security personnel conduct routine door checks of all campus facilities, including residence halls. Regular patrols are made around and in buildings and around campus during the night.
Southern Wesleyan University does not sponsor off-campus housing and does not recognize off-campus student organizations. If you need assistance off-campus, please contact Central Police Department at 864-639-4020.