Campus Security

Security and safety on campus are coordinated by the Department of Security Services. Security conducts both foot and vehicular patrols of the campus community 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The Security Office is located in the Cromer Center.

The security officer on duty may be contacted by dialing extension 7146 or "0" from any University telephone. Callers using phones other than LRU extension phones should dial 328-7146. Emergency situations may also be reported by dialing 9-911 or 9-328-5551 from any University extension phone.

Lenoir-Rhyne security officers assist members of the University community in emergency situations while making every effort to provide for their safety. Security officers also have responsibility for the protection of University property and the enforcement of all University traffic rules and regulations. Having no powers of arrest and carrying no weapons, the security officer works closely with all law enforcement agencies. Local law enforcement agencies regularly patrol the adjacent streets, visit the campus, and provide assistance to campus security as needed.

Striving to make the campus a safe place to live and work, security officers request your assistance and cooperation at all times. Suspicious persons or acts should be reported to Security immediately. Individuals should take responsibility for their own safety by taking caution while on or off campus. Accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes or potential problems is strongly encouraged.

The University is an open campus and all buildings except residence halls are accessible to anyone during normal hours of operation. The security officer on duty locks exterior doors on campus buildings each evening. The officer also notes maintenance concerns regarding locks and other security hardware and reports them for repair. Residence hall access is controlled by key, combination, and/or electronic card. Each residence hall room has a separate lock with keys issued only to the room's current resident(s).

The Department of Security Services also provides an escort service upon request. This service is limited to campus and local medical facilities or pharmacies. The service is available 24 hours per day.

Additional services provided by the Department are motor vehicle assistance, lost and found, and crime prevention programs.

Emergency telephones are located in the vicinity of the main entrance to all residence halls. There is also an emergency phone at the entrance to the 7th Ave. parking lot and in the Football Stadium parking lot. All emergency telephones will give the caller direct access to the security officer on duty and will permit the caller to dial 911.

Proper exterior lighting is an important part of the Lenoir-Rhyne University commitment to campus safety and security. Parking lots, walkways, and building exteriors are well-lit and are checked regularly by security officers. Shrubbery, trees, and other vegetation are trimmed on a regular basis. Security officers routinely check campus for security and safety concerns. Any problem noted is reported to the proper department(s).

Federal Law requires Lenoir-Rhyne University to provide the following website in order to research the possibility of known Registered Sex Offenders in the area:


Campus Security

Office Location: Cromer Center
Director of Campus Security: Norris Yoder
(828) 328-7145

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