Safety & Security
The University employs Campus Security officers to supervise and enforce safety and security measures and policies. Their duties include the enforcement of Federal and State Law, City and County Ordinances, and Limestone University Rules and Regulations. As designated Campus Security officers, these persons have the following rights and responsibilities:
- Campus Security has the right and responsibility of reporting all violations of campus, State, and Federal Policies and Laws.
- Campus Security officers have the right to detain and question any person on University property. If stopped by Campus Security, a student should fully cooperate with the officer and respond to questions and requests for name and ID. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action.
- Campus Security maintains the right to search campus and personal property and to confiscate contraband that is in violation of campus policy, that is illegal, or that may be used as evidence in a disciplinary or police investigation.
- Campus Security has the authority to use reasonable force when necessary to accomplish its duties.
- Campus Security reserves the right to contact local law enforcement agencies to assist in the performance of their duties.
- Campus Security officers have the legal authority to arrest individuals when it is essential to the safety of persons and property.
Other individuals on campus authorized to supervise and enforce safety and security measures and policies are RAs, Resident Directors, Director of Residence Life & Housing, Dean of Student Life, Vice President for Financial Affairs, Provost, and President.
Campus Security is on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day. During regular office hours, the Office of Student Life and/or the Office of Campus Security should be notified of security violations or requests for service involving students. The Vice President for Financial Affairs has the staff responsibility of Campus Security oversight and should be consulted about security issues.
Limestone University is fortunate to be located in an exceptionally safe community with convenient police and fire coverage. However, every individual must be aware of potential hazards. Recommended precautions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Students should insure personal property. In some situations, homeowner’s insurance will cover property in a University residence hall. If this is not the case, renter’s insurance policies are available at reasonable costs.
- Students should keep their doors locked at all times.
- Students should make an itemized list of and engrave valuables.
- Whenever possible, students should refrain from bringing valuable items with them.
- Students should avoid leaving messages that they are not in their rooms.
- Students should secure or report entrances that are propped open or unlocked.
- Students should not lend keys to other individuals.
- Students are expected to respond to all fire alarms. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.
- Students should report anyone tampering with fire safety equipment immediately.
- Students should walk in groups and park in well-lit areas.
- Students should be aware of and alert to their surrounding environment.
- Students should report any suspicious activity immediately to Campus Security or the Office of Student Life