University 101 Programs

Campus Safety and Building Security

The "Campus Safety and Building Security" presentation is presented by a member of the USC Division of Law Enforcement and safety. The presentation consists of a PowerPoint presentation which covers many important aspects of crime prevention and campus safety. This includes how to contact law enforcement in the event of an emergency, criminal activity that can occur on and off campus, escort and shuttle services, problems areas for students (alcohol and drugs), how to protect themselves and their property, and other helpful resources on campus.

Learning Outcomes

The "Campus Safety and Building Security" presentation supports University 101 learning outcomes:

III. Prepare Students for Responsible Lives in a Diverse, Interconnected, and Changing World

d. Describe processes, strategies, and resources, and explain the implications of their decisions related to their overall wellness.

The students will be educated in the areas of crime prevention, reduction, and awareness of criminal activity. We will also inform students about the numerous educational programs through the police that let them know what they can and should do to prevent themselves from becoming potential victims.

As a result of attending this presentation students will:

  • Know several ways to contact law enforcement in the event of an emergency
  • Be aware of various crimes that occur on and off campus
  • Know ways to protect themselves and their property
  • Know the various shuttle and escort options available to assist students in getting around campus

Presentation Outline

  • Division of Law Enforcement & Safety
    • Law Enforcement website
    • Organizational chart
    • USC PD location
    • Patrolling the campus
    • Uniforms/Recognizing Area Law Enforcement
  • Crime on campus and areas where crime most frequently occurs
    • Residence Halls
    • Public Places
    • Parking Lots
    • Off-Campus
  • Problem areas for students
    • Drugs
    • lcoholic beverages
    • Fake IDs
    • Date rape drugs
  • Protecting your personal property
    • Photo copying important information in purse/wallet
    • Registering valuable electronic items with USC PD
    • Engraving identifying information on property
    • Protecting textbooks
    • Registering and securing bicycles on campus
  • Protecting Yourself
    • Threats and Harassment
    • Store emergency telephones numbers in cell phone
    • Emergency Call Box usage and locations
    • Armed Robbery
    • Sexual Assault
    • Assault and Battery
    • Internet safety
    • Cyber Crimes 
    • R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)
    • Carolina Alert System
  • Shuttle services/escort options
    • Day time
    • Evening
    • Night time
    • Carolina Cab Safe Ride Program
    • Law Enforcement
      • Presentation Length
        50 minutes or 75 minutes

        Presenter Training
        The presenters are certified law enforcement officers with USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. The presenters are trained at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.