On Campus

Students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to immediately report any criminal offense, suspected criminal activity, fire, traffic accident, injury, or request medical assistance directly to University Police.  This can be done several ways:
  •  From any campus telephone dial 2111. Off campus dial 294-2111.
  • There are emergency telephones located at the access points to residence halls, at the Infirmary entrance, and on campus elevators. Some telephones require dialing 2111. Other telephones require you to only activate the telephone and it will automatically ring the University Police.
University Police procedures require an immediate response to emergency calls. We work closely with the Duncan Chapel Fire Department, Greenville County Emergency Medical Services, and other area emergency resources to assure a complete and timely response to all emergency calls. Calls are dispatched on a priority basis. We know your call is important to you. The officer must respond to the most critical call first.
  •  1st Priority response is given to crimes against persons and personal injuries.
  • 2nd Priority is provided to crimes not in progress where the victim is not in danger, property crimes, and escort services after the shuttle service stops.
  •  3rd Priority is provided to other services.

Crime Statistics Mandated by the Clery Act

The below statistics reflect crime statistics mandated by the federal "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act". These statistics represent incidents that have been reported to the University Police as well as other University officials who have significant responsibility for student and campus activity as defined by the Clery Act. Information is not solicited from the Counseling Office or the Chaplains since their activities are protected and confidential. Incidents reported in the following tables do not always result in criminal investigation or prosecution when the victim chooses not to pursue the matter criminally and opts for alternative resolution such as the student judicial process.

Campus Residence : Residence halls, apartments, and other facilities used for student or staff housing.        
Campus Other : All non-residential facilities.
Non-Campus Property: Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purpose; or, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution. The University has two off-campus facilities.  One is used for astronomy which is located off of Highway 11 in Greenville County and the other is the Upcountry History Museum which is a non-profit independent entity operated by Furman University.

Public Property :
The only public property within the University boundaries is the Swamp Rabbit Trail.  This is a Greenville County property that traverses the University.


CRIMINAL
HOMICIDE & MANSLAUGHTER
FORCIBLE
SEX OFFENSES
NON-FORCIBLE
SEX OFFENSES
ROBBERY
LOCATION

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

Campus Residence

0

0

0

3

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

Campus Other

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Non-campus Property

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 


AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
BURGLARY
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
ARSON
LOCATION

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

Campus Residence

2

2

     1

12

4

5

2

0

0

0

1

0

Campus Other

0

2

2

0

2

3

0

5

7

0

1

0

Non-campus Property

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 


DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS
LIQUOR LAWS & UNIV. POLICY VIOLATIONS
WEAPONS VIOLATIONS
HATE CRIMES
DISPOSITION

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

2009

2010

2011

Arrests

0

1

5

0

1

5

0

0

2

0

0

0

Student Disciplinary Referral

19

15

14

195

190

312

0

0

0

0

0

0 


Other Statistics for 2011 calendar year:

* 61 Larcenies - bicycles
* 9   Larcenies - from motor vehicle
* 53 Larcenies - other
* 51 Damage to property reports
* 3  Simple assaults
* 7  Harassment reports
* 2  Hate crimes (suspects not identified)

Fires

Duncan Chapel Fire Department and the local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unit, which serves the campus, is located a the corner of the Furman University campus.

There were 4 fires reported.

       * 5 Mulch pile (spontaneous combustion) - no damage to property, injuires or deaths 

        * 1 Electrical fire in Townes Science Center - damage limited to a electrical panel box, no injuries
           or deaths. 



Off-Campus Reporting


The Furman University Police handles criminal matters for all university owned facilities. Furman has no off-campus housing or student organizations. Furman has two off campus educational facilities.  One is an observatory used by the Physics Department in northern Greenville County. The Greenville County Sheriff's Office assists with responses to service calls at this location.  The other facility is the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville City which is operated by Furman employees.  The Greenville City Police responds to calls for service at this location and informs Furman Police as needed.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office normally informs the Furman Police of serious nearby campus criminal activity that may affect the University community. When this information is known, timely warnings and advisories are provided to the campus community. The information will be posted on this web site.

If you are a victim or witness to a crime off campus, dial 911 from any off campus telephone to make a report or request emergency services.

Off-Campus Crime Statistics for January to December 2011.


At our request, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office has provided information on crimes and incidents that occurred on public property, streets and roads contiguous to university property for the calendar year of 2011. Areas covered by this report were:

Duncan Chapel Road (300 to 2805)

  • 2 Theft from Auto
  • 1 Sexual Assault
  • 1 Sexual Fondling
  • 1 Malicious Damage

North US 25 Bypass from 319 to 205 (Duncan Chapel Road to Roe Ford Road)
  • 5 Larceny
  • 2 Simple Assault
  • 1 Alcohol Violation
  • 2 Theft from Auto

Poinsett Hwy (3000 – 3600)
  • 1 Drug Violation
  • 1 Disorderly Conduct

New Roe Ford Road - None

Old Roe Ford Road
  • 1 Larceny

Glenrose and Marchbanks Avenues - None

At our request, the Greenville City Police Department has provided information on crimes and incidents that occurred at the Upcountry Museum and surrounding area for 2011.

  • 1 Intoxicated Person
  • 2 Simple Assaults

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