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Safety and Security

The safety and security of our students and employees is of critical importance to us. Here, you'll find policies, procedures, and resources designed to keep you safe here at Bethel.

Safety Committee

If you're concerned about your safety or the safety of others for any reason, contact our licensed staff 24/7. 

24/7 Phone: (731) 415-7599
Office Phone: (731) 352-4222

Main Office: 72 Jordan Avenue (house behind Heritage Hall) - Open 24/7
Satellite Office: Located in the Vera Low Center, 101 Wildcat Lane - Open regular business hours

To notify the Safety Committee made up of faculty and staff of any non-emergency issues of concern regarding the safety of the campus please email

The Clery Act

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Security Office maintains a Daily Crime and Fire Log and publish the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This information provides crime statistics, fire statistics, missing person policies, sex offender registry, and other safety and security policies regarding our campus. This information is available to the public, students, employees, prospective students, and prospective employees.

The Tennessee “College and University Security Information Act,” specifically TCA §49-7-2206, requires the University to maintain an arrest log which is published alongside the daily crime log. Along with their criminal charges, crimes that resulted in an arrest will also include the name and address of the arrested individual.

The Daily Crime and Fire Log is available for inspection during normal business hours. Visit the Campus Security office located in the Vera Low Center or call at 731-352-4222.

To access the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, click here.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for viewing online at the link below. To request a paper copy of this report, contact Campus Security at 731-352-4222.

2023-2024 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Log Student Handbook

In The Log, Bethel University's Student Guide, students can find further information on the following security topics as well as other student residence references.

  • Drug & Alcohol Prevention
  • Self-Harm Protocol
  • Service Animal Policy
  • Support Animal Policy
  • Bullying & Harassment Policy
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy