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.
If you're concerned about your safety or the safety of others for any reason, contact our licensed staff 24/7.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Bethel’s Department of Safety and Security is to maintain a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, and staff belonging to the Bethel University community, to help establish and maintain an environment which will allow for the mental, physical, social and spiritual development of all students, and to help provide an atmosphere in which freedom of cultural expression and the continued growth of the whole student is possible within the Bethel Campus Community.
The Department of Safety and Security is a state-licensed proprietary security service manned by state-licensed armed security officers. As a 24/7 security department on campus, we provide security for the campus in general as well as added security for special events, including all sanctioned athletic events. Through a Mutual Aid agreement, we work closely with local law enforcement agencies as it is necessary to provide a campus atmosphere compatible with the overall mission statement of Bethel University.
We believe in and work hard to comply with all state and federal laws pertaining to security and campus crime.
The Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities to:
- Publish an annual report on campus crime and fire safety statistics.
- Disclose crime statistics for the campus and public areas in and around the campus.
- Provide "timely warning" notices of crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing threat.
- Implement emergency notification procedures.
- Publicly disclose a crime log of any crime within the campus security jurisdiction.
- Maintain a public fire log of any fire within an on-campus student housing facility.
- Disclose reporting procedures and policies for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
- Provide educational awareness programs for the campus community.
To access the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, click here.
College and University Security Information Act - Arrest Log
The 'College and University Security Information Act', specifically §49-7-2206, requires that the university publish an arrest log. Along with their charges, all crimes against persons or property reported to the department that resulted in an arrest will also include the name and address of the arrested individual(s).
The Log Student Handbook
In The Log, Bethel University's Student Handbook, 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
Employees may reference the Employee Handbook for further applicable information.