Joseph D. Nelson

Joseph D. Nelson Chief of Police South Carolina State University Police Department

Thank you for taking time to read this year’s Annual Security Report. This report is designed to provide you with important information about the safety and security on our campus, as well as, to inform you about the crime statistics in accordance to the required “Clery Act”.

As an urban campus, SC State University is a very safe campus. The campus safety experience is due in part to many departments and individuals. “Safety is No Accident”, it is a shared experience, and we all have to be shareholders in this effort. Every SC State University community member must make every effort to report suspicious activity, be observant and use common sense when going about one’s daily activities. SC State has committed to a strong emphasis on safety and security; we are investing a lot of effort, time, and other resources in our Emergency Response Planning.

Our technical capabilities in electronic surveillance, partnering with our residential life group for safer housing, timely warnings when incidents occur, and other initiatives that can lead to greater safety solutions. We hope you will find this report to be informative and helpful. If you have questions you may call me at 803-533-3740. Let’s make SC State University a safe environment for all to enjoy.

Phone: (803) 536-7188

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300 College Street NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117


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