Campus Safety

Campus Safety’s number one priority is the safety and well- being of our campus community. We are located 512 Henderson Street. Campus Safety is under the division of Student Affairs. We provide 24–hour coverage seven days a week. Officers’ duties consist of patrolling the entire campus, securing buildings and property, issuing citations and parking regulations, working special events and responding to calls for assistance, and providing educational seminars and events.


Mission Statement

Every effort is made to keep each location a safe place for students to study, work, and live. Questions and concerns should be referred to the Campus Safety Office of Student Affairs. A Campus Safety Officer is on duty 24 hours a day at the Mount Olive location to ensure the safety of the university campus. Any condition that could endanger the welfare of students should be reported immediately to the appropriate authority (a Campus Safety Officer or other Student Affairs staff member).



  • Campus Safety Escort Service: Provides a walking and driving service throughout the entire campus.
  • Lost and Found: All items can be retrieved at the Campus Safety office.
  • Operation ID: Protect your personal property by having your property engraved free of charge.
  • Ripped Off: A courtesy card to remind you could have been ripped off
  • Laptop Registration: Students are encouraged to register their laptops with campus safety free of charge and prevent theft
  • Bike registration: Students are encouraged to register their bikes with campus safety free of charge and prevent theft.
  • Crime Alerts: Timely warnings and information of incidents on campus.
  • Anonymous Tips Site: Provide anonymous information to the Campus Safety Office regarding possible crimes, planned crimes, policy violations, and/or crime information.
  • Emergency Blue Lights: Self-activated emergency system.

Tips for Residents

  • Always lock your room and/or apartment door
  • Never leave exterior doors propped open, always take time to remove the prop. This will keep you safe as well as others.
  • Never leave valuables in plain sight
  • Do not bring a lot of valuables from home
  • Keep your blinds closed at night
  • Never let strangers in your room, even if they tell you they are visiting a friend.
  • Do not keep a lot of cash in your room
  • Please talk to your roommate about the security of the room you will be sharing, this is very important!!!
  • All residence hall exterior doors are locked 24 hours

More Tips

  • Walk with someone, especially after dark
  • Wear bright clothes when walking
  • Do not wear headphones when walking
  • Stay in well lit areas, streets, and paths
  • Call Campus Safety if you need to be escorted back to the residence halls or apartment buildings
  • Let your roommate or RA know you are leaving and your expected arrival time as a safety precaution
  • Carry important phone numbers
  • Keep a full charge on your cell phone
  • Do not give your important information to strangers
  • If you feel you are being followed do not come directly back to campus. Drive to the Mount Olive Police Department and explain what is happening. Mount Olive Police Dept. is located on 114 E. James Street. N. Breazeale Ave. pass the Pizza Village, turn left at stop light (James St.) keep straight down, go over the railroad tracks and the police station is on the right, behind the City Hall Building. Follow the road to the back of the building. When you go out with a group of friends make sure that everyone is accounted for before leaving.
  • Never pick up strangers

Prevention Tips

  • Park in well lit areas.
  • Trust your instincts
  • Walk with confidence.
  • Avoid shortcuts.
  • Never take your personal safety for granted.
  • Lock your vehicle doors and keep windows rolled up.
  • Walk in pairs (buddy system).
  • Do not prop exterior doors open.
  • Be watchful of your surroundings.
  • Do not leave personal property in plain sight.
  • Purses and wallets should be kept in a secure location (locked desk drawer, locked file cabinet or trunk of vehicle).
  • Never leave keys in office door.
  • Lock the last person inside when leaving building.

Identity Theft Prevention

  • Do not provide your personal information unless you are certain it is necessary.
  • Do not provide information over the telephone unless you initiated the call.
  • Contact the Better Business Bureau to confirm whether or not an organization is reputable/exists.
  • Check your credit report once a year from a major credit bureau.
  • Purchase a paper shredder

Drug and Alcohol Facts: Drug-Free Campus

  • Alcohol is not allowed on campus or in the residence facilities
  • GHB, Rohypnol (Roofies) and Ketamine (Special K) are odorless and tasteless, making it easy for someone to slip them into your drink. If you are drugged, you may be sedated for up to 6 hours during which time you will lose inhibitions, succumb to drowsiness, slur your speech and forget what happens.
  • Never leave your drink unattended, especially when at a party or bar
  • Never accept drinks from strangers
  • Never ride with an impaired driver
  • Never get behind the wheel if you consume alcohol or take drugs
  • Alcohol and drugs compromise your safety by lowering inhibitions and clouding your judgment

Parking Permits/Regulations

  • Students must register their vehicle with Student Affairs (Free parking permits)
  • All visitors must display a temporary pass from Student Affairs Office or Campus Safety Office

Parking Services

These traffic and parking regulations, authorized by the Executive Council, are intended to facilitate the safe and orderly conduct of University business, to provide parking services in support of these functions within the limits of available space, and to maintain the flow of traffic on our campus. These regulations are also designed to enhance the safety of our campus, by identifying visiting vehicles. Enforcement of these regulations is necessary to achieve these goals and to comply with fire codes.


All vehicles parking at the Mount Olive location must display a current registration permit or pass displayed in the bottom left corner of the automobile’s rear window or on the left side of the rear bumper.

Parking permits are free. Faculty/Staff may obtain permits at the Human Resource Office and students may obtain permits at the Campus Safety or Student Affairs Office, for up to two vehicles. The fine for failing to register a vehicle is $30.00. Parking permits are valid from August 1 to July 30. A permit does not guarantee a parking space.

Vehicle Safety

Parked vehicles should be kept locked at all times. The University is not responsible for the theft of or damage to the vehicle or any personal property left in the vehicle. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that adequate liability coverage is in effect on the vehicle and its contents at all times.

Designated Parking Areas

Please refer to the following chart for the lot in which you are authorized to park. Parking outside your authorized area in other than the designated short term spaces will result in a parking fine:

Resident Commuter Faculty Staff
Residence Halls and Apartments X
Poole Adminisration Lot X X
Henderson/Academic Offices Lot X X X
Communications/Chapel Lot X X X
Raper Lot X X X
Laughinghouse Lot X X X


Resident students must park their vehicles at their residence hall or at the Murphy Center/Kornegay Arena Parking lot ONLY. Resident students parking at the Poole, Henderson, and Communications/Chapel, Raper or Laughinghouse parking lots will be issued a citation for doing so. These areas are reserved for faculty/staff, commuters, and our visitors. Anyone may park in the Poole Administration building parking lot and the Communications/Chapel parking lot in the designated short term spaces while conducting business in those buildings.
Resident students may park only in areas designated for resident students. Commuter students may park only in areas designated for commuters. Faculty and Staff may park only in areas designated for Faculty and Staff. The Murphy Center/Kornegay Arena lot is available to anyone.

Temporary Permits

Any student who brings an unregistered car on campus for a short period of time (less than two weeks) must secure a Temporary Parking Permit from the Campus Safety Office or the Student Affairs Office. If a temporary permit is needed for a longer period of time, they may be obtained as stated above. A guest staying overnight in a residence hall must also obtain a Temporary Parking Permit.

No Parking Areas

The yellow curbing indicates a NO PARKING ZONE mandated by the local Fire Marshall. Parking in these areas is a violation as well as unsafe for both your vehicle and for emergency vehicles. Although maintenance employees and contractors are allowed to park on the grass or sidewalks while conducting repairs to University facilities, no other vehicles may be so parked.


Vehicle owners will be held accountable for violations or damages resulting from misuse of a vehicle registered in his/her name. Vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense for the following reasons: unregistered or improperly parked vehicles, vehicles which impede the safe and efficient flow of traffic, vehicles receiving three or more citations.

Disabled vehicles should be repaired or removed from campus as soon as possible. Towing of disabled vehicles may occur two weeks after notification to owner. Notification to the owner may be by letter, e-mail, phone call, or notice placed on vehicle.


Ticket fines vary according to offense:
Parking in No Parking Zone $20.00
Parking in an Unauthorized area $20.00
Unauthorized parking-Handicapped Space $250.00
Failure to Register a Vehicle $50.00

Note: Late payment of fines may result in revocation of parking privileges and restriction of future registration. Ticket fines must be paid in the Business Office. Anyone who feels he/she was issued a parking ticket unfairly may appeal the ticket in writing to the Campus Safety Supervisor. Academic transcripts will be withheld from any student owing parking fines.


Campus Safety will ticket when:

1.    Parked in unauthorized areas

2.    Driving in a reckless and careless manner

3.    The driver fails to obey signage

4.    The driver misuses parking decal

5.    The vehicle does not display a valid permit

6.    Blocking fire zones /emergency exits

7.    Parked in handicap parking without authorization

8.    Parking on or blocking sidewalks and passageways

9.    Parking on grass or open areas not assigned for parking

10.    Blocking trash receptacles

11.    Speeding in parking lots

12.    Parking in front of a hydrant

13.    Parking so as to obstruct the normal flow of traffic

14.    Parking in a space not designated for parking

15.    Music or other noise from vehicle disrupts the function of the University

16.    Other offenses which impede the safe and efficient flow of traffic