Campus Security

Phone: (828) 689-1230
Fax: (828) 689-1490
Campus Box: 6676
Email: security@mhu.edu

The Campus Security Department is located on the top floor of the Wren Student Union in the Student Development Suite. The department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year to provide security to our university community. Mars Hill University has its own campus security department under the direction of a Director of Campus Safety and Security Denise with a staff of four security officers.

Mars Hill University is concerned about the safety and security of all members of the university community and is committed to providing a safe environment in which all members can achieve their goals. Mars Hill University is not immune from all crime, but due to our rural physical location adjacent to the town of Mars Hill, and because of the attitude of community shared between the university and the town, we do not experience a significant amount of crime.

Mars Hill University has developed a series of safety and security policies that have been implemented to ensure that every possible precaution is being taken in protection of our university community. Although we have been very fortunate in not experiencing any major crimes on campus, it would not be accurate to state that we have no crime on campus. As the crime statistics in this report reveal, most of our crimes consist of petty larcenies where a student did not lock his or her dormitory room and an earring or a watch, etc. was taken. The majority of crimes occurring on this campus could be prevented if the student population followed the security measures posted in each residence hall that reminds them to lock their doors whenever they leave the room.

In an effort to prevent such incidents, a full staff of residential living personnel is located in each residence hall to oversee the behavior of the residents and to inspect the condition of the fire safety equipment, exit lighting and to report any safety hazard. Residential living staff personnel also conduct mandatory floor meetings with the residents that cover crime prevention practices and define what type of behavior is expected. They also monitor access to the building through the enforcement of the visitation policy.

Annual Clery Report (Security Report) and Fire Safety Report (PDF)