Keep Sherman A Safe Campus
Sherman College of Chiropractic takes pride in maintaining an intimate and safe atmosphere.
Assuring the safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff on campus is a primary commitment of the College. The Security Department and the Office of Student Affairs work in conjunction to institute safety measures and deal with issues of crime and personal security.
If you see a condition which seems unsafe, please contact any maintenance employee or report it to extension 392.
Security officers include all members of the security and maintenance department as well as contract security guards. Contracted security guards have full arrest powers and are licensed through the SC Law Enforcement Division. Other individuals with designated security functions include the Dean of Student Services and the Vice President for Business and Finance. Sherman College is under the jurisdiction of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and they are responsible for the determination and investigation of criminal activity.
Walking the Campus
The security department routinely patrols the campus. However, you should take responsibility for your safety. Below are safety tips for everyone:
- Travel in groups — never alone.
- Stay alert and don’t be distracted! Be aware of your surroundings.
- Trust your instincts. Leave an area if you are uncomfortable.
- Walk only in areas that are well-lit.
- If you are uneasy about walking to your car after dark, call the security department and ask for an escort. The after hours security number is 864-316-7576.
Access to Campus Buildings
All buildings on campus are locked and require college issued security badges. Guest badges are available at the receptionist area during normal business hours 8:00 am-4:30 pm.
Normal hours for building access are:
- E.C. Taylor Health Center Mon. – Fri. 7:00 am til 6:00 pm.
- Scallon & Olsen Buildings Mon. – Fri. 7:00 am til 10:00 pm
To Report a Crime
If you see a crime occur or have information about a crime please, report it promptly to the Director of Security Patrick Lausier, Student Affairs, or an administrator.
Anonymous Crime Report
If you don’t want to report a crime or other problem in person, you can go to the website and report it anonymously.
Emergency Contact Numbers
To Report a CRIME or any emergency contact any College Employee Or call:
- Office of Campus Security x. 392
- Police, EMS – Emergency 911
- SAFE Homes – Rape Crisis Coalition 1-877-9700
- Mental Health Center 585-0366
- Mary Black Memorial Hospital 573-3000
- Spartanburg Regional Medical Center 560-6000
- Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center 582-7588
You can view the South Carolina sex offenders’ web site at http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54575&disc=
Save A Life! Don’t Drink and Drive!
Drug & Alcohol Policy
Drug and alcohol abuse are significant threats to the safety and security of any community and college campuses are not exempt. SCC enforces a strong anti-drug and alcohol policy to prevent the illegal use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol on or off campus. SCC also complies with the Drug-Free School Act of 1989, which requires college officials to turn over to authorities, for arrest and prosecution, any person who illegally uses drugs.
For assistance visit the counseling services page.
Policy on Sexual Assault
SCC is dedicated to maintaining a campus environment that actively discourages and condemns violence of any kind. The college does not tolerate or ignore acts of sexual violence. A student charged with sexual assault on or off campus can be prosecuted under criminal statutes and disciplined by the college. College discipline may be handed down with or without prosecution by local, state or federal authorities. College discipline includes, but is not limited to, probation, suspension or expulsion. View full policy.
Reporting a Sexual Assault
The college encourages everyone to report any incident of sexual assault on campus immediately to the security department (x. 392), student services department (x.224), or the business office (x.243). These offices also stand ready to help anyone who is the victim of an assault off campus.
It is essential that a victim of a sexual assault receive immediate medical attention, to protect against injury and disease and to assist in later prosecution. Preservation of evidence may require that before receiving such attention, the victim should not shower, wash any body part, douche, brush teeth, drink liquids or change clothes. The victim should also avoid urinating, and if there has been oral sexual contact, should not smoke or eat.
For immediate assistance contact LaShanda Hutto-Harris or Kristy Shepherd.
No Weapons are Allowed on Campus
This includes inside any and all vehicles. By entering the premises of Sherman College, all persons agree to abide by the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of Sherman College and agree to fully cooperate with all security officers. Security officers have the authority to search all persons and property.