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Campus & Public Safety

Safety on campus is coordinated by the Public Safety Office, which is located in Cromer Center. In February 2020, LR began a new initiative with the Hickory Police Department that places HPD officers on campus full-time. HPD officers join LR's 10 campus safety officers in providing 24-hour coverage on campus.

Lenoir-Rhyne Public Safety:

  • Assists members of the university community in emergency situations while making every effort to provide for their safety.
  • Protects university property and enforce all university traffic rules and regulations.
  • Strives to make the campus a safe place to live and work.
  • Conducts foot and vehicular patrols of the campus community 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Local law enforcement agencies regularly patrol the adjacent streets, visit campus and provide assistance to Public Safety as needed. Suspicious persons or acts should be reported to Public Safety immediately. Individuals should take responsibility for their own safety by taking caution while on or off campus.

Emergency Operations Plan "What to do if..."

Parking Map & Rules

Public Safety: 828.328.7146

Norris Yoder

Director of Public Safety

Register for Rave Alert

For additional emergency procedures or information pertaining to Security Services, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Federal Law requires Lenoir-Rhyne University to provide access to research the possibility of known Registered Sex Offenders in the area.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety

Campus safety and security is important to current and prospective members of the Lenoir-Rhyne University community. Because we value campus safety and security, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the “Clery Act”), Lenoir-Rhyne publishes an annual security report containing crime statistics, security policies, and other security information.