University of Mount Olive Campus Safety Office

To contact Campus Safety call the following numbers:
Patrol Number: 919-658-7520
Switchboard: 919-658-2502 ext. 1500

Campus Safety’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of our campus community, which is why we provide 24-hour coverage, seven days a week. Safety officers’ duties consist of patrolling the entire campus, securing buildings and property, issuing citations and parking regulations, working special events, responding to calls for assistance, and providing educational seminars and events.

Every effort is made to keep each location a safe place for students to study, work and live. Two campus safety officers are on duty 24 hours a day at our Mount Olive location to ensure the safety of the entire college 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).

Questions and concerns should be referred to the Campus Safety Office, which is under the division of Student Affairs. We are located on 512 Henderson Street. 
 

Services Provided by Campus Safety

  • 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.
  • Laptop Registration: Students are encouraged to prevent theft by registering their laptops with campus safety, free of charge.
  • Bike Registration: Students are encouraged to prevent theft by registering their bikes with campus safety, free of charge.
  • 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.
  • Parking Passes: Evening students may obtain parking passes from the Campus Safety Office.

 

Campus Crime Statistics

The University of Mount Olive is concerned about the safety and welfare of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Crime statistics are available by clicking here or may be requested from the Student Affairs Office located at 634 Henderson St., Mount Olive, NC 28365.

 

Parking Information

 

General Details: Parking Permits/Regulations

  • Students register vehicles with Student Affairs (free parking permits).
  • Faculty/staff register with Human Resources.
  • All visitors must display a temporary pass from Student Affairs Office or Campus Safety Office.
  • Evening students register vehicles with Campus Safety.   

 

Parking Services

These traffic and parking regulations, authorized by the Executive Council, are intended to facilitate the safe and orderly conduct of College 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.

Registration

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 of Mount Olive 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 & Apartments X      
Murphy Regional Center/Kornegay Arena Lot X X X X
Poole Administration LotX     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, 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 Regional 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 and unsafe for both your vehicle and emergency vehicles. Although maintenance employees and contractors are allowed to park on the grass or sidewalks while conducting repairs to the University of Mount Olive facilities, no other vehicles may be so parked.

Towing

Vehicle owners will be held accountable for violations or damages resulting from the 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, email, phone call, or notice placed on vehicle.

 

Information About Drugs and Alcohol: Proud to Be a 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.
  • Visit www.niaaa.nih.gov for more information.

 

Safety Tips

 

Tips for Residents

  • Always lock your room/apartment door.
    • Visiting next door, lock your door.
    • Going to the cafeteria, lock your door.
    • Going to the game room, lock your door.
    • Going to the lobby, lock your door.
    • Going to class, lock your door.
    • Going to the ballgame, lock your 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!

 

General 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, as well as 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. The station is located on 114 E. James Street. From N. Breazeale Ave., you’ll pass the Pizza Village. Turn left at the stoplight (James St.), then keep straight down. Go over the railroad tracks, and the police station will be on your 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 Tips

  • 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.
  • Visit www.ncpc.org for more tips.

 

The University of Mount Olive offers a variety of activities, organizations and resources for our students. We are a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.