Campus Safety & Security
The primary role of the Department of Campus Safety is to maintain an orderly and safe collegiate atmosphere for faculty, staff, students and visitors that is conducive to learning and working. The Office has the responsibility for the management of campus parking, issuance of student/faculty/staff IDs, fire and crime prevention, emergency medical assistance and overall campus safety. The officers also provide logistical support for large campus events and offer special education programs on safety and personal protection.
The Chief of the Department is the senior administrator in the office and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management to enhance communication between Philander Smith students and the Department.
Arthur R. Williams, M.S.
Chief of Campus Safety and Security
For Emergencies and Non-Emergency Calls, 24 hours a day:
501-370-5370 Or 501-804-4246
The office of Campus Safety and Security is located in the M.L. Harris Building in the Student Affairs Complex.
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Students are responsible for their own vehicles. Violations by students will result in disciplinary action by the College and the vehicle permanently barred. All students must be able to show proof of liability insurance. All students are advised to have collision and theft insurance as well as working vehicle alarms.Security Officers control and regulate traffic and ensure compliance with traffic rules and regulations. Improper parking and operation of vehicles in a reckless or unsafe manner will be cited and ticketed.
All students' vehicles must be registered with Campus Security and receive a parking decal (vehicles must be registered during school registration period or within 24 hours of its arrival to campus). All residential students must park in the student parking lot behind the old dorms. Non-residential students may park in the Kendall, Titus and BA lots during class hours only. No parking is permitted in the fire lanes. Student parking is not permitted in front of the Cox Administration Building or the Residential Life Center at any time (for staff only).
Parking violations will result in the following (during any given academic year):
1. First parking violation will result in a Warning Ticket.
2. Second parking violation will result in a $50 fine added to your school bill.
3. Third parking violation will result in the towing of the student's vehicle at the owner's expense.
4. Fourth parking violation will result in the student's loss of privileges to have a motor vehicle on the
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