Campus Safety

At the University of the Cumberlands the safety and security of our students and staff is of the utmost importance.  The University has developed policies and procedures to help provide a safe environment for both students and employees.    


Campus Safety and Security

The Department of Safety and Security operates out of the Bock Information Dispatch Center, which maintains 24 hour coverage of the University’s switchboard and the Campus Emergency number, 4444. The University has full-time contracted Security Officers who patrol Campus, monitor traffic, assists students and staff, and provides escort services when needed. The Bock Dispatch Center and the Security Officers have direct radio contact

with the Williamsburg Police Dept. and Whitley County 911 dispatch at all times. The Williamsburg Police Dept. patrols campus as well. Several University buildings are monitored by security cameras. The University also has an emergency notification system to alert students of any imminent danger or situation.


Residence Hall Safety and Security

The residence Halls are locked at designated times each evening. These times are Sunday-Thursday at 12:00 midnight, Friday and Saturday at 2:00 a.m. After these hours students must go to the Bock Dispatch Center, show their student ID and then be admitted to their residence hall by security personnel. Female residence halls are lobby access only with the living quarters being key controlled specifically to students assigned to that hall. Fire drills are conducted each semester for all residence halls and severe weather instructions are posted in each hall. Several residence halls are monitored by security cameras.


Training and Information Seminars

Student Services coordinates several seminars annually, including Sexual Assault and Dating Violence Prevention, Alcohol Abuse Prevention, etc. While these seminars are open for all students to attend, they are required of all entering freshmen enrolled in the freshmen orientation program, Insights, and of all students participating on an athletic team. In addition, any student who violates the University alcohol policy must attend the Prime for Life- On Campus Talk about Alcohol program, which is conducted by a certified instructor.


Safety/Security Suggestions

Safety/Security on campus requires active support of the University community. Students should assume responsibility for their safety and security of their property by following the simple suggestions listed below:

  • Keep room doors and windows locked
  • Keep vehicle doors locked at all times
  • Protect valuables
  • Identify valuable property by keeping a list of serial numbers
  • Avoid walking alone
  • If you need help, draw attention to yourself
  • Shouting for help is the first line of defense
  • Let someone know your plans
  • Ask yourself if you would be an easy target; if so, change your behavior
  • Walk confidently- be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid shortcuts
  • Report unusual situations to the Safety/Security Staff or Student Services

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency Calls911
Safety/Security OfficeExt. 4444
Bock Building (non-emergency)Ext. 3003
Physical PlantExt. 4406
Student ServicesExt. 4230
Dr. Emily ColemanExt. 4171
Mr. Travis WilsonExt. 4236
Williamsburg Police Department (Non-emergency)606-549-6038
Whitley County Sheriff's Office (Non-emergency)606-549-6006
Williamsburg Fire Department (Non-emergency)606-549-6037
Williamsburg Rescue Squad606-549-6069
Residence Hall Offices:  
Archer Ext. 5400
Asher Ext. 5676
CookExt. 5258
GillespieExt. 5500
HarthExt. 5000
HuttonExt. 5600
KleistExt. 5700
MahanExt. 5320
RoburnExt. 5160
Robinson-CookExt. 5258
SilerExt. 5100