Campus Safety


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About Coker University Campus Safety

Coker University Campus Safety is responsible for the safety and security of the campus community. Campus Safety; provided by Synergy Security Services, LLC, strives to provide a safe and secure environment while providing excellent customer service. They conduct patrols throughout the entire campus to include outline Coker properties and is available to assist the Coker community on a 24-hour basis. They are available to assist residents in reporting thefts, accidents, and fires. Additional services include providing emergency medical assistance, and late night escorts. Their office is located at 307 East Carolina Avenue. Coker officers do not have arrest powers; however, they work very close with the Hartsville Police Department.

Security can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 843-383-8140 (on-campus extension: 8140).
For medical emergencies, please call 911.

Officers are trained in first-aid, CPR, and the use of the defibrillator.

Message from the Director

Coker University is an amazing and beautiful place made up of truly special and talented students and scholars. Campus is a small, inviting, and strong-knit community, but we face the same challenges as other schools across the nation. The safety, security, and welfare of everyone who lives, works, and visits Coker, YOUR welfare, is my primary concern.

The dedicated staff of the Office of Campus Safety and Security are here to assist you and our community in every way, but campus safety is a responsibility we all share. By working with the members of Campus Safety, keeping your eyes open, taking basic precautions, and using good, sound judgment, we can all be assured of the safest possible experience.

I look forward to working with the entire Coker Community in making campus a safe and enjoyable place to live, work, study, play, and visit. Your cooperation is vital to our success, and I encourage you to make yourself familiar with the Campus Safety web pages and the information contained within.


Michael Williamson
Director of Campus Safety and Security

Our Oath to You

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Coker University Campus Safety to enhance the quality of life at Coker University by providing a safe and secure environment that is conducive to learning, and is consistent with the educational goals of this diverse institution, while building community partnerships that foster trust, mutual respect, and cooperation. Coker University Campus Safety strives to accomplish its mission while adhering to its core values of Professionalism, Integrity, Communication, Service, Respect, Loyalty and Duty.

To fulfill this mission, Campus Safety supervision is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its officers through continued training and supportive leadership. Achievement of this mission requires continuous training of campus safety officers, frequent re-evaluation of performance, patrol enforcement techniques and strategies and the collaboration, cooperation and support of the entire campus community.

Safety First

Your safety is imperative to us. Learn below how you can stay safe in dangerous situations.

Preparing for a hurricane

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Please use the following guidelines to prepare for a hurricane and the potential for severe weather and conditions.

Quick Links

Phone numbers, definitions, and more

Safety Forms

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Campus Safety Reports

The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence, and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.

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