The campus is currently operating under normal conditions. Always remain diligent and aware of your surroundings.

About Campus Security

The Lees-McRae College Campus Security team’s number one priority is your safety. We are dedicated to the security of our students, staff, faculty and property, and our goal is to provide a safe campus, living and learning environment.

We provide and support general and emergency services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, and we enforce campus rules and regulations. Our officers work with and assist area law enforcement agencies with violations of North Carolina  and Federal laws both on and off-campus.

Report a Crime or Emergency

Call 911 and / or Campus Security (828.898.8756) if:

  • You see fire or smell smoke
  • You witness someone vandalizing property or stealing
  • You witness someone hurting another person
  • You see something suspicious
  • You have something stolen
  • Someone becomes injured or ill

Even if you aren’t sure security is needed, call anyway and let us assess the situation.

Emergency Contacts

  • Campus Security Supervisor HD Stewart: 828.260.0505 /
  • Campus Security Office: 828.898.8756
  • Banner Elk Police Department: 828.898.4300
  • Avery County Sheriff’s Office: 828.733.3858
  • Cannon Hospital: 828.737.7000

General Information and Resources

Sign up for the Emergency Alert System
Annual Safety Report
Request for Security Services Form
North Carolina Sexual Offender Registry

Basic Safety Tips

  • Avoid walking alone at night and always walk in groups
  • Keep your doors locked even when you are in your room
  • Always have your keys out and ready when you approach your vehicle or residence hall
  • Don’t let strangers follow you into your residence hall, and contact the security office if you have any safety concerns
  • Alert a friend or roommate of your whereabouts and your expected return whether you are leaving for a few hours or a few days
  • Keep an eye out for wildlife and never approach bears or other wild animals
  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
  • Report any suspicious activity to Campus Security (828.898.8756)