Lees-McRae Security Office
Campus Emergency Status
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, and we enforce rules and regulations on campus seven days a week. Our officers work with and assist area law enforcement agencies with violations of North Carolina law 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.
- Campus Security Supervisor HD Stewart: 828.260.0505 / email@example.com
- 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|
|Annual Security Report|
|North Carolina Sexual Offender Registry|
|2012 Fire Safety Report|
Basic Safety Tips
- Avoid walking alone at night and always choose well-lighted pathways
- 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; always ask to see ID if you aren’t sure if they belong
- 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 dangerous 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)
*Campus Threat Levels
- High: A threat appears to pose an immediate and serious danger to the safety of students, faculty and staff
- Medium: A specific threat has been made but there is not an immediate danger to campus.
- Low: A general threat that poses minimal risk to the College.
- Normal: No known threats; campus is operating under normal conditions.
- Weather: Inclement weather is affecting College operations.