Student Development & Services

Campus Security

Mission Statement

The Claflin University Department of Public Safety strives to provide a reasonably secure and safe environment for all who work, study and visit the University. It is important to realize that the Department of Public Safety is dependent on the cooperation and active participation of all members of its family and the community in reducing crime and creating a safe environment. It is our quest to protect students, faculty, staff and University property from harm and intrusion. The Department will provide educational and learning programs to enhance its preventive and proactive capabilities. We strive to be better than we were yesterday, ensuring a great Department of Public Safety for tomorrow.

Claflin University Responding to an Active Shooter Plan

Pedestrian Safety Announcement, Fall 2013

Personal Responsibility

Vision Statement

The vision of the Claflin University Department of Public Safety is to be recognized as a highly successful provider of safety and security services required to meet the needs of a progressive academic institution. We will understand the needs of our customers and exceed their expectations.

Claflin University Annual Fire Report, 2016

Claflin University Crime Statistics, 2011-2015

For a paper copy of any of these reports, please submit a request at

Emergency Contact:
Mr. Steve Pearson
Director, Department of Public Safety
Phone: (803) 535-5444
Fax: (803) 535-5329