May 11, 2017
Faculty and staff,
Since there is a break in classes I wanted to make everyone aware that this is a part of the year where crimes of opportunity typically increase against faculty/staff members. Take a few extra seconds to safeguard your valuables. Most thefts are crimes of opportunity so please lock your car doors and secure valuables in the trunk, ensure your office spaces are locked when unoccupied, and avoid leaving your valuables unattended.
We have had no crimes of this nature so far but I wanted to remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings and increase your mindfulness of suspicious activity or persons. If you have any concerns please contact our office at (803) 648-4011 [Emergency] or (803) 641-3319 [Non-Emergency]. Report any suspicious persons or activity to University Police.
USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.