Montreat College is a close-knit community, and we take safety seriously. The college’s director of campus police, safety, and security oversees our sworn police officers and non-sworn safety officers who patrol the campus. Campus police and safety is responsible for the security of college facilities, the safety of students and staff. Campus police officers are commissioned by the State of North Carolina and have full police authority. This authority is extended to all property owned and/or operated by Montreat College, including adjacent streets and roadways.
All college buildings and residence halls are checked continually to ensure their security. The residence hall lobbies are locked 24 hours a day and are regularly checked by both the campus police and residence hall staff. The Black Mountain campus including all athletic fields, buildings, and student parking areas are also patrolled by the campus police department.
The office of student life provides educational programs and materials that encourage students to act responsibly for the safety of themselves and others. Information is provided to students through the student handbook.
In conjunction with Montreat College campus police, the Town of Montreat, the Town of Black Mountain, and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office provide additional law enforcement support to the community. By dialing 911 in an emergency, fire, rescue, and police assistance are available within minutes.