Safety On Campus
We’ve developed a multi-layered approach to addressing safety on campus. While the Honor Code and our people are Rhodes’ greatest assets, the college has invested significantly in physical safety. This includes physical and technological tools such as:
- Exterior fence surrounding the campus
- Staffed gatehouses
- 24/7 communications desk at the Campus Safety office
- 160+ Internet-based security cameras
- Electronic keys for residence hall access
- Outdoor emergency warning system
- Blue light campus safety phones
Rhodes Alert System
The college utilizes a mass communication system capable of emailing, texting, and calling all students, faculty and staff in an emergency. This system is used to communicate delays and closures due to inclement weather, as well as alerting the community to present or continuing threats that may be present.
Outdoor Warning System
In addition to the county-wide tornado siren, the College is equipped with an outdoor emergency warning system. This system is capable of emitting sirens and tones throughout the campus. Additionally it is capable of sending verbal messages with instructions.
Anyone apprehensive about walking across compus at night, needing assistance carrying something to their vehicle or requiring a ride may call Campus Safety for an escort.
Campus Website Alerts
Rhodes has created rhodescollege.info—a bulletin website that will remain in service even if the main website, rhodes.edu, and/or the internal website, In.Rhodes.edu are offline. In the event of an emergency that causes an interruption of service all updates will be posted at rhodescollege.info.
The bulletin site is also used to communicate topical news such as weather conditions that can delay or cancel classes.