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 at 901-843-3880 (non-emergency) or 901-843-3333 (emergency)
  • 200+ Internet-based security cameras
  • Electronic keys for residence hall access
  • Outdoor emergency warning system

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 exist.

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 Alerts

Rhodes Alerts are sent via text message using Blackboard Connect.

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