department of public safety
The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to enhance the quality of life on campus by working cooperatively with the public within the framework of the constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment.
As our mission, we believe in the dignity and worth of all people. We are committed to providing high-quality, community-oriented, sensitive safety and security service; protecting constitutional rights; problem-solving; teamwork; openness; continuous improvements; and providing leadership to the safety and security profession. We encourage and seek diversity in our workforce, which permits us to grow and respect each person as an individual. We strive for a safe, healthy workforce along with a safe and secure environment for the university community.
The Department of Public Safety Office is located at 110 Hawks Drive, which is Penny Hall, located centrally on campus. The department provides law enforcement services to our university community. Chowan University has its own campus police department under the direction of the Chief of Campus Police. Our officers are trained and certified to enforce the laws of the State of North Carolina just as any other law enforcement officer in the state. The department works in conjunction with local municipal and county agencies to provide police protection 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Public safety is everyone’s responsibility and must be viewed as a joint effort for our programs to be successful.
As part of Chowan University's ongoing commitment to campus safety, the Chowan University Department of Public Safety uses launched Rave Guardian, a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device. By downloading this free safety app, students and employees can enhance their personal safety both on and off campus.
With Guardian, users can create a profile of information about themselves and invite family and friends to their safety network. When needed, the user can request one or more of their Guardians to virtually walk with them on or off-campus. It’s like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times.
“The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority at Chowan University. The Rave Guardian app allows each one of our campus members to be proactive about their safety and help keep themselves, as well as their friends safer. We encourage everyone to download and register with the Rave Guardian app.”
Chowan University uses an emergency notification system as a tool used to push critical information to students, faculty, and staff. The name of our system is CUHawkAlert. Our goal is to communicate vital information to each member of our community within minutes of an emergency or provide critical information, while at the same time supporting the Clery Act.
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance”.
The Department of Education requires that all institutions of higher education complete an annual evaluation of crimes that take place on campus. We have provided the most recent reports for your perusal. If you have any questions related to the Annual Security Report please contact the Chief of Campus Police.
Numerous efforts are made to advise members of the campus community on a timely basis, about campus crime and crime-related problems. These efforts include:
Annual Report - A comprehensive Annual Report of crime-related information is compiled, published, and widely distributed. This Annual Report is available to any member of the campus community.
Special Alerts - If circumstances warrant, special printed Crime Alerts can be prepared and distributed, either selectively or throughout the campus.
Chowan Honors 2020- 2021 Outstanding Students
Chowan University is proud to recognize thirty of its most accomplished students with the 2020- 2021 Outstanding Student Award. Every year, a group of third- and fourth- year students is selected by a panel of Chowan’s esteemed faculty and staff members to accept one of the most prestigious honors the University community can bestow. Selection of this award is based on a student’s leadership, academic achievement, service to the community, contribution to the University, and overall good citizenship.
The following is a list of 2020- 2021 Outstanding Student Award winners:
Grace Arredondo- Senior English Major
Cierra Broughton- Senior History Major
Cachet Brown- Senior Exercise Science Major
Tatyana Corprew- Senior Psychology Major
Jarod Curley- Senior Business Administration Major
Blaire Dillard- Senior Elementary Education Major
Miyah Eley- Junior Psychology Major
Greymi Fortunato- Senior Criminal Justice Major
Micheal Futrell- Senior Psychology Major
Kayla Gates- Senior English Major
Jasmine Gibson- Senior Elementary Education Major
Alajah Gray- Senior History Major
Jenna Grim- Junior Psychology Major
Tasia Hawks- Senior Psychology Major
Chris Hernandez- Senior Business Administration Major
Otis Hunter Jr.- Senior English Major
Breauna Johnson- Senior English Major
Patrick Krack- Junior Religion Major
Skadi Kylander- Senior Biology Major
Julietta Lecce- Senior Business Administration Major
Justin Lough- Senior Biology Major
Harri Lovett- Junior Business Major
Carolina Lucci- Senior Exercise Science Major
Ryan Martin- Senior Business Administration Major
Meredith Morgan- Junior Biology Major
Shaine Olmstead- Junior Business Administration Major
Alexis Riddick- Senior Business Administration Major
Elizabeth Stokes- Senior Elementary Education Major
Elizabeth Walker- Senior Exercise Science Major
Kenneth Wilkerson- Senior Business Administration Major
Although the annual ceremony was not held this year due to COVID-19, each award winner was featured with a list of their significant accomplishments via a school wide email, social media post, and publication. Please join Chowan University in congratulating this year’s Outstanding Student Award recipients.