Academic Affairs • 423.652.4737
Admissions • 423.652.4861 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Alumni • 423.652.4864 • email@example.com
Business Office • 423-652-4156 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Success Center • 423.652.4865 • email@example.com
Chaplain • 423-652-4708 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Center • 423.652.4742 • CounselingCenter@king.edu
Disability Services • 423.652.4303
Financial Aid • 423.652.4725 • email@example.com
IT Help Desk • 423.652.6019 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Libraries • 423.652.4716 • email@example.com
President's Office • 423.652.4784 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Security • 423.652.4333 • email@example.com
Student Affairs • 423.652.4740
Weather & Emergency Information • 423.652.6446
Security officers enforce and report all violations of campus policies and work with
the appropriate law enforcement agency in the event of criminal activity taking place
on campus. King University's open campus environment affords freedom of movement for
the college community, but it also allows for the freedom of movement by the general public. It
is essential every member of the campus community take some precautions to avoid unfortunate
incidents with campus visitors. Students are urged to keep watch on each others vehicles
and to help control access to their residence halls by re-securing outside doors and
by taking notice of any suspicious activity. King University is private property and
reserves the right to ask unwanted visitors to leave college property. The college
is not liable for students' personal possessions on the college campus.
All students, staff, faculty and visitors are encouraged to report public safety related
matters to the King University Security Department. Members of the campus community
are also encouraged to report all crimes to the King University Security Department
and the Bristol Tennessee Police Department. Reported occurrences are investigated
by Campus Security and as required by law investigated by the appropriate law enforcement
agency. If a student or employee so desires, Campus Security personnel will assist
in notifying law enforcement authorities.
Security officers provide an escort service to any student during the evening or night
by dialing 4333.
In accordance with the College and University Information Act of 1989 and the Students
Right to Know Act of 1990, King University presents our Annual Security Report and
crime statistics. Questions regarding security or crime statistics may be addressed
to the Director of Safety and Security.
Felony: State Law prescribes a maximum penalty of six (6) years imprisonment and a
fine not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) for carrying weapons on school
Unless otherwise permitted under applicable local, state, or federal law, the possession
and/or use of weapons is strictly prohibited:
A weapon is defined as, but not limited to: firearms, ammunition, knives with a blade
length exceeding four inches (4”), air rifles, BB guns, or any weapon which is a reproduction
of a firearm; box cutters, razors and razor blades, except those used solely for personal
shaving; and any sharp pointed instrument, except unaltered nail files, clips and
tools used solely for preparation of food, instruction and maintenance.
It is an offense for any person to possess or carry, whether openly or concealed,
with the intent to go armed, any firearm, explosive, explosive weapon, bowie knife,
hawk bill knife, ice pick, dagger, slingshot, switchblade knife, blackjack, knuckles
or any other weapon of like kind not included, but are not limited to, martial arts
equipment; stun guns, paintball guns, slingshots, crossbows, bow and arrows; and items
manufactured, altered, or used to cause another item to become a projectile or item
used in a manner that caused the threat of or actual bodily harm. (i.e.) potato gun,
Note: Under Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1309(c)(1), students who are members of
the reserve officers training corps or students enrolled in a course of instruction
of members of a club or team who are required to carry arms of weapons in the discharge
of their official class or team duties or exempted from this rule.
Note: Under Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17- 1313, the holder of a valid handgun permit
recognized in Tennessee may transport and store a firearm or firearm ammunition in
the permit holder’s privately owned motor vehicle while on or utilizing any public
or private parking area if: (1) The permit holder’s vehicle is parked in a location
where it is permitted to be, and (2) The firearm or ammunition being transported or
stored in the vehicle, (A) Is kept from ordinary observation if the permit holder
is in the motor vehicle: or (B) Is kept from ordinary observation and locked within
the trunk, glove box, or interior of the person’s privately owned motor vehicle or
a container securely affixed to such vehicle if the permit holder is not in the vehicle.
This only applies to the legal carrying of a handgun; it does not permit the carrying
of a rifle or shotgun on University property.
The carrying of a weapon on the institution’s property is a violation of King’s policy
and state and federal law. Carrying a weapon on campus will result in campus discipline
and the offender may be referred to local law enforcement for criminal charges.
For the purpose of personal self-defense, the carrying of one pocket-sized chemical
device containing less than one ounce of chemical that is not ordinarily capable of
lethal use or causing serious bodily injury but is intended to produce temporary physical
discomfort through being vaporized or otherwise dispensed in the air is not prohibited.
However, a chemical device that is carried or used in any manner other than personal
self-defense is considered a violation of the institution’s weapon policy. All members
of the campus community should immediately report any weapons violation to Campus
Security. “Chemical Device” means any aerosol container or other device that is capable
of emitting Chloroacetophenone (CN), orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile (CS), or oleoresin
capsicum (OC), or any combination or derivative thereof, in a vapor or liquid form.
Common names for such devices include, but are not limited to: pepper spray, mace,
tear gas, OC, CS and CN.
Weapons used for educational purposes must be approved by the Director of Security,
VP for Academic and Vice President for Business Operations. King students are responsible
for guests who accompany them to campus. Nothing in this section shall apply to law
enforcement officers and/or security officers approved by the institution in compliance
with state and federal law. Any weapon used for instruction purposes must be checked
in the Security Office before use in the classroom.