Campus Security

Bryan College has been diligent to take measures that ensure ongoing safety and security for our faculty, staff, and students.

The campus welcomes visitors and requires them to check in at the Stophel Welcome Center upon their arrival. Access to other campus buildings is via campus access card and can be arranged following visitors’ checking in at the Stophel Welcome Center. This protocol provides a balance between community access and mitigation of potential threats.

Campus Triangle in the Summer

Security Information

Normal Business Hours: Bryan College has a full-time Director of Safety & Security dedicated to collaborating with the Dayton Police Department (DPD) which has an assigned DPD Officer as part of their Security Team while school is in session. This ensures ongoing safety & security measures are in place 24/7. The Urgent Response number for the Security Office is 423-521-5454.

After normal hours: During the evening and overnight hours, Bryan College has ongoing support for the students should any incident occur. Uniformed Security Officers patrol the grounds regularly as well as a Resident Director on Duty who can be reached through the Urgent Response number listed above. Services provided also include:

  • Ensures all buildings are secure & investigates any unusual activity on campus
  • Coordinates with local law enforcement, emergency medical services, or fire responses on campus
  • Provides emergency maintenance communication as needed

In case of a crisis or emergency, a resident director is on duty to receive calls after hours and on weekends. Please keep this line open for emergencies.

Urgent Response Number: 423.521.5454

Bryan College utilizes a rapid alert and notification system to provide the campus community with immediate notice in the event of an emergency.

Students, faculty, and staff are able to enter or update their own preference for contact information (cell phone or landline number or both) through their MyBryan account. Email addresses are already entered.

The emergency notification system is used only for emergency notifications or weather alerts.

Precautions that we all need to follow are:
  • Never give information about another student to people you don’t know.  Phone numbers, place of residence, or even a student’s whereabouts should not be given to strangers.  Visitors who are looking for a student should be directed to the Office of Student Life or to a Resident Director.
  • All outside doors to residence halls are to remain closed and locked at all times.  An ID card is required to open these doors. No one without card access should be allowed in residence halls without the approval of the Resident Director.

  • Students are strongly encouraged to keep their rooms locked.  The college is not responsible for students’ personal property.


Security Office
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
BOX 7790

Office Phone: 423-775-7470