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Health & Safety

Safety and Security

The Milligan University campus is a very safe campus, and maintaining a secure campus environment is a university priority. The campus security phone number is extension 8911 (423.461.8911).

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After hours, this number will forward directly to the campus security cell phone, which can also be contacted by dialing 423.791.4292. It is important to note that the 8911 extension is for the campus security office—not the Carter County 911 emergency services, which can be accessed by simply dialing 911.

Campus security is everyone’s responsibility, and it is necessary to maintain sound and sensible precautions. It is therefore important for members of the university community to report any and all questionable incidents. Crimes which constitute an emergency situation and/or severe danger to the campus should be reported to local authorities by dialing 911. Whenever possible, campus security should be notified immediately after dialing 911.

All other crimes, persons behaving suspiciously, or security concerns which occur on campus should be reported immediately to Campus Security. Student Development, Residence Hall, and Physical Plant staff can provide assistance to those wishing to make reports.

Victims or witnesses of potentially criminal activities should complete an Incident Report which details the facts surrounding the incident. Report forms also are available from the offices named above.  University security personnel will review the incident report and recommend further action. In cases involving violation of local, state, or federal laws, the Elizabethton Police Department will be notified for the appropriate follow up. The University cooperates fully with any investigations conducted by the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Emergency Preparedness

Signs with basic information about procedures that should be followed in the event of various types of emergency situations (fire, severe weather etc.) are posted in the main academic, residential, and student activities facilities on campus. These signs can be found inside the front entrance of each building, in most cases near fire alarm pull stations. Please take a look at these signs at your convenience for information regarding University emergency procedures.  A PDF version of the EMERGENCY PROCEDURES sign can be found here

For more information about campus security or emergency preparedness, please contact Brent Nipper, Director of Property and Risk Management.

Rave Emergency Alert System

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up (free) for the RAVE Alert mass notification system, which sends instant text and email alerts about emergency and crisis situations, including weather‐related schedule changes.

Sign up here with your Milligan ID and login information. After opening the link, click on Register and enter your network ID (for students this is the ID you received containing the first four letters of your last name followed by four numbers; for faculty and staff this is your Milligan username) and password. From there you can follow the steps to complete your registration for the types of notifications you wish to receive.

If you have problems registering for the service or have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 423.461.8704 or Please consider registering for this service, as it provides the fastest and most efficient means of communication possible in any potential emergency situation. The only messages sent through this system are emergency information and weather‐related schedule changes. If at any point you wish to be removed from the notification list, text STOP to 67283 or 226787 from your registered phone.

Annual Security Report

In accordance with the Tennessee College and University Security Information Act of 1989, the Federal Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, and the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the University provides an Annual Security Report. This report is available here for download or upon request from the Office of Student Development at 423.461.8760.

Parents and students now also can review campus crime statistics for colleges and university campuses at

Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy

Milligan University is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, visitors and all other members of the University community with a positive, healthy environment conducive to the promotion of the University’s core values of scholarship, community, and faith. Incidents of any type of sexual discrimination and/or misconduct are taken very seriously and addressed and resolved to the fullest extent possible.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) require institutions of higher education receiving federal funds to disclose policy statements addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; as well as prevention programs, reporting policies, written notification to victims, and procedures for disciplinary action relating to sexual misconduct issues.

Due to the University’s commitment to an educational atmosphere free of sexual harassment, including acts of sexual misconduct, and in accordance with the requirements set forth in Title IX and the Clery Act, all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are prohibited and will not be tolerated at Milligan University.

Please see the following resources for more information about the university’s sexual misconduct policies and procedures.

Sexual Misconduct Policy Overview

Sexual Misconduct Policy Reporting Process

Rights and Options for Victims of Sexual Misconduct

Full Milligan University Title IX Sexual Misconduct Policy

Definitions of sexual misconduct offenses in Tennessee State law

Training materials for Milligan Title IX Officials

For more information about Title IX, the Clery Act, or issues related to sexual misconduct, including sex discrimination and sexual harassment, please contact:

Brent Nipper, Title IX Coordinator
Director of Property and Risk Management
(423) 461-8740 | Email

The Title IX Coordinator’s office is located upstairs in the Little Hartland Welcome Center

Statement of Non-Discrimination

As members of the Milligan University community and in faithfulness to the teaching of Scripture, we commit ourselves to honoring and broadening the diversity of our community and to treating every person with respect, dignity, and love. By reflecting the diversity of God’s kingdom, the University bears witness to that kingdom and equips students to serve in a diverse and interdependent world.  In accordance with the Age Discrimination Act, Title IX, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Milligan University admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Milligan. Milligan does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Concerns relating to sex discrimination should be addressed to the University’s Title IX Coordinator:

Brent Nipper, Title IX Coordinator
Director of Property and Risk Management
(423) 461-8740 | Email

The Title IX Coordinator’s office is located upstairs in the Little Hartland Welcome Center

Questions about disability services and ADA compliance issues should be addressed to:

Director of Disability Services
423.794.3088 | Email

For known or suspected instances of racial or ethnic discriminatory misconduct, contact the following:

Wellness & Health Center Outside

Gilliam Wellness Center

The Gilliam Wellness Center offers fitness and workout opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. The 7,100-square-foot center is equipped with cardiovascular fitness equipment, both free weights and a weight machine circuit, an aerobics classroom, and a spinning room equipped with 10 spinning bikes. The center also features seven wall mounted flat-screen televisions, including three that are part of a Nintendo Wii activity area. The center also houses offices of the Campus Nurse, Director of Intramurals and the Coordinator of Wellness and Recreation Activities.

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Health Services Clinic

The campus clinic is located in the Gilliam Wellness Center with hours of operation Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The campus nurse is available for minor emergencies, minor illnesses and injuries, and health consultations as well as referral to outside physicians and medical facilities if needed.
Milligan Health Services

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Counseling Services

Individuals may need counseling if a problem at school, work, home, or in personal relationships is causing stress significant enough to interfere with normal functioning. Students, faculty, and staff may also pursue counseling for personal growth and development, such as pre-marital counseling or personal wellness.
The Milligan Counseling Center
Brent Nipper
Director of Property & Risk Management (Campus Safety & Security)

Chase McGlamery
Director of Student Success & Disability Services

Wellness Center Assistant

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