Experience Community

Whether you live on campus or commute, you experience Community at SMC.

For information about our on-campus dining options, please visit Food & Drink.

Locked out of your room?
Willard, Hammond, Judd: Call 864.978.7334
Judd, Bridges, Sparrow: Call 864.978.7239

The X
The X is the second story of the Burgess Student Center (above the Dining Commons).

The X is the home of:
  • 24/7 Student Lounge
  • Counseling Center
  • 24/7 "Flex Space" with Kitchen area & Vending
  • SMCX Staff Offices

Whether you're a student looking for a place to relax, or a commuter looking for a place to heat your lunch, The X is a versatile space for all students!
  • X Lounge with Students playing pool
  • Full View of The X Student Lounge
  • The X Flex Space and Kitchen
  • The X Flex Space and Vending

Residence halls
Our residence halls were designed with students in mind! Community Life at Spartanburg Methodist College ensures that you experience comfortable living while engaging with your Pioneer community. Click on any residence hall below to learn more, see photos, or download a floorplan.

Area Coordinators are available during business hours. If you need something on nights/weekends, please use the on-call number above, or reach out to Campus Security.

Kingman, Willard, & HammondTy Taylor
The X, Office 221
Bridges, Sparrow, & JuddReed Jostes
The X, Office 224

SMCX Community leadership

Dr. DeAndre HowardDean of Community Wellness
The X, Office 245
Kendrick Reed
Kendrick ReedAssistant Dean of Community Life
The X, Office 204
Corey BellAssociate Director of Community Life
The X, Office 222


The mission of the Campus Safety Department is to support student learning by providing a campus environment that discourages crime and promotes safety through effective law enforcement and positive relations with the community.

Office & location
The Campus Safety Department at Spartanburg Methodist College operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are located behind Kingman Residence Hall.

Authority & jurisdiction
Campus Safety Directional Sign
Our Campus Police Officers are:
  • Class 1 Police Officers certified through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and State and South Carolina State Constables through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (S.L.E.D.).
  • Given authority to make arrests, write traffic citations and conduct investigations off campus if necessary.

The Campus Safety Department’s police jurisdiction includes the campus and all roadways contiguous to the college’s property. SMC’s Campus Safety Department regularly patrols within its jurisdiction in marked police cars and handles all calls for services including: law enforcement, investigations, traffic enforcement and collision investigation, public assistance, and first aid.

Annual crime report

The SMC Campus Safety Department prepares the Annual Crime Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

View the SMC 2017-2020 3 Year Crime Statistics

View the SMC Emergency Procedures 2020 -2021

Emergency?Call 911
24/7 Officer Phone:864.587.4003

Our Officers
Chris Carter
Chief of Campus Safety
Kevin Rhodes
Operations Lieutenant
James Kershaw
Campus Police Officer,
Class 1
Marcie Hall
Campus Police Officer,
Class 3
Caleb Rivera
Campus Police Officer

Community life Frequently Asked Questions