This online bicycle registration form is intended to make it easy to register your bicycle from your home, office, or residence hall. Students, faculty, and staff can register their bicycles by filling out the appropriate registration form below. After the bicycle registration form is completed, a copy will be kept in the Campus Police database. At the end of the registration process you will also be allowed to print a copy of the information you have provided us for your records. You also can register a bicycle by stopping by our office in the Good Building, 526 Myrtle Drive; you will need to bring the bicycle with you. These records should be kept in a safe place for future reference. This service is free. In order to complete the registration process the bicycle’s distinctive serial number, located on the bicycle, must be supplied. Do you need help locating your bicycle's serial number? (pdf - 2.04 MB)
Faculty/Staff Bicycle Registration Form
Student Bicycle Registration FormIf your bike is stolen, contact Campus Police immediately at 803/323-3333 to file a report.
The bike registration program was developed to provide the community with a vital crime prevention tool. The benefits of bike registration are that it can effectively assist in reducing theft on campus for the following reasons:
The most important step to take against bike theft is to lock it securely and correctly whenever you leave it, even if you are just going into a building for a short time. How many times have you thought, "I'll only be a minute" and left your bike outside a neighborhood store or campus building, unprotected? Unless it is an emergency, take the time and lock up your bike correctly. Most of the bicycles stolen are either UNLOCKED or had been secured with POOR QUALITY LOCKS at the time of the theft. Remember that bikes are easy targets for thieves because they're usually lightweight, easy to get to, and can even be used to help thieves make quick getaways. Campus Police recommends a U-type lock, which is harder to cut or break than the chain and lock cable locks. Use of inexpensive locks will not deter a thief; spend the extra money now for a better lock to avoid replacing your bicycle in the future.
Bicycles must be stored in proper bicycle racks. Be sure to lock the frame and the tires to the bicycle rack, not just one or the other. Often, a thief will take a tire from one improperly locked bicycle and the frame from another. Bicycle parking is available throughout the campus and is designated by the presence of bicycle racks. Securing bicycles to fences, light poles, signs, or trees is prohibited.