Crime Alerts

Friday, January 16, 2015
Update to the report earlier this week of individuals in a tan-colored van behaving inappropriately and verbally harassing Ferrum College students:

After reviewing video tape, speaking to students, consulting with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and area businesses, we gleaned no further information to assist in the identification of the subjects involved, nor have there been any similar reports in the Ferrum area. We will continue to investigate as new information becomes available.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

College Police are investigating a report of individuals in a tan-colored van behaving inappropriately and verbally harassing Ferrum College students.


College police are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week in the College Police office next to the Ferrum Mercantile on Rt. 40, at 540-365-4444. You can also call 911 in the event of an emergency.

If you ever encounter suspicious persons, vehicles or any activity that makes you feel uncomfortable, immediately contact College Police. If you are walking on campus you can also reach College Police by pressing the button at the Blue Light Call Boxes located between Riddick and Susanna Wesley on lakeside, at the tennis courts on Wiley Drive and in the College Police station parking lot.

Important Safety Tips when walking on campus:

  • Travel in groups
  • Familiarize yourself with campus
  • Plan the safest route to your destination and at night stick to well-lighted areas and avoid "short cuts" through isolated areas
  • Avoid wearing dark clothing when walking at night and always wear some sort of reflective gear
  • Always tell a friend or roommate where you are going and what time you expect to return
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and people around you
  •  Don’t engage in illegal activity, the consequences can be life altering


Important Safety Tips in the residence halls:

  • Always lock your door when you and/or your roommate are sleeping and any time you leave your room
  • Never prop open any residence hall doors
  • Do not leave notes on your door stating that no one is home or when you will return, it's an open invitation to a theft
  • Keep wallets, purses, checkbooks and jewelry out of sight and locked up if possible
  • Do not keep large sums of money or other valuables on hand, and routinely check your checkbook to see if any checks are missing
  • Never allow strangers into your room
  • Do not open your door at any time unless you know who is on the other side
  • Always remember that RA's and RC’s are excellent resources for advice on problems in your hall.