Services Provided by Campus Police

Emergency Telephones

Emergency telephones are located in most buildings throughout campus to call emergency 911 services or the College Police Department (x4444), or from a cellular phone at 540-365-4444.

Escort Service

The College Police Department (x4444) provides escort services to students, faculty, staff and visitors who want to be accompanied when walking across campus. RAD (Rape Aggressive Defense) programs are also sponsored by the Department.

Safety and Security Awareness, Programming and Notification

A well-educated and informed college community can significantly reduce the frequency of crimes. Security procedures, crime prevention, substance use and abuse, fire safety, and sexual assault topics are covered during new student orientation and throughout the academic year. The college also sponsors a special Alcohol and Drug Awareness Week. Student organizations sponsor programs on safety related topics as well. These programs are offered with the goal of helping the college community to make responsible decisions concerning their safety and well-being.

Security and Access to Campus Facilities

College buildings are patrolled on a regular basis by college police officers. Most buildings are locked by 10:00 p.m. each evening.

Doors to residence halls are locked from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Students are issued an exterior door key and a room key. Residence life, staff members, provide on-duty coverage in residence halls and routinely check these buildings. A propped-open, locked door, should be reported immediately and is a serious violation of the conduct code. Visitation hours for various residence halls, as well as other residence life policies, can be found in the Student Handbook.

Ferrum College has procedures to ensure that maintenance repairs related to safety and security are completed in a timely fashion. Repairs such as burned-out light bulbs, missing window screens, or broken locks should be reported to a Residence Life Staff Member or a College Police Officer. Physical Plant Department staff members are on-call for emergency repairs after normal business hours. They can be reached by calling the College Police Department at extension 4444.

All visitors must obtain a Visitor's Pass for their vehicles if they remain on campus more than 24 hours.

Timely Warnings Notices

Campus-wide mailings, e-mail notification, (intranet) announcements posted on bulletin boards, and specially called meetings are used to notify the college community about potential safety or security threats. Such actions depend on the particular circumstances of the threats.

Weapons Registration and Check-In

For students who wish to participate in recreational hunting and archery, the College Police Department requires weapons to be registered and secured at the Welcome Center/Police Department. Check-In/Check-Out is facilitated by contacting the on-duty college police officer at (540) 365-4444.

This page was last updated on 8/3/2011 at 10:19am by 10.