Services Provided by Campus Police
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
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.