Annual Security Report

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report


Policies and Regulations


Emergency Preparedness


Reporting a Crime or Getting Emergency Assistance


Services and Prevention Information


Sexual Assault and Prevention


Crime Statistics



A safe and secure campus is a high priority at Ferrum College. Community awareness and cooperation, along with the guidance and support of a well-trained, professional Campus Police Department, contributes to a positive learning environment. Please read this report which describes important information about Campus Safety and outlines your responsibilities as a member, or potential member, of our community.

Compilation and distribution of this report is mandated for all institutions participating in the financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.


Campus Overview

Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides life-long learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty.

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia, Ferrum is a four-year primarily residential college with easy access to the major metropolitan areas of Roanoke, Virginia (35 miles to the north) and Greensboro, North Carolina (70 miles to the south) where shopping, social, dining and entertainment opportunities abound. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage, Ferrum also boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor adventure and recreation and cultural enrichment.


Ferrum College Police

The Campus Safety office, located in the Welcome Center at 10021 Franklin Street, provides 24-hour-a-day security, law enforcement and safety services to the campus community. Officers have two- way radio communications and conduct foot, ATV, and vehicle patrols of the campus grounds, academic and administrative buildings and residence halls. Certain areas of the campus are "electronically patrolled" or monitored by use of internet protocol (IP) cameras. Officers are appointed by the Franklin County Circuit Court, and have arrest powers on the college campus and in the Blue Ridge Magisterial District of Franklin County, with authority to make arrests on Ferrum College property and beyond. The College works closely with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office, the Virginia State Police, and other state and state and federal agencies. Ferrum College Police Officers are fully sworn and receive law enforcement training at the Cardinal Criminal Justice Regional Academy and comply with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services training standards. Criminal offenses reported to Ferrum Officers are reported to the national Incident- Based Reporting System, in accordance with federal mandates.


Policies and Regulations

Timely Warnings and Crime Alerts

Members of the College community are notified in a timely manner about security situations, crimes or emergencies that are considered to represent a threat to students and employees. There are two types of notifications:

  • E2Campus Alerts are a multi-modal emergency notifications system that sends notifications via text message to cellular phones and other electronic devices and mediums. Notifications are sent upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of the college community. Ferrum College will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. The college utilizes a chain of command for emergency warnings, which includes the academic counsel, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Campus Safety Department participating in the notification system. Weather closing and delays are also sent through the E2Campus Alert System. Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to enroll in the program at www.ferrum.edu. E2Campus Alerts are tested annually.
  • Campus Safety Notices are sent through the use of campus wide e-mail for incidents or situations that do not pose an immediate threat but which require a timely notice in compliance with the Clery Act. Notices may also be made by campus mailings, announcements posted on bulletin boards and special residence hall meetings. The college Emergency Alert System is tested annually.


Missing Persons

The college's missing student notification policy and procedure is found in the Student Handbook. During each academic registration period students are provided an opportunity to record information in their college file for a "missing person contact" as well as their emergency contact.

A student may be considered to be a "missing person" if the person's absence from campus is contrary to his/her usual pattern of behavior and unusual circumstances may have caused the absence. Such circumstances could include, but not limited to, a report or suspicion that the person may be a victim of foul play, has expressed suicidal thoughts, is drug dependent, is in a life threatening situation, has been with persons who may endanger the student's welfare, or is overdue to return to campus and is unheard from after giving a specific return time to friends or family. Any student who may be missing should be reported to the Campus Police at 540 365-4444.


Access to Campus Buildings

Campus buildings are patrolled on a regular basis by Campus Police. Most academic buildings are locked at 10:00 p.m. Residence Life staff have duty hours in residence halls and routinely check these buildings.

Doors to residence halls are locked 24 hours. Residential students are issued an exterior door key or access card to their building and a room key. Propping open a locked door is a serious violation of the conduct code and should be reported immediately. Visitation hours for various residence halls, as well as other Residence Life policies, can be found in the Student Handbook.

Ferrum College has an automated work order procedure to ensure that repairs and maintenance related to safety and security are completed in a timely fashion. Repairs such as burned-out lights, missing window screens, or broken locks should be reported to a Residence Life or Campus Safety staff member. Wok orders for repairs can also be submitted through an email to the Physical Plant. Physical Plant staff is on call for emergency repairs after normal business hours and can be reached by calling the Campus Police, who will notify the on-call staff.


Alcohol and Drugs

Ferrum College recognizes that the misuse and abuse of alcohol is a persistent social and health problem of major proportion in our society and that it interferes with the goals and objectives of any educational institution. Accordingly, Ferrum College does not encourage the use of alcoholic beverages and strongly discourages illegal or otherwise irresponsible use of alcohol. Members of the college community are responsible for their decisions regarding their use of alcohol as well as their behavior, which occur as a result of these decisions.


Alcohol Policy

Ferrum College does not encourage the use of alcoholic beverages by students nor does it condone violation of applicable State laws or College policies. Students of legal age (21) may consume alcoholic beverages in the privacy of their rooms. Individuals who consume alcoholic beverages are responsible for their own behavior. Regardless of a student's age, alcoholic beverages are not permitted in freshman residence halls or in freshmen rooms of mixed class residence halls. Students violating College policies regarding alcohol are subject to campus disciplinary action with sanctions ranging from fines and community restitution to dismissal from the College. In addition to disciplinary action, student violators may be criminally charged. See “Judicial Education” Community Standards for additional information on the Alcohol Policy for details.

College employees are expected to follow college alcohol policies consistent with State law. For details, see the College Staff handbook, located on the website. Employees violating College policies are subject to disciplinary action.


Controlled Substances (Drugs) Policy

Possession, use, manufacturing and/or distribution of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia containing drug residue and other controlled substances will not be tolerated. Any member of the campus community found violating this policy is subject to severe disciplinary action, including dismissal from College. In addition, such individuals are subject to criminal prosecution. In these matters, the College fully cooperates with law enforcement officials including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police and the U.S. Postal Inspector's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as other federal entities. The names of students involved in illegal drug offenses are reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. For details, see the Faculty and Staff Handbook, located on the College website.


Pastoral and Professional Counselors

Students who know someone that maybe experiencing emotional distress or may be experiencing it themselves can get help from the Ferrum College Counselor by calling 540-365-4461. In situations where immediate help is needed, please contact the Police Department at 540-365-4444 and an officer will respond and assist the person in getting in contact with the college counselors or other community resources.



Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Notifications

Ferrum College will alert you to an emergency/imminent threat in the following ways:

  • Outdoor Siren (a warbling siren) will be activated.
    • Seek shelter and remain there until additional information is received. Do not assume the end of the siren indicates an "all clear" condition!
  • Text messages will also be sent to those individuals who have registered their cell phones with e2Campus.
  • Campus-wide e-mail will be sent to students, faculty, and staff via their Ferrum.edu e-mail address.
  • Voice Message will be placed on 540-365-5555, the Campus Information Line
  • Verbal instructions will be passed along, either in person or by telephone tree, by Residence Hall Educators and Resident Assistants, as well as others when instructed.

If you have information relevant to this threat, immediately dial 911.

Once the threat has been contained or eliminated, an "all clear" will be conducted by the same methods above, with the exception of the siren. The siren never will indicate an "all clear" condition

Siren and other emergency plan testing will take place on a regular basis. Ferrum College will announce these tests will in advance of the event.


Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Students, faculty, and staff of Ferrum College may be required to evacuate your building because of fire, a bomb threat, conditions related to severe weather, a chemical spill, or for other unforeseen reasons.

Notification of the need to evacuate will occur as outlined in "Emergency Notifications".

Advance Preparation:

  1. Review and understand the evacuation plan.
  2. Recognize the sound of the evacuation alarms.
  3. Know at least two ways out of the building from your regular work/living/classroom space.
  4. Participate in response training as appropriate.
  5. Know that you must never re-enter a building to locate someone. Immediately report any missing persons to fire or police personnel after you evacuate.

To Evacuate The Building

  1. Remain Calm.
  2. Proceed quickly to the nearest exit. Do not push or shove.
  3. Do not utilize elevators. Hold handrails and watch your footing while on stairs.
  4. Never allow fire to come between yourself and an exit.
  5. Take only essential items with you. Do not attempt to take large, heavy, or numerous objects. Do not return to the building for any reason.
  6. Once out of the building, report to the primary assembly point for the respective building as instructed by police or fire personnel.
  7. Do not return to the building until instructed by police or fire personnel. Again, do notre-enter the building to find a missing person.


Each occupied residence hall is required to conduct a quarterly fire drill in compliance with the Virginia statewide fire code. Thus, the emergency response and activation procedures are tested at least twice each year. Emergency response and evacuation procedures will be tested and may be announced or un-announced. The purpose of this practice is to prepare persons operating in the college community with practice if an event is ever to occur. During the drills, students and employees alike are urged to familiarize themselves with the procedures and locations of all exits, and to become proficient in recognizing alarm signals.


Shelter-in-Place Procedures - What does Shelter-in-Place mean?

If an incident occurs and the buildings or areas around you become unstable, or if the air outdoors becomes dangerous due to a toxic or irritating substance, it is usually safer to stay indoors. Thus, shelter-in-place means to make a shelter of the building that you are currently in, and with a few adjustments to make your location even safer and more comfortable until it is safe to go outside.


Basic Shelter-in-Place Guidance

If an incident occurs and the building you are in is not damaged, stay inside in an interior room until you are told it is safe to come out. If your building is damaged, take your personal belongings (purse, wallet, Ferrum College ID, keys, etc.) and follow the evacuation procedures for your building (close your door, proceed to the nearest exit, and use the stairs instead of the elevators). Once you have evacuated, seek shelter at the nearest university building quickly. If police, fire department, or other first responder personnel are on the scene, follow their directions.


How You Will Know to Shelter-in-Place

A shelter-in-place notification may come from several sources, including the Ferrum College Police Department, Ferrum Fire Department, Franklin County Sheriff's Office, other college employees, or other authorities. E2Campus will be the primary means of disseminating the notification, however other means of communication may also be employed as mentioned in "Emergency Notification".


How to Shelter-in-Place

No matter where you are, the basic steps of shelter-in-place will generally remain the same. Should the need ever arise; follow these steps, unless instructed otherwise by local emergency personnel:

If you are inside, stay where you are. Collect any emergency shelter-in-place supplies and a telephone to be used in case of emergency. If you are outdoors, proceed into the closest building quickly or follow instructions from emergency personnel on the scene.

Locate a room to shelter inside. It should be:

  • An interior room;
  • Above ground level; and
  • Without windows or with the least number of windows. If there is a large group of people inside a particular building, several rooms maybe necessary.
  • Shut and lock all windows (tighter seal) and close exterior doors.
  • Turn off air conditioners, heaters, and fans.
  • Close vents to ventilation systems as you are able. (College staff will turn off the ventilation as quickly as possible.)
  • Make a list of the people with you and ask someone (faculty, or other staff) to call the list in to the Ferrum College Police Department at 540-365-4255 so they know where you are sheltering. If only students are present, one of the students should call in the list.
  • Turn on a radio or TV and listen for further instructions.
  • Make yourself comfortable.



Rural Safety

Ferrum College owns in excess of 700 acres of property, a majority of which is woodlands and is undeveloped. The wooded areas around campus provide valuable educational and recreational experiences for faculty, staff, and students with the western perimeter (behind Chapman Hall) being one of the most widely utilized areas. Recreation opportunities are plentiful with hiking trails, a disc golf course, a pond behind Chapman Hall, and playing fields within close proximity to the edge of the wooded area.

In some instances, the property line of the college is located deep into the wooded area and in other areas the property line is visible. When using the wooded areas around campus, please use the following safety precautions:

  • Be cognizant of Ferrum College's property line; remain on or close to the trails within this area.
  • Blaze orange vests are available for checkout at the Ferrum College Fitness Center as well as the Welcome Center/College Police Office. It is recommended that these are utilized when in the woods at any time of the year, not only during hunting seasons.
  • The use of ATV's, motorcycles, and other vehicles of any kind is strictly prohibited in the wooded portions of the campus.
  • Hunting is prohibited on all Ferrum College-owned property, as well as adjacent Franklin County-owned property.
  • Campfires outside of established fire pit areas are prohibited
  • Immediately report any concerns, violations or suspicious individuals to Ferrum College Police Department at 540-365-4444.

During hunting season, please remember the following:

  • Avoid being in the wooded areas between dusk and dawn. These are peak hunting times, and lighting can make visibility difficult. If you choose to enter the woods during this time, wear a blaze orange vest and be sure to bring a flashlight.
  • Never travel alone; always have a friend with you. Be sure to carry a cellular phone.
  • Be alert for hunters. Hunters can be anywhere in the woods and clearings are a popular hunting spot. Look for tree stands and ground cover where hunters may be.
  • Be cognizant of your location at all times. Stick to established trails. Don't walk off-trail. Emergency responders are well-versed in the College's established trails, and may have more difficulty locating you if you are not near them. If you are in unfamiliar areas, retrace your steps and do not hesitate to call for assistance.
  • If you see someone hunting on college property, dial 540-365-4444 immediately and let the responding officer know the location of the hunter and what the individual is wearing.



Reporting a Crime or Getting Emergency Assistance

Reporting a Crime or Getting Emergency Assistance

All emergencies, criminal acts, missing persons or questionable behavior should be reported immediately to the Police Department, either in person or by telephone. Campus Officers can be reached by dialing 540-365-4444. Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Fire, and Rescue can be reached by dialing 911.



Services and Prevention Information

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Services

To be compiled.


Operation Identification

To be compiled.



Sexual Assault and Prevention Information

Sexual Assault and Sex Offenses

Sexual Assault is a crime punishable by both civil and criminal legal action. The Ferrum College Police Department investigates all reported sexual assaults are on call 24 hours a day. Once reported, the police officers investigate and make applicable criminal charges based on evidence collected and victim/witness statements. The Ferrum College Police Department works closely with other area law enforcement and counseling personnel to ensure that appropriate support services are made available and utilized when necessary. The victim of a sexual assault may also choose to file a report with the college judicial system, administered through the Office of Residence Life and Housing. In this instance, the Office of Residence Life and Housing adjudicates all cases involving sex offenses in which the alleged perpetrator is a Ferrum College student. Ferrum College also encourages victims to prosecute alleged perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.

The Ferrum College Police Department is a valuable resource for information. The department has educational literature available on prevention methods and procedures to follow if you should become the victim of a sex offense.


If Sexual Assault Happens to You

  • Contact the police to report the incident. The Ferrum College Police Department should be contacted for on- campus incidents and the Sheriff’s Office should be contacted for off-campus incidents. The Ferrum College Police Department will assist the victim in contacting the correct law enforcement agency, if requested.
  • Go to the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount or Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. A physician or nurse will examine you for injuries and collect physical evidence that could be used in judicial proceedings. If you decide to prosecute, Franklin Memorial and Roanoke Memorial Hospital offer the services of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.
  • If possible, do not change your clothes, shower, eat or drink between the rape and the trip to the emergency room. Preserving evidence is critical and can assist in prosecution. Bring a change of clothes with you because the police will need the clothes you were wearing for evidence.
  • Even if you do not wish to prosecute, it is important that you have a physical exam after the attack. Besides bruises or other physical injuries, the perpetrator might have passed on a sexually transmitted disease that requires treatment. An HIV/AIDS test may also ease your mind, although six months must elapse after an attack to accurately detect the presence of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
  • Consider your judicial options if you have not done so already. Although there are statutes of limitation on criminal cases, they are often longer than you think. You also have the option of campus and civil charges.
  • The Dean of Students, Jason A. Jones, will also assist in changing academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault incident, should the victim request such assistance and such changes are reasonably available.
  • Remember that it is never too late to deal with a sexual assault, and that you can heal from this significant trauma. People are ready and able to help you, but they cannot if you do not ask.

A police report must be generated before an investigation can begin and charges can be filed. If the assault happened on campus or in the Blue Ridge Magisterial District, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Ferrum College Police Department. If the assault occurred in the county, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. It the Assault occurs in the Town of Rocky Mount, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Rocky Mount Police Department. If the assault occurs anywhere other than on the Ferrum College campus, the Ferrum College Police Department will assist the student in notifying these authorities, if the student so requests. Many victims believe that if they do not file criminal charges immediately, they lose that option. This may not be the case. There are statutes of limitation for filing criminal charges, but they are typically several years in duration. Certainly, it is best to go to the police as soon as possible after an assault, in order to preserve as much evidence as possible. However, even if time has elapsed, the police still encourage victims to come forward. Criminal charges are prosecuted by the State of Virginia, not the victim. The victim serves as the primary witness to the crime, and his or her testimony is crucial to the case. Criminal cases may take considerable time to proceed through the justice system. Typically, the press protects the identity of the victim, although the identity of the accused perpetrator is not protected.


Sex Offender Registry and Access to Related Information

The federal “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act”, enacted on October 28, 2000, went into effect October 28, 2002. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under state law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, volunteers services, or is a student. Information about the Sex Offender registry can be found at http://sex-offender.vsp.state.va.us/cool-ice/, or can be accessed through the Ferrum College Police Department web site at /campus_police/clery_act_security_report/security_report_2010.html

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. The registry was established pursuant to § 19.2-390.1 of the Commonwealth's Criminal Code. Every person convicted on or after July 1, 1997, including juveniles tried and convicted in the circuit courts pursuant to § 16.1-269.1, whether sentenced as adults or juveniles, of an offense for which registration is required shall be required as a part of the sentence imposed upon conviction to register and reregister with the Commonwealth's Department of State Police, as provided in this section. In addition, all persons convicted of offenses under the laws of the United States, or any other state substantially similar to an offense for which registration is required, shall provide to the local agency all necessary information for inclusion in the State Police Registry within ten days of establishing a residence within the Commonwealth. Any person required to register shall also be required to reregister within ten days following any change of residence, whether within or outside of the Commonwealth.

Nonresident offenders entering the Commonwealth for employment, to carry on a vocation, volunteer services or as a student attending school who are required to register in their state of residence or who would be required to register under this section if a resident of the Commonwealth shall, within ten days of accepting employment or enrolling in school in the Commonwealth, be required to register and reregister pursuant to this section. For purposes of this section “student” means a person who is enrolled on a full-time or part- time basis, in any public or private educational institution, including any secondary school, trade or professional institution, or institution of higher education.

Information concerning offenders registered with the Sex Offender and Crimes Minors Registry may be disclosed to any person requesting information on a specific individual in accordance with the law. Information regarding a specific person requested pursuant to the law shall be disseminated upon receipt of an official request form that may be submitted directly to the Commonwealth's Department of State Police or to the State Police through a local law-enforcement agency. The Department of State Police shall make registry information available, upon request, to criminal justice agencies including local law enforcement agencies through the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN). Registry information provided under this section shall be used for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice, for the screening of current or prospective employees or volunteers or otherwise for the protection of the public in general and children in particular. Uses of the information for purposes not authorized by this section are prohibited and a willful violation of this section with the intent to harass or intimidate another shall be punished as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

The Commonwealth's State Police maintains a system for making certain registry information on violent sex offenders publicly available by means of the internet. The information made available includes the offender's name; all aliases which he has used or under which he may have been known; the date and locality of the conviction and a brief description of the offense; the offender’s date of birth, current address and photograph; and such other information as the State Police may from time to time determine is necessary to preserve public safety. The system is secure and is not capable of being altered except by or through the State Police. The system is updated each business day with newly received registrations and re-registrations.


Important Telephone Numbers

Ferrum College Police Department
Business Office: 540-365-4255
Emergency: 540-365-4444

Franklin County Sheriff, Fire and EMS: 911
Non-Emergency: 540-483-3000
Rocky Mount Police Department: 540-483-9275

Student Health Center: 540-365-4469
Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital: 540-483-5277
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital: 540-981-7000

Office of Student Affairs: 540-365-4456
Dean of Students: 540-365-4461
Assistant Director of Residence Life and Housing: 540-365-4617


Safety Tips

We encourage all students, faculty, staff, and visitors to take an active role in their own safety and security while on campus. By following these guidelines, you can help maintain a safe environment for yourself and others at the College.

  • Walk in well-lighted and well-traveled areas after dark. Walk with a friend, or call the Ferrum College Police Department for an escort.
  • Immediately report all suspicious persons, vehicles, or activities to the Ferrum College Police Department.
  • Immediately report all crimes, security problems, or hazardous conditions to the Police Department.
  • Subscribe to E2Campus (link on the Ferrum College website)
  • Keep yourself informed. Check e-mail, campus bulletin boards, the Iron Blade (the student newspaper), and your campus mail for "Campus Safety Notices" that pertain to specific security conditions on campus. Take advantage of informational programs sponsored on campus.
  • Keep residence hall room doors locked at all times and do not loan keys to unauthorized persons.
  • Keep your room keys with you at all times.
  • Use the peephole in your door to screen visitors.
  • Do not prop open any locked exterior doors or leave ground-floor windows open.
  • Never study alone in an isolated area of a campus building.
  • Lock your car and secure valuables when using campus parking facilities.
  • Use bicycle racks located on campus, and lock your bicycle with a high-quality lock.
  • Become familiar with the blue Emergency Telephone and courtesy phones’ locations on campus.
  • Become familiar with the – Emergency Procedures and Safety Information flipchart online and in classrooms and Resident Advisors’ rooms.
  • Become familiar with Residence Life Policies and the "Student Conduct Code" of Ferrum College. Abide by them and encourage others to do so.
  • Become familiar with emergency exits and locations of fire alarm pull stations and extinguishers in your building.



Crime Statistics 

Ferrum College and Surrounding Areas Crime Statistics

The statistical data reported for on-campus offenses and all discipline referrals are compiled from records maintained by the Campus Safety Office and the Residence Life Office. The "Clery Act" defines the location categories used. "Non-Residential" indicates the violation occurred on campus grounds or in buildings not used for student housing. "Residential" indicates it occurred in a College-owned residence hall. "Public Prop." is public property such as streets and sidewalks adjacent to the campus. "Non Campus" refers to any building or property located off campus and owned or controlled by a student organization officially recognized by the College. The criminal offenses are classified using the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting System definitions. The reader should keep in mind that some crime victims may choose not to report offenses to campus or local law enforcement authorities and that violations listed may result in both arrest and disciplinary referral for the same offense. Other types of unacceptable conduct such as thefts and vandalism occur on college campuses. All criminal activity is detrimental to the College community, and strong measures including dismissal are taken against offenders.


2010 Calendar Year
Offense Non-Residential Residential Total on Campus Non Campus Public Property
Murder (negligent manslaugher) 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0 0
Non-forcible Sex Offense 0 0 1 1 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 8 8 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations
Arrests 2 2 4 4 3
Disciplinary Referrals 0 70 70 1 7
Drug Law Violations
Arrests 2 0 2 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals 0 27 27 0 0
Weapons Possession
Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals 0 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes
Race 0 0 0 0 0
Gender 0 0 0 0 0
Religion 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual Orientation 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnicity 0 0 0 0 0
Disability 0 0 0 0 0


2011 Calendar Year
Offense Non-Residential Residential Total on Campus Non Campus Public Property
Murder (negligent manslaugher) 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0 0
Non-forcible Sex Offense 0 1 1 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 1 1 0 0
Burglary 0 1 1 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations
Arrests 0 3 3 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals 0 42 42 0 1
Drug Law Violations
Arrests 0 6 8 3 1
Disciplinary Referrals 0 27 27 0 1
Weapons Possession
Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals 0 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes
Race 0 0 0 0 0
Gender 0 0 0 0 0
Religion 0 0 0 0 0
Sexual Orientation 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnicity 0 0 0 0 0
Disability 0 0 0 0 0


2012 Calendar Year
Offense Non-Residential Residential Total on Campus Non Campus Public Property
Murder (negligent manslaugher) 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offense 0 3 3 1 0
Non-forcible Sex Offense 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 2 0 2 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 21 21 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations
Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals 2 83 85 10 1
Drug Law Violations
Arrests 1 1 2 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals 6 22 28 6 1
Weapons Possession
Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Disciplinary Referrals 0 0 3 0 1
Hate Crimes
Race 0 0 0 0 0
Gender 0 0 0 0 0
Religion 0 1 1 0 0
Sexual Orientation 0 0 0 0 0
Ethnicity 0 0 0 0 0
Disability 0 0 0 0 0

*A drug law violation arrest (or criminal summons) of a student also results in a disciplinary referral.



Ferrum College Higher Education Opportunity Act Annual Campus Fire Safety Annual Compliance Report—2012

The Higher Education Act became law in August 2008, requiring all United States academic institutions to produce an annual fire safety report outlining fire safety practices, standards, and all fire-related on-campus statistics. The following report details all information required by law as it relates to Ferrum College.

At Ferrum College, residence halls East Bassett, Arthur, Moore, Roberts, Clark and Dyer Halls are covered by an automatic sprinkler and fire alarm system, which is monitored 24 hours/day, seven days/week. Chapman, Susannah Wesley, North Bassett and Riddick Halls are covered by a fire alarm system which is monitored 24 hours/day, seven days/week; none of these four buildings have an automatic sprinkler system. All systems are checked two times per year and all detectors are checked on an annual basis. For residence halls without generators, fire alarm systems have a battery back-up. Apartments which house students are equipped with smoke detectors, which are checked on an annual basis. Students housed in college owned apartments are given fire safety information including the 911 address of their respective apartment.

All residence hall staff undergo fire safety training prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. All residence hall students are given fire safety information which is covered by RAs during the first week of classes. This information covers basic fire safety and what appropriate action to take during a fire alarm or fire emergency. Fire evacuation routes are posted in each of the residence halls. Fire drills are conducted twice per year in coordination with Residence Life, Physical Plant, Emergency Services and Campus Police.

Fire Safety Policies, as listed in the Student Handbook, discusses tampering with fire equipment; evacuation procedures; use of electrical appliances; open flames; room decorations; room capacity regulations; and wooden constructions, (lofts). These regulations are reviewed and enforced by RAs and other college officials.

Local fire departments and public safety officials are invited on campus to maintain an open dialogue in response to campus procedures, response protocol, access and education of campus fire alarm and fire suppression systems, and possible training opportunities on campus.

There was one fire, resulting in minor property damage during this reporting period, and no fire-related deaths or injuries at Ferrum College during this reporting period.