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Campus safety and security


Protecting the health and safety of faculty, staff and students is of the utmost importance to VCU. The university has several resources to assist in ensuring VCU and its surrounding communities are safe for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

VCU Police
VCU Police offer numerous ways to report crimes on campus. VCUPD also offer many services and programs designed to create a safe environment.

To report an emergency situation, please call (804) 828-1234 or dial 8-1234 from a university phone.

To report a non-emergency situation, please call (804) 828-1196 or dial 8-1196 from a university phone.

Threat Assessment Team
VCU’s Threat Assessment Team assesses and responds accordingly to any threatening behaviors and dangerous incidents involving students, faculty, or staff before escalation to violence. For additional information and the Threat Assessment Team’s mission, please see the Faculty and Staff Guide: Assisting Distressed Students

Title IX
The university remains committed to an environment free from sex and gender-based harassment. A comprehensive site devoted to supporting the needs of all individuals affected by sexual assault, harassment, relationship violence, stalking, and other forms of gender discrimination exists to explain the mission and purpose of Title IX.

Title IX Coordinator Information:

Laura Walsh Rugless
Director of Equity and Access Services & Title IX Coordinator
Phone: (804) 828-6404
Fax: (804) 828-7201
TDD: (804) 828-1420
lrugless@vcu.edu
1001 Grove Avenue
Richmond VA, 23284

Student-only Involvement:

Tammi Slovinsky, MPA
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Affairs
(804) 827-1963
tslovinsky@vcu.edu

Building Security
VCU Police retain responsibility of building access control and residence hall security for the university.

Environmental Health and Safety
The Safety and Risk Management office maintains programs for radiation safety; lab safety; biological safety; fire safety; and occupational safety.

Additional Resources