Campus Safety & Security

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Campus Safety & Security

The annual Campus Safety & Security Report summarizes crime statistics in our area, both on-campus and off-campus, covering the past three years.

View or print the Campus Safety & Security Report here.

What’s in the Report?

Sentara College publishes crime statistics from our area obtained through local and state law enforcement agencies. Sentara College also makes information available regarding sex offenders in our area. We disclose these facts in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Learn more about sex offenders in our area on the Virginia State Police website.

Read about the Clery Act here.

Campus Community Notifications

It’s easy to stay informed about safety or security issues that can threaten our campus or the surrounding area. Campus community notifications can alert students, faculty, and staff of safety disturbances in two ways:

1) For low-level or informative notifications, an email will be sent to all people with a email address. The email will describe the issue and appropriate actions to take.

2) In case of an emergency, all staff, faculty, and students who have signed up for the Blackboard Connect Notification System will be sent an alert message via phone, email, text, TTY, or fax to their designated contact number. The message will state the emergency and any actions to be taken.

Mass Emergency Notifications

Campus Operations administers the College’s mass emergency notification system. These messages are only transmitted during emergencies and are an additional avenue of communication. The decision to issue a campus safety, crime, or emergency notification is determined on a case-by-case basis with consideration of the facts surrounding the incident, nature of the incident, continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

Students, faculty, and staff can register to receive emergency notifications here.

For additional information regarding crime reporting, drug and alcohol policies, and crime prevention on campus, please refer to the College Catalog and the Student and Faculty Handbooks. 

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