Campus security

Your safety and well-being is our priority. VCU offers several safety resources for students, patients, faculty, staff and visitors.

VCU Police

Collaboration, partnerships and problem-solving are essential to public safety at VCU. The VCU Police Department works closely with local and federal law enforcement entities to create a safe learning and working environment for students, faculty and staff. You will see VCU police officers and security staff on the Monroe Park Campus, on the MCV campus and at the VCU Medical Center. 

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.

Visit for more information about programs and services offered through VCU Police, including but not limited to how to report a crime, pedestrian safety, emergency phones, emergency preparedness and internet crime. 

VCU Alert

Receive VCU Alert communications through text messaging and email. Sign up for alerts at 

VCU LiveSafe

VCU Police operates the LiveSafe mobile application, a free user-friendly app available on all Android and iOS devices.  LiveSafe is a powerful safety tool that allows for more efficient exchanges of information between members of the community and VCU Police. Learn more at 

Ramstrong (physical and emotional well-being resources)

RamStrong is a collective health and well-being resource for the entire VCU community. Explore resources from the eight dimensions of well-being: physical, emotional, financial, occupational, intellectual, environmental, social and spiritual. For more information about both physical and emotional well-being resources, visit Students experiencing a mental health emergency should contact University Counseling Services or call (804) 828-6200 day or night to speak with a crisis clinician.  

Threat assessment

VCU’s Threat Assessment Team assesses and responds to any threatening behaviors and dangerous incidents involving students, faculty or staff. For additional information and the Threat Assessment Team’s mission, visit the VCU Dean of Students website at 

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 as well as your reporting options.

Environmental health and safety

The Safety and Risk Management office maintains programs for radiation safety, chemical safety, biological safety, fire safety and occupational safety.


RamRide is a shuttle service that travels to VCU's remote parking facilities. Buses operate Monday through Friday, and service is free for all VCU students, faculty and staff with a valid VCUCard. 

RamSafe is the point-to-point evening transportation service dedicated for VCU students, faculty and staff. The program provides safe and free transportation to on-campus locations and nearby residences and buildings within defined boundaries on the Monroe Park and MCV campuses. 

Weapons screening

Everyone entering into VCU Health System hospitals and clinics, as well as facilities connected to hospitals and clinics, must pass through a weapons detection screening station. This security measure is non-invasive, fast moving and similar to what people experience when attending events at entertainment venues and other public facilities.

Weapons screening is required at McGlothlin Medical Education Center (MMEC), Sanger Hall and West Hospital. These locations were selected because they are physically connected to the medical center. For more information, see the FAQ about weapons screening at these locations.