It takes a community effort to make sure our campus is a safe place to be. You should feel safe here, but we do our part to take precautions for your benefit.


  • We position blue light emergency phones across campus in case you have an emergency. Courtesy phones are stationed at residence halls' primary entrances.
  • Our text messaging and email alert system is provided through Roam Secure, a national company with servers on both coasts in the event of a regional disaster.
  • An escort service is usually available to walk with a student back to his or her residence hall, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Residence Halls

  • Our sworn and trained campus police force monitors electronic access doors and fire systems 24/7.
  • Students enter their residence hall with their student ID via electronic card reader. Lost student IDs are disabled immediately after reported missing. Replacements are available for a $15 fee.
  • Photo student ID cards are also used for entry into the dining hall and for use of the library.
  • For student rooms and suites, coded keys are stamped with "State of VA Do Not Duplicate." If you lose your room key, we replace the lock for a fee.
  • Residence hall doors have peep holes for personal surveillance.

Programs and Services

  • SAFE is a student organization that works within Longwood to educate the community about sexual assault, for more safety programs click here.
  • Rape Aggression Defense Training (RAD) teaches women to recognize dangerous situations, and learn when to use defensive measures.
  • Free bicycle and valuable registration for all students.