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Emergency Notification Protocol

VT Alerts is Virginia Tech's Emergency Notification System. In a campus emergency, Virginia Tech will use several information delivery methods to reach you because, at any given time, one form of communications might be better to reach you than another.


Policies pertaining to the university's use of surveillance as well as purchasing surveillance equipment.

Threat Assessment

The mission of the multi-disciplinary Threat Assessment Team is to determine if an individual poses, or may reasonably pose, a threat of violence to self, others, or the Virginia Tech community; and to intervene to avert the threat and maintain the safety of the situation.

Safety Tips

A list of safety topics to provide tips for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of current residence.

Ban from Campus

Virginia Tech is committed to the safety and welfare of students, employees, and visitors.  The chief of police, or designee, is authorized to ban individuals from all Virginia Tech property, a specific building, or area. Individuals who have received a Trespass/Ban from Campus notice have the right to appeal. Community members can view the Ban from Campus Listing here.

Sex Offender Registry

Virginia Code § 9.1-900 facilitates public access to information about persons convicted of specified violent and sexual offenses. To access the Virginia State Police's Sex Offender and Crimes against Minors Registry, click here.

Victim Services

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program aids victims and witnesses of crime by providing information and support from the reporting of the crime all the way through the court process. Victims and witnesses play an important role in the prosecution of criminal cases. This task may feel frightening and/or frustrating to those involved. The intent of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program is to assist in navigating the criminal justice process and help make the experience easier. To access the free services and see additional links click here.

Sexual Violence Response

Unsure of what happens when someone reports a sexual assault? Learn more about VTPD's response, resources and the Clery Act here.