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    VT Campus Ban Information

    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.

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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.

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    Emergency Phones

    There are 118 blue light emergency phones located outdoors on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg, Virginia campus. The phones are available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week and connect users with an emergency dispatcher with the push of a button.

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    Flock LPR Cameras

    The Virginia Tech Police Department utilizes Flock License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras strategically placed across the campus. These advanced, motion-activated camera systems are designed to bolster security measures while safeguarding individual privacy.

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    Scam Alerts

    Explore the most recent scams targeting the campus community and discover essential safety tips to prevent falling victim to fraudulent activities. Stay informed about the latest deceptive tactics and empower yourself with practical advice to protect your personal information and finances effectively.

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    Safety Tips

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

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

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    Sex Offender Registry , redirect

    Virginia Code § 9.1-900 facilitates public access to information about persons convicted of specified violent and sexual offenses.

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    Sexual Violence Response

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

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    Threat Assessment Team

    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.