University Policies

Violence Prevention Policies

Virginia State Code §23.1-805 prompted the creation of Virginia Tech's Campus and Workplace Violence Prevention Committee and Threat Assessment Team.

  • Campus and Workplace Violence Prevention Committee

Virginia Tech's Campus and Workplace Violence Prevention Committee was established by Policy Memorandum 5616.

  • Threat Assessment Team

The Threat Assessment Team was established in December 2017 by Policy Memorandum 251. For more information, visit the Threat Assessment Team website.

Virginia Administrative Code §23.122 guides Virginia Tech's prohibition of weapons on university property.  Review the  the definition of "firearms" and "weapons" on Virginia Law's website.

The university's employees, students, and volunteers are prohibited from carrying, maintaining, or storing a firearm or weapon on any university property. Any visitor or other third party attending a sporting, entertainment, or educational event or visiting an academic or administrative office building, dining facility, or residence hall is prohibited from carrying, maintaining, or storing a firearm or weapon on any university facility, even if the owner has a valid permit. This prohibition also applies to all events on campus where people congregate in any public or outdoor areas.

Community Expectations

  • Policies for Employees

University faculty, staff and wage employees are expected to abide by Human Resources policies. Policies and handbooks for each position can be found on the VT Human Resources' website.

  • Policies for Students

The Hokie Handbook is a guide for student life at Virginia Tech. It encompasses all student policies and procedures, including the Student Code of Conduct. All students, including undergraduate, graduate and professional, are expected to familiarize themselves with these university expectations.

University Facility Safety

  • Health and Safety Policies

The University Health and Safety Policies are outlined in Policy Memorandum 1005.

  • Facility Safety

Safety expectations for university facilities are outlined in Policy Memorandum 5615.