The Office of Campus Safety provides police and security services, student escort services, security patrol of the campus, fire and personal safety programs, and traffic control. Campus Safety Officers are on duty 24 hours a day at the College and are radio dispatched to assist in and provide these services. Officers are appointed Special Conservators of the Peace by the Circuit Court and have arrest authority on College property. The Safety Office is located on the first floor of Bowman Hall. The office can be contacted 24 hours a day at 540-375-2310 or by using one of the direct-dial emergency “Red Phones” located in many buildings on campus and/or Yellow “Access/Emergency” telephones which are located outside each residence hall main entrance.
Each fall Roanoke College publishes an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report for residential facilities in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965. The Annual Security Report contains information about safety and security procedures and policies on our campus. Included are campus crime statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Fire Safety Report contains fire safety information about each residence hall, as well as statistical data and fire safety policies and procedures. A “notice of availability” of the reports is distributed to all students and the reports are available to prospective students upon request by contacting the Admissions Office. The reports can also be found on the college web site at http://roanoke.edu/A-Z_Index/Safety/Reports.htm .