Health & Safety

We take good care of you.

Our experienced staff members provide quality, confidential and compassionate health care to the students of Roanoke College. Roanoke College Student Health & Counseling Services is nurse-directed, operating under the direct medical supervision of a local doctor. Our team is skilled in the assessment and treatment of health issues of college students. Serious illnesses are referred to physicians or other appropriate providers.

For more serious health issues, the Roanoke Valley is home to a number of high-quality hospitals, including Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, ranked among the top 5 hospitals in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.

In a classic college town, near one of America's most livable, family-friendly cities, Roanoke is one of the safest schools you'll find on the East Coast.

Some friendly faces you'll see around campus

We're looking out for you

Our campus safety team works hard to ensure you live and study in a safe environment. To help keep you secure, we provide the following safety services:

  • Ongoing vehicle, foot and bicycle patrols
  • 24/7 building security
  • On-call safety escorts
  • Multi-media, emergency "Maroon Alert" system
  • Trained emergency response
  • Continually tested fire safety equipment and procedures
  • Storm shelters
  • Vehicle jump-starts
  • Room & car unlocks
  • Special event security