Randolph-Macon College is committed to providing the members of the campus community
and visitors with the safest and most secure environment possible. However, even
the most extensive initiatives cannot succeed without the awareness and cooperation
of the community members who work, study, and live on campus.
Randolph-Macon has designed its policies and regulations to create a safer and more
harmonious environment for the members of its community. All campus community members
and visitors of the college are required to obey these regulations. These policies
not only reflect the college's high standard of conduct but also local, state, and
federal laws. When observed and enforced, they create a high degree of safety for
the college community.
The campus safety office embraces the entire college community and provides continuous
service to maintain a reasonably safe environment in which members of the community
can pursue their various activities, and which the college can fulfill its mission.
The primary functions of the campus safety office are: to protect and assist citizens
of the college community and to safeguard its property and resources, to enforce
the rules and regulations of the college as well as federal, state, and local law;
and to treat all persons equally with respect, regardless to race, gender, religion
or sexual orientation. Our safety program includes a number of professional, educational,
and crime preventive services to generate a sense of personal responsibility in
each individual to reduce criminal opportunities.
In addition to patrolling buildings and grounds 24 hours a day, we patrol the campus
on foot, by vehicle, and on bicycle. Various community services are provided or
supported by the campus safety office, including: after hour escort service, online
property and vehicle registration, reporting crimes via our Silent Witness Program,
crime prevention programs, responding to panic alarms, locking and unlock buildings,
respond to requests for assistance, emergency response, timely warning safety alerts,
crime statistics, and maintaining a harmonious working relationship with local law
enforcement agencies, Commonwealth's Attorney's office, the courts and local government.
We are not law enforcement officers, but we do take responsibility to protect the
campus grounds and facilities; and the faculty, staff, alumni, students, and visitors
of Randolph-Macon College. Campus Safety Officers are trained in mediation for conflict
resolution to reduce conflict within the educational system. In short, we are very
familiar with the campus and the security and safety needs of our community. In
addition to the myriad of security and safety-related functions, we manage the campus-parking
program, produce student identification cards and monitor our high tech security
system. The campus safety office is located at 203 Caroline Street and is staffed
24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can contact us at 804-752-4710, or on-campus
ext. 5049. Campus security is the primary responsibility of the Office of Campus
Safety, administered by the Director of Campus Safety, who is responsible to the
Dean of Students.
Always report crimes no matter how small they may seem.
Access to on-campus housing by college employees is on an as needed basis, and incorporates
strict key and card access control procedures during hours of restricted access.
R-MC students, faculty, and staff have access to academic, recreational, and administrative
facilities on campus. The general public may attend cultural and recreational events
on campus, with access limited to the facilities in which the event is located.
All visitors are subject to the safety rules and regulations of the college.
Members of the community can report crimes directly to the office of campus safety
without revealing their identity, and all information is kept confidential. Offering
this service to the community helps improve the quality of life of each individual,
while giving a non-complaining witness an opportunity to participate in crime prevention
Sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, violates state
law, the code of student conduct, and the college policy on non-discrimination.
Reports of violations can be made to campus safety, the college ombuds, the sexual
assault response coordinator, or the dean of the college.
Violations may be handled through internal processes and/or through the criminal
justice system. The college responds to victims of sexual assault with an array
of services accessed through the sexual assault response coordinator. The college
ombuds are prepared to respond to incidences of discrimination, including sexual