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 anonymously.
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 harassment.