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Safety and Security

Safety and Security at EMU

EMU aspires to offer students a safe and happy campus. Your peace of mind is very important to us. Campus security officers patrol grounds daily on foot and by car and are ready to respond in any emergency. Faculty and staff are trained in crisis communication and response. Harrisonburg City Police offer support and timely notifications of issues near campus.

Campus Safety Guidelines Emergencies: How to Respond

  Report an Incident

Emergency Situations and Contacts

Wayne Martin

Call 911 for any situation that requires IMMEDIATE police, fire, or medical response. Security officers are on duty on campus 24 hours a day.

Witnesses and victims of a campus crime or emergency, as well as anyone who is suspicious of people or situations on campus, are urged to contact campus security at 4911 from a campus phone or 540-432-4911 from an off-campus phone.

Wayne Martin (pictured right) is EMU's Campus Safety Manager.

Residence Hall Directors

In the residence halls, a residence director is on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies or incidents which occur on campus. The director can be reached at 540-476-4578.

Each residence hall room is equipped with a campus telephone line (residents provide their own telephones), and a phone is also located at the main entrance of each residence hall. Incidents can also be reported in person at the facilities management office or the student life office in University Commons. (See map.)

Safety and Care Reporting Form

Witnesses and victims of a campus crime or emergency, anyone who is suspicious of people or situations on campus, or anyone who would like to refer a student to the CARE Team are urged to use the Safety and Care Reporting Form.

EMU Alert Notifications

EMU Alerts is a notification system capable of sending emergency notifications instantly and simultaneously to registered mobile phones and email addresses. EMU has contracted with Rave Mobile Safety as our EMU Alerts system provider. Learn more about EMU Alerts.

Alertus is a notification system for computers connected to the EMU network (including personal computers and computers at home that are connected to the EMU network). Upon powering up, every networked computer will display an emergency message, when activitated. Below is a sample message. 

Alertus sample message

Annual Campus Safety and Security Report

Download the 2020 annual campus safety and security report to learn more about university policies, how to report sexual misconduct or harassment, fire safety and crime statistics, and more.

Crisis Communication and Preparedness

EMU’s Crisis Management Preparedness Team has joined colleges across the country in assessing crisis communication protocol. In the event that we need to get a message to all of our student body, we will immediately convene our crisis management team to assess the situation, prepare communications for parents and lead the campus during the crisis.

Crisis Communication at EMU Download the 2021 Annual Safety Report

Campus Communications Archive

9-1-22: Campus Safety Update (from Wayne Martin to campus community)

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