It is the mission of Campus Safety to maintain a stable, safe, and nurturing environment at Bluefield College that is conducive to learning.

Safety and Security

The safety and security of all members of the Bluefield College Community is a vital concern to Campus Safety. Campus Safety protects the persons and property of students, faculty, staff and visitors by assisting law enforcement and other emergency service providers as needed and by being the first responder to emergencies of any kind on the Bluefield College campus.

Colleges are generally very safe places to live, learn, and work, but are not immune to the problems that affect all segments of our society. Safety at Bluefield College is the shared responsibility of students, faculty, and staff. Ours is a close-knit commmunity with an excellent security history. The degree to which Bluefield College is safe depends on each member of the campus community taking seriously the responsibility to protect their self and others. It is the goal of Bluefield College and Campus Safety to make students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the College as safe as possible. To accomplish this we understand it is important to engage the entire community in the shared obligation of community safety. Through the work of Campus Safety and the Department of Student Development, the College works to provide a balance of policy enforcement and a strong presence to maintain a safe living, learning and working community.


An open campus affords freedom of movement for the college community. Campus security officers patrol the campus throughout the night; however, it is essential that every student take some precautions to avoid unfortunate incidents. Campus security officers notify the city police immediately in the event that they discover anyone breaking a law. Security officers enforce and report all violations of campus policies and regulations. Students who interfere with a security officer's duties will be subject to disciplinary action. All students are expected to cooperate with the officer on patrol. Students are urged to carefully consider safety and security on campus, using the suggestions and resources available from Residence Life, the Office of Student Development, and Campus Safety.

Contact Information

Gary Ruth
Director of Campus Safety