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Campus Safety

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

Safety and Security

The safety and security of all members of the Bluefield University 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.

Universities 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 University is the shared responsibility of students, faculty, and staff. Ours is a close-knit community with an excellent security history. The degree to which Bluefield University is safe depends on each member of the campus community taking seriously the responsibility to protect themselves and others. It is the goal of Bluefield University and Campus Safety to make students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the University 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 University 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 University 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.

Campus Crime Information

The United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) provides a website that is directly linked to reported criminal offenses for over 6000 colleges and universities in the United States.

For more information, you can visit the Campus Safety & Security website. Simply search for “Bluefield University”.

Crisis Protocols

Important information regarding the safety and well being of our students, faculty, and staff.

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