Campus Safety at Averett University

Keeping our students, faculty and staff safe is a top priority at Averett. Our Campus Security Department works around the clock to ensure that we have a peaceful learning community and we deal quickly and professionally with any emergencies that arise. We have a partnership with the Danville Police Department that enhances our ability to address security issues right away. We are proud to say that Averett University has been ranked among the top three safest college campuses in Virginia by stateuniversity.com.

On Main Campus, we are available 24/7. Our typical response time is 2-3 minutes, and you can find emergency contact information posted in all Main Campus buildings.

On Riverview Campus, a security officer is on duty Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Fridays, an officer is available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

North Campus is monitored by closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and an intrusion alarm system in conjunction with members of Averett’s Athletics and Facility departments.

In the unlikely event of a major crime or emergency, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to dial 911 directly.

Contact Campus Security

  • Contact extension 15888 on campus or call (434) 791-5888 from a cell phone to report any suspicious or threatening activity.
  • Contact the DPD by calling 911 from any campus extension, off-campus phone, or cell phone.

Security Alert System

Receive instant notification of security alerts on campus with our text message and e-mail alerts. This service is offered to students at the Danville, Tidewater, and Richmond campuses. When signing up, please specify which campus group you want to receive alerts from.

Campus Safety Resources

We publish important documents related to safety on campus. Please take the time to review them.

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