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

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.


Averett utilizes a mobile notification and reporting system called LiveSafe. Download the app to your mobile device now to get the latest updates and connect to campus security officials.

Click Here to download from the iOS App Store

Click Here to download from the Google Play Store

Campus Safety Resources

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

For more information about Averett University and our programs, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!