The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department provides the following list of resources for your convenience in finding information regarding College emergency notifications, polices and programs, as well as personal safety considerations. As always, contact the Campus Police Department for more information about these resources or any other questions you may have.
UVa-Wise is committed to operating with integrity and honor in full compliance will all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, as well as College policies. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to Title IX, Clery Act and VAWA. For additional information about compliance and these areas of emphasis, please visit the Compliance webpage.
The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department maintains a crime log which is available to the public during normal business hours at the Campus Police Office, located in Cantrell Hall.
Crime Prevention & Personal Safety Tips
The following tips are provided in consideration of your personal safety:
- Keep the door(s) to your residence and windows accessible from the outside locked at all times.
- Never sleep in an unlocked room or house.
- Don't put your name and address on key rings.
- Don't keep your residence and vehicle keys on the same ring.
- If you lose the keys to your residence, have the lock(s) changed. On-campus residents should notify Campus Police immediately.
- Don't study in poorly-lighted, secluded areas.
- Require callers to identify themselves before opening your door. Off-campus residents should require official identification from all repair or service personnel.
- Don't let strangers in to use your phone. Offer to make the call for them or direct them to a public phone.
- If you receive obscene or harassing telephone calls, or several calls with no one on the other end, immediately notify Campus Police.
- If you find that your room has been entered, DON'T GO INSIDE. Go to a neighbor and call Campus Police. If you are already inside, DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING. In doing so, you may disturb evidence that is important to police investigation.
- If you are awakened by an intruder inside your room, don't try to apprehend him. He may be armed or may easily arm himself with something in the room. If he poses an immediate threat, get out of the room; if he does not, common sense may dictate pretending you are still asleep.
- If you see a suspicious person or vehicle on campus immediately contact Campus Police. Try to get the license plate number.
- Those in private residences should consider installing "peep holes" and intruder chains on outside doors. Also, if returning after dark, leave a light on at the entrance to your residence.
- Students in campus housing are particularly advised against blocking open the entrance to residence halls or other college buildings. Defective locks on windows or doors should be reported to Campus Police or the Physical Plant.
- Avoid bringing large amounts of cash or other valuables to campus.
- Keep items of value out of sight.
- Never lend the key to your residence.
- Don't hide keys under mats, above doors, in mailboxes, or anywhere else they can be easily found.
- If you live in a residence hall, take your room key into the shower with you. Don't leave it in your robe or other clothing where someone going through your pockets can find it.
- When leaving your vehicle at a service station or parking garage, leave only the ignition key.
- When having keys made, have them made in your presence.
- Participate in OPERATION ID with the UVa-Wise Campus Police Department.
The UVa-Wise Crisis Management Team and Crisis Communication Team provide updates and other information regarding emergency response on their website, as well as emergency procedures.
Uniform Crime Report
The UVa-Wise Campus Police Department monitors all on-campus activities and reports all crimes to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting System. The College does not monitor or record statistics for crimes involving UVa-Wise students that occur in other jurisdictions and that are investigated by other police agencies. All such offenses are recorded by that jurisdiction as part of their Uniform Crime Report. Reports are provided on a calendar year (January-December) basis. UVa-Wise campus does not use the local police agencies to monitor and record criminal activity at off campus locations of student organization which are officially recognized by UVa-Wise, including those with off campus housing. The local agencies respond to crimes at those locations if the property is in their jurisdiction. Please view the Annual Security Report (ASR) linked here for more information.
Vehicles & Parking Information
All vehicles parked on campus must be registered with the Campus Police Department and display a valid parking decal. Decals, which are valid for one year (August 1 to August 1), may be purchased in the Campus Police Department for an annual fee for employees and students.
Rules & Regulations Annually, the Campus Police Department publishes the Vehicles Rules & Regulations brochure which outlines registration, designated parking areas, and other information for parking a vehicle on the UVa-Wise campus. A copy of the current Vehicles Rules & Regulations is provided when you purchase your decal or here in a pdf format [2014-2015].
Parking Registration Form Vehicle decals (bicycle decals are provided at no charge) may be purchased at the Campus Police Department by completing a Parking/Vehicle Registration Form for each vehicle. The current form is available in the Campus Police Department or in a printable pdf format [here]. The applicable parking registration fee is required at the time the form is submitted.
Parking Registration Payroll Deduction Form (**employees only**) Faculty and staff may authorize payroll deduction for payment of their parking registration fee by completing this form. It is available in the Campus Police Department or in a printable pdf format [here].
Parking Ticket Appeals Form Any individual who receives a parking ticket may submit an appeal to the Parking Appeals Committee if he/she feels that the ticket was issued in error or that he/she did not commit a violation. Financial considerations and stating that no sign was present to indicate one could not park in a particular location are not valid reasons and will not be accepted in the appeals process. The Parking Appeals Committee (members include faculty, staff and students) will review all appeals. An appeal form must be submitted within five (5) working days of the ticket. The Parking Ticket Appeals Form is available in the Campus Police Department or in a pdf format [here].