VCU Alert

On-campus emergency: 828-1234
Off-campus emergency: 911

Emergency Reporting Telephone System phone

Personal safety

VCU students and employees can help improve the quality of life on campus by taking an active role in their own safety as well as that of those around them.

Reporting suspicious or emergency situations to the VCU Police Department can help solve crimes, provide emergency assistance that may save a life and help deter criminal activity. This can be done by calling (804) 828-1234 or by texting 274637.

There are also more than 350 Emergency Reporting Telephone System phones located throughout both campuses. ERTS phones connect directly with VCU Police.

The VCU Police Department maintains a list of safety tips on their website.