Campus Police/Security Officers
The campus police/security officers are college employees who report to the Dean of Students, and they also are duly authorized law enforcement officers of the Commonwealth of Virginia. These officers have jurisdiction on the main campus, on all college property owned or leased, and on public streets and roads. The major responsibility of the police/security officers is to give attention to every situation which might involve the safety and welfare of students and faculty. When there are infractions of federal, state, or local laws and/or college regulations, the police/security officer is authorized to take appropriate action, including arrest, issuing a warrant and/or referring the student to an appropriate college official for internal action.
The College reserves the right to contact a student's parent(s) or guardian(s) in the event of any accident, illness, or mental distress; or for disruptive behavior.
Campus Alert System
Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff can sign-up for the College's Campus Alert System, which delivers communications via text message and email.
A student is urged to report to the appropriate college official any incident which may threaten his or her person or cause damage or loss of property. Campus security officers have jurisdictional authority. College academic buildings are locked at night, on weekends and during school holidays. For the purpose of health and fire safety, there is to be no smoking in any campus building.
Students are encouraged to register the personal property they bring to campus with the Campus Police using the online property registration form.
In the event of theft, Campus Police can use this information to locate and return stolen property. Items students can register include televisions, gaming stations, bicycles, computers, and MP3 players.
The college does not provide general medical insurance coverage for students and encourages students to seek coverage through family policies. However, students are required to have personal injury, accident and health coverage and may purchase such insurance at the time of pre-billing for other college expenses. The cost of the insurance is automatically added to the student's account unless he/she returns an insurance waiver card enclosed with pre-billing.
The college cannot assume liability for the personal articles of students which are damaged or destroyed by fire and/or any other cause, or which are stolen. Appropriate insurance coverage should be obtained by the student or parents.
Fireworks & Firearms
Fireworks, firearms, ammunition and other weapons or materials which endanger student health or safety are strictly prohibited. The possession or use of such on college property is sufficient cause for disciplinary action.
College Duck Pond
Students are prohibited, on penalty of dismissal, from going into the college duck pond or creek or causing others to do so.
The cemetery at Emory is college property and all college policies are applicable to this area. Also, the Code of Virginia includes a state law making it a misdemeanor to enter a cemetery at night.
For reasons of health, maintenance, pest control and general convenience, no pets are permitted on the campus or in college residence halls (except fish). Persons violating this policy are subject to action by an appropriate college official.
The railroad crossing adjacent to Hillman Hall is limited to pedestrian traffic. Motorcycles and other vehicles are prohibited from using this crossing. Impeding or interfering with the progress of trains is a federal offense and will result in college disciplinary action.
Campfires & Camping
Permission must be obtained from the Dean of Students and the Director of the Physical Plant before a fire may be set on campus. Unauthorized camping on the campus is prohibited.