The University of Lynchburg acknowledges the possibility that any campus visitor or member of the University community could pose a threat of harm to themselves or others. To enhance safety on campus and prevent violence, the University has implemented multiple staff, policies, and procedures which are described in The Hornet. If you want to know more about helping a troubled student, more information is available.
As a community, University of Lynchburg expects everyone to take responsibility for campus safety. All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are strongly encouraged to take necessary measures to ensure their personal and property safety. In case you observe any threatening or unusual behavior that could pose a threat to the University community, please contact Campus Safety and Security immediately. When a threat is reported, a campus security officer will respond to the situation and use other safety resources as needed. These additional resources may include, but are not limited to the Lynchburg City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, emergency medical and mental health services, the Office of Student Development, the Professional On Call (POC), and emergency alert platforms such as email, text messaging, and/or audible systems for notifying the campus community of an ongoing threat.
Administrators from the Office of Student Development act as the POC on a rotating basis. They are available to provide consultation and aid to security and residential staff regarding safety, medical, mental health, and facility emergencies. The POC emergency response system is an additional support system and does not replace on-call systems implemented by the Campus Safety and Security and the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The POC system is active during the Fall and Spring semesters when weekday office hours have ended. However, please note that the POC system is not active during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Summer breaks.