Safety & Security Guidelines

Safety & Security

The Richmond campus of Union Presbyterian Seminary employs a security force that consists of off-duty police officers. These academy graduates are uniformed, armed, and carry radios for contact with the Richmond Police Department.  Campus Police operate a specially-equipped vehicle that allows for quick response and enables officers to cover more ground during routine patrol.  UPSem is responsible for a security system that protects persons and property. Students are responsible for cooperating with officers in the interest of community well-being. This cooperation includes denying access to locked buildings and dormitories for persons whom you do not know.

For further information contact: Security Coordinator  (340-4600), AVP for Operations (278-4274), or Vice President for Administration (278-4205).

 

Crime and Fire Log Availability

Crime Log, Richmond Campus
The Union Presbyterian Seminary crime log is available for public inspection at the Campus Security office, Room 102 of the Wm. Smith Morton Library, 3406 Chamberlayne Avenue.   The log includes nature, date, time, and general location of each criminal incident reported to Campus Police.  Also noted is disposition of the complaint, if known, at time of log entry.

The most recent 60 days information can be reviewed during daytime work hours.  In the event that a retrieval of records older than 60 days is required, please contact the Campus Security Coordinator.  mailto:dchandler@upsem.edu or security office voicemail (804) 340-4600.

Fire Log, Richmond Campus
The Union Presbyterian Seminary fire log is available for public inspection at the Physical Plant office, 1313 Westwood Avenue.   Log information pertains to nature, date, time, and general location of each reported fire.  Also noted is the response or outcome, if known.  The most recent 60 days of fire log data is available for review during work hours.  If a retrieval of information older than 60 days is required, please contact the Director of Physical Plant. mailto:kfauber@upsem.edu or telephone Physical Plant at (804) 278-4218.

Charlotte Campus
Reports from local police departments and criminal activity that is reported to campus security authorities (CSAs as defined by the Clery Act) will be compiled annually for the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act Report.  The Charlotte campus is not required to maintain a daily crime log.

Because the Charlotte institution does not provide on-campus student housing, campus administrators are not required by Clery Act legislation to maintain a fire log, and are not required to publish a fire safety report.

 

Jeanne Clery Act Reporting
Statistical crime data from both UPSem campus, and fire statistics from the Richmond Campus, is delivered annually to the Department of Education as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315), which was reauthorized and expanded in 2008.   Union Presbyterian Seminary posts policies, procedures, and statistics as components of the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act Report on this website.  Copies are available at the Human Resources office, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond Virginia  23227.

Emergency Notification System Policy & Procedure Guide

provides information on Alert-Now, an automated Emergency Notification System, which, among other methods, is used to provide emergency notification to UPSem constituents.

» Emergency Notification System Policy & Procedure

Incident Response Desk Reference

provides a practical and useful procedural outline of general instructions for employees and students to follow when faced with an emergency. The manual covers such things as emergencies relating to fires, first aid, weather, and violent or criminal behavior.

» Incident Response Desk Reference

Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act

requires UPSem to collect and report certain information related to campus security matters. A statistical compilation of this information is made available annually and the report is made available to the public

» Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act