VCU's new model for campus safety and well-being

In VCU’s journey to preserve and restore health and well-being for all and uphold our inherent values of diversity, inclusion and equity, our mission calls on us to address very real issues such as law enforcement’s interactions with ethnic, racial, gender and sexual minority communities, in particular those intersecting with African American communities.  

To this end, VCU will transition its public safety model from policing our community to equitably and more holistically fostering the safety and well-being of every individual on our campuses. Through a series of targeted reforms and community involvement, VCU will forge a new transdisciplinary model for campus safety and wellness with the goal of addressing and promoting health equity. 

We want to hear from you!

We need to hear your thoughts as we build this new model together. VCU will seek new ways to listen and provide new platforms for community members to share their experiences and advice with both VCU Police and our civilian advisory committee. We will update you regularly and seek your input as we work on this new model of wellness and safety for everyone on our campuses.

What are your ideas and concerns? Submit information using this form or email us at


VCU supports a public safety model that makes the community feel both safe and comfortable. As a start, our new model will enhance or include the following: