Safety and Security

EMU aspires to offer students a safe and happy campus. Your peace of mind is very important to us. Campus security officers patrol grounds daily on foot and by car and are ready to respond in any emergency. Faculty and staff are trained in crisis communication and response. Harrisonburg City Police offer support and timely notifications of issues near campus.

Emergency Situations and Contacts

Call 911 for any situation that requires IMMEDIATE police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property.

Call campus security at 4911 from a campus phone or 540-432-4911 if you witness or are victim to a campus crime or emergency and/or if you see anyone or anything that seems suspicious.  Campus telephones are located at the main entrance of each residence hall (except for Parkwood Apartments).

In the residence halls one of the residence directors will be on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies or incidents on campus. The staff member can be reached by calling 540-476-4578.  Incidents can also be reported in person at the facilities management office, at the student life office in University Commons, or by completing the Safety and Care Reporting Form.

EMU Alert Notifications

Go to for up-to-the minute information on events unfolding at EMU. The EMU alerts system is only used for urgent campus-wide messages authorized by a campus administrator who is a member of the president’s cabinet.

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