Alcohol Awareness
Alcohol-related offenses are offenses that are frequently violated by college-age students. Familiarize yourself with the alcohol laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia before making a choice to drink.

Computer Crimes
A common “phishing” technique is sending individuals official-looking e-mail from what looks to be a credible company, such as a nationally known bank or credit card company.

Credit Card Theft
Credit card theft and fraudulent use has quickly become one of the most widespread crimes across the United States.

Harassing Phone Calls
Harassing phone calls can be a nuisance but also can be very upsetting.

Identity Theft
Identity theft is becoming the most widespread criminal offense in the United States today. College-age students are very susceptible to this crime and are often among the most reported victims.

Off-Campus Housing Responsibilities (video)
Members of the CNU community living in the City of Newport News should be aware of numerous issues that can affect them.

Personal Property Theft
Theft of property from vehicles and rooms in residence halls is usually a “crime of opportunity.”

Personal Safety
Every year, thousands of individuals are injured from an assault and battery for a variety of reasons.

The University Police offer a series of Campus Watch programs designed to enhance the safety of the CNU community.

The Sexual Assault & Violence Education (S.A.V.E) website was created to provide resources on reporting an assault, helping a friend or just getting educated about sexual assault and violence. Make sure to familiarize yourself with this very important information at


The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act was enacted on October 28, 2000. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, convicted sex offenders must register with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry which is maintained by the Virginia Department of State Police. Information concerning offenders registered may be disclosed to any person requesting information on specific individuals in accordance with the law.