Campus Crime Prevention - Campus Safety - Christopher Newport University

Campus Safety

Campus Crime Prevention

Sexual Assault & Violence Education (SAVE)

Christopher Newport University is a community of trust and respect whose existence depends on strict adherence to standards of conduct set by and for the community. Sexual misconduct is a serious violation and will not be tolerated.

Campus Watch Programs

  • Alcohol awareness
  • Bicycle registration
  • Class action
  • Drug awareness
  • Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
  • Refuse to be a victim
  • Safety and security


CNUAlert is a comprehensive emergency notification system that includes an on-campus siren, Alertus notification system in each academic building and residence hall, and text and email messaging.

Health Emergencies

University Health and Wellness Services (UHWS) supports the academic and personal success and well-being of students, faculty and staff by fostering awareness, attitudes and behaviors that promote active learning and healthy living. UHWS is a partnership between Christopher Newport and Riverside Health System, one of the region’s largest health care systems.

Counseling Services

The Office of Counseling Services (OCS) provides a wide array of services to address the personal needs of students and the university community, including individual and group counseling for students; consultation with students, faculty, staff, and parents; outreach programming; and crisis response for the campus community. OCS staff members are dedicated mental health professionals devoted to providing the highest quality counseling services.

Counselors are also available 24 hours a day to respond to psychological emergencies. In the event of an emergency, contact University Police at (757) 594–7777. OCS works in close collaboration with the police and other offices in emergency situations that require crisis response.

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

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