Roanoke College

Campus Safety


Located in Bowman Hall, Campus Safety provides a broad range of services: 

  • Police, security, and emergency services 
  • Room unlocks 
  • Car jump-starts

The Campus Safety officers at Roanoke College are sworn Conservators of the Peace and have arrest authority on College property. Campus Safety is on duty 24 hours a day. They can be reached by calling (540) 375-2310 (x2310 on campus).


The red emergency phones on campus provide direct contact with the campus switchboard during the day and the Campus Safety Office during the evening. Yellow courtesy telephone boxes are located outside residence halls and the Belk Fitness Center. These phones can be used to call any campus telephone number including campus safety. The courtesy phones also have an emergency button that, when pushed, dials 911 (City of Salem Police, Fire, and Rescue).


Parking on campus is plentiful and there is no charge. Participants are, however, asked to obey all parking signs. We will tow, at the owner's expense, any vehicles that are illegally parked. Unauthorized persons parking in a handicapped zone or fire lane may be subject to fines.