Campus Safety & Security
Liberty University complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”); Virginia law; and all other applicable laws.
The Clery Act, as amended by VAWA, requires higher education institutions to annually report certain information concerning campus security policies and campus crime statistics. These policies and statistics are located in the most recent Liberty University Annual Security Report, available below and at Liberty University Police Department (LUPD).
Liberty University not only complies with the Clery Act, as amended by VAWA but also goes above and beyond mere legal compliance to provide high-level security to its campus community. LUPD, which is Liberty University’s police department, is a full-service law enforcement agency staffed by professional, highly-trained personnel. LUPD operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year. It consists of approximately 30 Virginia State certified, sworn, and commissioned Police Officers, 22 Virginia State Certified Armed Security Officers, and eight civilian employees. All officers at LUPD have comprehensive arrest powers. The authority, responsibility, and training of LUPD officers are the same as required of any police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. LUPD investigates any and all incidents that occur on any property owned or controlled by Liberty University and has the authority to investigate any incident on any adjacent public roadway. All LUPD personnel is trained in Basic First Aid, CPR, and AED services. LUPD also works in conjunction with the Lynchburg Police Department and other law enforcement agencies and emergency responders to protect the University’s community.
For more information about campus safety and security at Liberty University, contact LU Emergency Communications by email at LUPD@liberty.edu or by telephone at (434) 592-7641 (Non-Emergency) or (434) 592-3911 (Emergency).
- LU Safe Ride Program
- Emergency Information
- Campus Alert System
- Sexual Assault Awareness
- Steps to Report Sexual Assault
The “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” requires colleges and universities to report annually, information regarding campus security policies and campus crime statistics. The documents below will serve as the Liberty University Annual Security Report in compliance with the Clery Act.
In 2013, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) was placed into law. Among other provisions, this law amended section 485 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, thus requiring institutions to compile additional statistical data for crimes that are reported to campus police and/or local police agencies, including incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This statistical data, as well as information pertaining to policies, procedures, and programs for addressing these crimes are included in the Annual Security Report.