Campus Police encourages the Longwood Community to utlize basic self-protection measures such as always remaining aware of your surroundings (avoid becoming distracted by texting), avoiding isolated areas, always traveling in pairs or groups, and immediately reporting activities, incidents, individuals or groups that appear suspicious. If you have any additional information about this incident or other crimes, please contact the Longwood University Police at 434-395-2091. Additionally, crimes or information can be reported anonymously online.
On Thursday September 18, 2014 the Longwood University Police Department was contaacted by the Deputy Title IX Coordinator of a report that a student was sexually assaulted on Sunday morning september 14, 2014 by an aquaintance. Longwood University Police and the Longwood University Title IX Coordinator are handling this investigation. See information below about sexual assaults.
On Sunday September 14, 2014 at 9:14 pm, Longwood University Police were called behind South Ruffner Hall for a robbery of a student. A subject came up behind the student and grabbed her backpack and tried to pull it off her. He then demanded she give it to him which she did and he left running towards Venable Street. The suspect is decsribed as male subject, about 5'10"-5'11" tall and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black pants, a black mask with just the eyes cut-out and dark shoes. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime please contact the Longwood University Police Department at 434-395-2091. Please be mindful of your surroundings and any suspicious activity call police or use the blue emergency phones around campus.
On Saturday September 13, 2014 at 2:09 am, The Longwood University Police Department responded to Frazer Hall and upon arrival were advised of a possible sexual assault. The victim advised that she knew the suspect but did not want to file criminal charges at this time. This case will be forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator for a university investigation. If you are a victim of sexual misconduct please contact either Campus Police or the Title IX Coordinator.
On Monday September 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm, a student reported that sometime between September 6, 2014 8:00 pm and Sunday September 7, 2:00 am, someone broke into his room in Frazer Hall and stole his laptop, watches and medications. There was no sign of forced entry. Police are investigating at this time. If you know anything about this crime or any other crime, please contact the Longwood University Police Department at 434-395-2091.
On August 28, 2014 Farmville Police Department was contacted by Longwood University Police about a possible rape that happened on August 24, 2014 and the offense happened on High Street. The victim does not want to pursue this matter criminally at this time. Longwood University officials continue to follow-up regarding this issue.
This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees.
The Longwood University Police wants to remind all community members of the following information about sexual assault. This information is general in nature and does not necessarily relate to any specific incident.
- It is estimated that nationwide one in every four to five college women will be the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault.
- Victims are never responsible for the offender's behavior.
- The most common type of sexual assault is not by a stranger but by someone the victim knows, typically a date or acquaintance.
- Alcohol and drugs are often used to create vulnerability to sexual assault. studies of sexual assault incidents show a high correlation between aquaintance rape and drug/alcohol usage. be alert to people pressuring you or others to use alcohol or other drugs.
- Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance.
- If you are a bystander who observes behavior that your instincts indicate a potential for a critical incident, you should immediately contact police.
If you are sexually assaulted, you have several options. Please contact Campus Police or for further information go to this website: http:\\www.longwood.edu\police\57601.htm
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- Daily Crime Log 2014 (pdf)
- 2012 Annual Safety Report South Boston Site (pdf)
- 2012 Annual safety Report Emporia Site (pdf)
- 2012 Annual Safety Report Martinsville Site (pdf)
The Clery/ Higher Education Act ( HEA) requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees, and to make public their campus security policies.
It also requires that crime data be collected, reported and disseminated to the campus community and submitted to the US Department of Education annually. The act is intended to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete and timely information about safety on campus so that they can make informed decisions. The posting of these notices is one example in which Longwood University maintains compliance with the provisions of the Clery and Higher Education Acts.
Campus Police encourages the Longwood Community to utilize basic self-protection measures such as always remaining aware of your surroundings; avoid consuming substances or substances in quantities that impair your judgment; avoid distractions such as texting; avoid consuming unknown substances or any substance that is left unattended; avoid isolated areas; travel in pairs or groups; report suspicious activities; and immediately report individuals or groups that appear suspicious or not associated with the University.
If you have any additional information about any of these crimes below, please contact the Farmville Police at 434-392-3332 or our Longwood Police Communications Center at 434-395-2091. Additionally, crimes or information can be reported anonymously on the Longwood Police website. Information regarding recent police activity can be seen in our Crime Log.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, seek help by calling the Piedmont Southside Crisis Center at 434-292-1077 or by calling Longwood University Police 434-395-2091, who have access to additional resources (learn more). Information regarding individuals convicted of sex-offenses can be obtained on the Virginia State Police website.
The University's Counseling Staff is available to talk with students who feel a need to discuss any situation. To contact a counselor, follow the normal on-call procedures of notifying a Resident Assistant (RA), Residence Education Coordinator (REC), or the Counseling Center (395-2409).