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Safety and Security at UVI

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Your safety is our priority

New students and employees are briefed on University security measures during their orientation program.

Emergency Information
Cleary Act Report

How to find us

The Security Department on both campuses is open 24 hours a day, providing round-the-clock protection and services to the campus communities. Officers are on duty seven days a week, 365 days a year.
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Evans Center Security Office
Office: 340-692-4444
Office: 340-692-4155

Chief of Security Joel White
Cell: 340-692-4261

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Penha House Security Office
Office: 340-693-1530

Chief of Security Theodore Glasford
Office: 340-692-1536
Cell: 340-201-9775

UVI Campus St.Thomas

Campus Shuttle

Find Orville E. Kean shuttle schedules below. There is currently no shuttle for the Albert A. Sheen campus on St. Croix.

OEK Shuttle Schedule:

Morning-Early Afternoon
Late Afternoon-Evening

More Information and Resources

UVI Police officers have full Peace Officer powers, and the Security officers have citizen’s arrest authority and all receive ongoing training from various law enforcement officials and agencies located in the Virgin Islands.
  1. Prevent crime and apprehend offenders; investigate and report suspected or actual crimes.
  2. Coordinate emergency response systems and procedures;
  3. Conduct fire safety drills and test and maintain all fire prevention equipment and alarms;
  4. Inspect buildings for safety compliance;
  5. Provide safety and security orientation sessions;
  6. Maintain a lost and found department;
  7. Control parking and the movement of traffic.
  8. Provide evening on-campus escort service for students, faculty and staff upon request.

In accordance with Public Law 101-542, as amended by Public Law 102-26, Students Right to Know and Campus Security Act, the University is required to provide information relating to crime statistics and security measures to prospective students, enrolled students and employees.

Clery Act Report 2022

In accordance with House Bill 180 (Megan's Law), any person who is found to be a sexual predator, habitual sex offender, or sexual oriented offender, and resides in the Virgin Islands must now register with the Department of Justice. Anyone interested in obtaining the information of Registered Sex Offenders can access this information by contacting:

Department of Justice
48-50 Kongens Gade
GERS Building
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
(340) 774-5666

U.S. Department of Justice Sexual Offender Registry for the Virgin Islands

All members of the University community are urged to assist in making the campuses safe places by being alert, cautious, security conscious, responsible and by not taking safety for granted. Everyone who utilizes campus facilities must assume responsibility for the security of personal belongings and their own personal safety. Suspicious persons, dangerous or unusual situations, and all other crimes or attempted crimes including assault or attempted assault should be reported immediately to the Security Department. Everyone is urged to protect personal property by keeping residence hall rooms, entrance doors and vehicles locked and by not leaving keys or valuables in cars.
The behavior of students, staff, faculty and visitors on campus is subject to the applicable University rules and regulations, Virgin Islands and federal laws. To this end, unlawful conduct by anyone may result in legal and/or disciplinary charges being brought against the person by University officials.

The University is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty and staff can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of assault, sexual harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the UVI community should be aware that such behavior is prohibited by both federal and local law, and by University policy. Sexual harassment is defined as deliberate, unsolicited, and un-welcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature or with sexual implications. Personal compliments, social interaction, or relationships freely entered into and welcomed by the recipient do not constitute sexual harassment. Sexual assaults, forcible and non-forcible rape, are considered criminal offenses subject to disciplinary action, arrest and imprisonment.

Students who believe they have been sexually harassed in violation of the University's policy, should notify the Counselor. Employees who believe they have been sexually harassed should immediately notify the University's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Officer (EEOC) through Human Resources. Victims of sexual assault, whether students or employees, should notify Campus Security as well as file charges with the V.I. Police Department.

The University of the Virgin Islands seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that respects individual freedom and promotes the health, safety and welfare of all members of its community. In keeping with these objectives, the University has established policies and guidelines governing the possession, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the University's campuses. These policies and guidelines are in compliance with laws of the Virgin Islands.

UVI does not condone possession, use, or distribution or marijuana, LSD, hallucinogens or narcotics by anyone in any campus facility or on University grounds. Any individual known to possess, use or distribute such drugs is subject to disciplinary action, which could result in suspension, or dismissal, possible arrest, imprisonment and/or a fine, according to Virgin Islands and Federal laws.

Through the UVI's Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education Program, assistance is provided to UVI community members in finding alternatives to alcoholic beverages for stress reduction and promoting social interaction. It also provides referral services and resources for students and staff who experience alcohol-related difficulties.

University security has increased patrols in the campus area and investigates all incidents, but it is vital that each member of the campus community do everything he or she can to be safe.

Reporting a Crime or Emergency

To report a crime or emergency use the numbers shown above.