The Department of Public Safety and Security has several ways to ensure that the campus community remains a safe and secure learning environment, including CCTV surveillance cameras, an access-controlled facility, advanced fire control system, Alertus, and the RAVE Emergency Notification systems in Colorado and the RAVE system in Utah and Montana, as well as officer patrols and escorts. The Security team is committed to providing safety and security services in a professional and consistent manner. RVU strives to provide these services with integrity, timely communication, and problem-solving. The Security Department serves 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They provide patrols, escorts, investigations, crime prevention, and many other services. Students, staff, or faculty who witness a crime, accident, emergency, or suspicious person should promptly call the Security Department at (406) 901-2722 in Montana or 911. The Security Department should be informed of any 911 calls so assistance can be provided to the local law enforcement or fire personnel.
Students, staff, and faculty will receive emergency notifications, including campus closures and weather delays via SMS text messages and email notifications. In the event a Timely Warning Notice is issued, the campus community will be notified as soon as possible through our Emergency Notification Systems in the form of SMS text messages, email and/or bull horn/public address system. Students, staff, and faculty will receive a text message notification of RVU campus closures or emergencies.
If you see a crime, accident, emergency, or suspicious person, promptly call (406) 901-2722. If a matter needs attention from the local police or fire department, a security officer will call either the Billings Police Department or the Billings Fire Department. You may call 911 if it is a life-threatening emergency, then notify Security so assistance can be provided to law enforcement. Victims and/or witnesses can report crimes on a confidential basis through the anonymous tip hotline (406) 901-2723.
For more information, review the RVU Annual Security Report document (PDF)
To view the daily crime log, please visit the Security Department.