Crime Prevention Programs

Roger Williams University continually promotes and sponsors programs designed to educate students and staff regarding campus crime prevention and safety. These programs encourage personal safety first and emphasize interaction and communication to enhance the Department of Public Safety’s community policing approach to campus safety.

  • The University has established a Safety Committee to assist in reviewing, recommending and implementing policies, procedures and practices to promote campus safety. The committee reviews such things as lighting surveys and occupational safety hazards.
  • During summer orientation, students and family members meet with the Director of Public Safety who discusses safety resources, including downloading the Rave Guardian application.
  • Residential and commuter students are provided "safety checklists" annually, containing material advising them of precautions to help avoid becoming a victim of a crime on or off campus.
  • During Welcome Week, first year students attend Health and Safety training sessions conducted by Public Safety, Health Services, Title IX, Environmental Health and Safety, Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, and Alcohol and Other Drug Education.
  • Emergency evacuation training, including active intruder training, is completed for first year students and made available for returning students and all employees.
  • Staff and faculty members are provided with public safety information at new employee orientation, held once monthly.
  • Crime prevention information and personal safety programs are presented throughout the year as a means to promote an overall and ongoing public safety awareness campaign.
  • The RWU Crime Prevention tipline is (401) 254-3212 and the email is crimeprevention@rwu.edu.