Though safety of the Hokie Nation is a collective responsibility, it does require action. Individual emergency preparedness is the first and most important step in creating a resilient university environment.
On Sept. 10, 2020, the Virginia Tech Police Department received a report of a forcible fondling that occurred in Payne Hall, 600 Washington Street, on August 25, 2020. The survivor and suspect were acquaintances, and both are Virginia Tech students.
Virginia Tech's Mike Mulhare and Kevin Foust were just a few miles apart from each other in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001. They shared their experiences from that day and how the lessons they gained continue to shape their efforts leading the university's COVID-19 response today.
To ensure an appropriate degree of transparency, a new online dashboard will be updated each Monday to report the number of COVID-19 test results – the positive test results and total tests – among students and employees, based on the previous week’s information.
The Virginia Tech Police Department has learned of reports across Virginia of individuals receiving unsolicited packages of unidentified seeds in the mail. If you receive such seeds, do not open them. Instead, report to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
According to Procurement Director Mary Helmick, forward thinking, meticulous planning, and strong university collaboration have all been critical ingredients in securing PPE during the COVID-19 emergency – and creating a safe environment for Hokies.
The Virginia Tech Police Department has received multiple reports of larceny of bicycles. Bicycles have been reported stolen from areas near the residential halls, particularly on the south side of campus along Washington Street.