Student safety is one of our highest priorities at Valley City State University. The University has an obligation to do everything in our power to make sure our students are protected and feel safe on our campus.
Campus Housing staff, Facilities Services staff, and the Vice President of Student Affairs are available to assist in protecting you by providing various safety and security programs. However, the greatest protection you can have is by protecting yourself and be aware of your surroundings and taking appropriate steps to prevent incidents from happening.
At VCSU, there are employees working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
During the night and evening hours, there is a night watchman (for building security), Power House employees and evening custodians, all on campus, who can assist with any incidents that may occur outside the normal work day. You can contact the Power House at 701-845-7708, at any time, for assistance.
The Valley City Police Department canvasses the campus numerous times during the day and night. If there is an emergency, dial 9-911. VCSU's phone system has the capability to allow the police department to see what the phone number, building, and room where 911 was dialed. Typically, the Valley City Police Department's response time to the campus is around five minutes or less.