Campus Safety

Rio is a safe place to learn, live, work and grow. Your safety is our top priority. We want to ensure your time at Rio produces a positive, safe and healthy environment. Campus Police are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Campus Police building


Emergency Information and Communication

Emergency Telephone Numbers
In an emergency, Gallia County Emergency Services: 911
Campus Safety: 740-245-7286
Crisis Hotline in Partnership with Hopewell Health: 1-800-252-5554

Set up Account

For easy and fast information Rio used the Nixle service for emergency alert texting.
To subscribe to our messaging system within Nixle, create an account at:

After you have set up your account:

  • Click “Settings”
  • Click “Search for more Agencies, Community Groups & Neighbors”
  • Type “University of Rio Grande Campus Police” into the search box
  • Click “Go”
  • Check the box where it says “Subscribe to University of Rio Grande Campus Police”
  • Click the “Subscribe to Selected Agencies”

Message Publishing
Our police department and other local municipal agencies use Nixle as a publishing system. Messages are created and assigned a priority level ensuring important information reaches you in a timely manner.

Receiving Messages
Enter your mobile phone number to receive messages by SMS (text message). You can also choose to receive emails, or simply view the messages by logging into your Nixle account.

Information available:
Road Closures
School delays
Closing announcements
Dangerous/suspicious people on campus
Gas leaks/water breaks/hazardous materials

NOTE: You can decide to receive messages from various agencies. Including hometown or employment area. 

Clery Reports

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The U.S. Department of Education conducts reviews to evaluate an institution’s compliance with the Clery Act requirements.


Important Links


Keeping Rio Safe

Do you have information about a crime that has happened or may be about to happen? Do you feel there is a situation that is of concern involving safety and security here on campus? Submit to the tipline.

Title IX

No More

Policies on Sexual Discriminations, Sex-based violence, and more.

Title IX information

Staying Well

Physical and Mental Health are available right here on campus.

Health Services