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Before an Act of Violence

Trust your instincts, report what you see

If you witness violence, threatening or suspicious behavior, immediately move away from the incident, and then dial 911 to summon the Virginia Tech Police Department.

If you hear about an incident on campus, please stay away from that area.

If you are experiencing a crisis and need someone to talk to, call the Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) and 1-800-799-4899 for TTY.

Threat Assessment Team

The mission of the Threat Assessment Team is to determine if an individual poses a threat of violence to self, others, or the Virginia Tech community and when appropriate to intervene to decrease the threat. The team supports students, employees, visitors, as well as non-affiliated persons to increase safety and security at Virginia Tech.

If you have any concerns about someone’s behavior, please contact one of the following offices to share your information:

For more information on how to react to an act of violence, see: