The Violence Prevention Team is charged with overseeing the education of the campus community on the prevention of violence on campus. The VPT is a standing committee chaired by the Dean of Students, and includes representatives from Counseling Services, Human Resources, Law Enforcement, University Counsel, Residence Life, Student Accountability and Restorative Practices, and Student Affairs.

The VPT is responsible for ensuring all members of the university community have access to education and guidance regarding recognition of threatening or aberrant behavior that may represent a threat to the community, and identification of members of the campus community to whom threatening behavior should be reported.

JMU Policy 1115: Violence Prevention:


To ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place at James Madison University for the prevention of violence on campus, including the assessment of and intervention with individuals whose behavior poses a threat to the safety of the campus community.


Live Safe App
Live Safe is a mobile app that provides the JMU community with a quick and easy way to report and share information related to public safety. Learn how to get the Live Safe App

Preventing Workplace Violence
All newly hired employees are required to complete the online Preventing Workplace Violence training module and quiz within 90 days of their hire date. View the Training and take the Quiz here.

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