The mission of the Office of Public Safety at Bluefield State is to provide a safe and secure environment for the students, faculty, and guests while attending the college.

Every reasonable effort will be made by the Office of Public Safety to ensure that a learning environment is maintained at the college, while enforcing the rules of Bluefield State and the laws of the community without prejudice or bias within a diverse society.

By virtue of West Virginia state law, Campus Police Officers have the same responsibilities and authority as that of any other law enforcement officers in the state. Officers provide patrol protection to the campus as well as enforce all applicable state and local laws.

Alert Systems

Bluefield State College Website

The website homepage is updated as information is available.

BSC Email

An email will be sent out to all Bluefield State College email accounts.

BSC Emergency Alert System

In an effort to increase safety and security on our campus, Bluefield State College encourages everyone to register for instant text message, email, and/or phone alerts. Alerts will only be used for security, safety, and weather-related notices. All students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive text message alerts on their cell phones or email alerts. Visit the Notification Signup page to enroll.  Be certain to re-enroll if you change phone numbers or carriers. Please contact 304-327-4014 for assistance. 

Emergency Speakers

If the speakers are activated a specific message will be issued.  This could be building specific or campus wide. 


Follow Bluefield State College on Facebook for information on alerts.

Local Media

The College works with the news media, radio, TV and newspaper to help spread the word.