Access Control

Access Control is a crime prevention technique that entails the restriction of the number of entrances and exits that are allowed to be used at a given time by the occupants of a building. An Access Control System can electronically lock and unlock buildings remotely, generate and monitor alarms, and allow authorized individuals to enter buildings after-hours using an identification card. Virginia Commonwealth University owns or occupies more than 200 buildings. All university-owned and leased buildings and spaces are limited to authorized persons for specified purposes for the safety and security of the university.

VCU Building Access

Campus Card Services manages Access Control for VCU. Professors, Deans, and Building Managers can submit a ticket for access.

Submit A Ticket

VCU Health Building Access

The VCU Medical Center Security Operations team manages Access Control for VCU Health buildings. Please contact them for access to VCU Health facilities.

(804) 828-4300

Building Managers

Building Managers serve as liaisons and are needed to communicate VCU Building Access needs to Campus Card Services on behalf of their department.

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Access Monitoring

The Emergency Communications Center monitors building access readers and alarms.