RAMSWay

RAMSWay, is a route connecting key locations on the Monroe Park Campus, such as classroom buildings, gyms, libraries, residence halls and parking decks. When traveling on a RAMSWay path, members of the VCU community will have more opportunities to speak with VCU Police officers and pass by emergency reporting telephones (ERTS phones).

RAMSWay paths are marked with aluminum signs attached to light and street posts along the route. These paths are intended to supplement existing personal safety habits and VCU safety efforts by bringing community members together onto a common route to assist in maintaining a safe environment. 

Routes on each campus were selected based on multiple feedback sources to provide access to many key buildings and locations on each campus. Special attention was paid to discern paths with adequate lighting, existing ERTs phones, low landscaping, high pedestrian traffic and video surveillance.

Think of RAMSWay as an interstate. Walk or ride through campus along RAMSWay when possible; however, there will be buildings and locations you need to access that will require you “exit” off of RAMSWay. When not on RAMSWay, make use of other available safety measures including the LiveSafe app, walking with a peer, ERTs phones, RamSafe and carrying pepper spray.

Security camera monitoring on the RAMSWay path is passive, not active; the cameras and VCU Police will not be able to detect emergencies on the path as they occur. Further, police cannot guarantee constant monitoring of the RAMSWay route. If there is an emergency on the RAMSWay path, call VCU Police at (804) 828-1234 or (804) 828-4357 / (VCU-HELP). Pedestrians can also call VCU Police by using ERTs phones along the route or by using the LiveSafe app.

A RamsWay sign is posted near the intersection of Shafer and Franklin Streets on VCU’s Monroe Campus stating
A RamsWay sign is posted near the intersection of Shafer and Franklin Streets on VCU’s Monroe Campus stating "This path is patrolled by VCU Police. 828-1234. SMILE! YOU MAY BE ON CAMERA! LiveSafe. VCU."