Safety at Western is a community-wide effort. Each member of our community needs to accept the challenge of living in a way that promotes health and well-being for ourselves and others. To support that, the university provides services for and assistance in maintaining a safe environment.
University Police is dedicated to the safety and security of Western’s university community. University Police provides 24-hour services to ensure a safe and accessible campus. You may also be interested in Western's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report that includes statistics for reports of serious crime and other offenses related to personal safety on university property and nearby public property during the previous three calendar years. This report also has important information concerning Western's policies regarding alcohol and drug use and Western's sexual assault prevention and response programs. You may access the report by visiting wwu.edu/vpess/crimestatistics.shtml.
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LiveSafe is a mobile safety platform that provides an additional layer of safety for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Primarily this app was designed for students to increase their safety while on campus and in some instances off campus. Download LiveSafe app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
Western has partnered with Bike Index which offers a nation-wide registry that allows the university, community members, and law enforcement to get your bike back to you if it is stolen.
Register from your phone or computer on Bike Index's website by first creating an account and then adding your bike. Visit the Transportation Services Bike Registration Page for step by step instructions. Be sure to link your account to WWU.
For questions about the bike registration program or assistance in registering your bike, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Transportation Services at Old Main 120 or the Outdoor Center at Viking Union 150.
Community members, family and friends of Western Washington University students may sign up for Western Alert, Western's emergency response notification system. Western Alert messages are sent in the event of an emergency to the e-mail addresses and/or cell phones (via text message) of those on the notification list. You may sign up by visiting www.getrave.com/login/wwu.
The Environmental Health and Safety office works with and provides support for the Western community to keep ourselves and our environment healthy and safe. They conduct fire safety, waste recycling and disposal, laboratory safety, general safety, and multiple types of training across campus.
The Bias Response Team's (BRT) role is to identify and collaboratively coordinate caring, prompt, and effective responses to bias incidents in order to:
- support Western students, staff, and faculty who are targeted or impacted by these incidents and
- educate the Western community about impacts and histories of such bias and actions to prevent future similar acts
The BRT does not replace or supersede processes through the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Student Conduct, or University Police to investigate alleged violations of university policy or civil rights or criminal law. The BRT’s role is one of support and education; the BRT does not impose discipline or sanctions. Learn more: www.wwu.edu/sebrt.