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.
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. 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 BRT’s role is to identify and collaboratively coordinate caring, prompt, and effective responses to bias incidents to (1) support Western students, staff, and faculty who are targeted or impacted by these incidents and (2) 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.