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Safety on Campus

We want you to stay healthy, happy, and safe while you’re at WSU. Safety is a community effort, so make sure you do your part to stay safe and help your fellow Cougs avoid dangerous situations. Here are some quick tips to stay safe and additional resources about how WSU is protecting its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. 


10 tips for campus safety

  1. Most crime is committed as a result of opportunity, so the best prevention is to eliminate opportunities.
  2. Keep your residence doors, including dorm rooms, locked at all times.
  3. Limit or restrict access to your living area.
  4. Lock up wallets, purses, jewelry, cameras, and other valuables.
  5. Report suspicious persons or activities when you see them.
  6. Report safety hazards, unsafe lighting, and defective equipment.
  7. Avoid walking alone at night. Let people know where you are going.
  8. Plan your walk by choosing a safe, well lighted, and populated route.
  9. Be aware of your surroundings. Know where you are and where you are going. Know what to expect.
  10. Get to know your roommates and neighbors. Encourage checking on each other often.


WSU Alerts

Sign up to receive real time alerts about emergencies on campus directly to your phone or email.

WSU Campus Police

Learn more about the WSU police force, its mission, and how it serves the WSU community.

Count on Cougs

This violence prevention program helps bystanders actively prevent or reduce violent situations such as sexual assault, stalking, and more.

Sexual Assault and Violence

Learn more about how WSU is preventing sexual assault and violence on campus and find out who to go to if you’ve been a victim or have knowledge of a crime.

Online Security

Find resources on how to create a secure password, identify phishing attempts, or prevent malware infections with this easy-to-use website.

Office of Emergency Management 

The Office of Emergency Management website includes the WSU safety plans, tips for disaster preparedness, system-wide evacuation plans, and more.