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Safety supports available to campus community

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WVU is committed to providing a safe learning, working and living environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

In emergency situations, every second counts. That’s why it’s important to think about what you should do ahead of time. 

Watch a video covering what to do in an emergency situation with University Police Department Chief Sherry St. Clair and April Kaull, executive director of communications.

For emergencies, call 911 or University Police at 304-293-3136.

Find additional emergency contact information.

See the full list of Safety and Wellness resources.

Find additional preparedness and training information.

To inform the University community about emergencies and other incidents on or near campus, WVU utilizes the WVU Alert system, a notification system used to disseminate important information quickly and efficiently via emails and text messages.

WVU’s three-tiered notification system — WVU Alert, Campus Warning and Community Notice — allows the University to communicate as effectively as possible with students, faculty, staff, parents and other community members with guidance provided by the Clery Act.

Follow @WVUalert and @WVUsafety on Twitter along with the WVU Safety and Wellness Facebook page to receive safety important updates. 

You also can receive messages through the LiveSafe app. Other app features include the ability to anonymously report tips to University Police through direct two-way communication and virtually walk home with friends or family.

As always, if you see something, say something. Please report any suspicious activity or concerns to University Police at any time. We are committed to your safety and well-being at West Virginia University.