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Campus Safety

Campus safety and security are matters of significant importance on the William Woods University campus. Personnel patrol the campus, providing a variety of protective and service-related functions as safety officers work to create a safe and orderly campus environment.

Safe Walk

Campus Security is available to escort students across campus after hours. For Campus Security, dial 4357 (HELP) from a university phone or 592.4357 from a cell phone.

When you need the Police, Fire or an Emergency Response, dial 9-911 from any university phone, or 911 from a cell or off-campus phone.

Emergency Phones

William Woods has installed six emergency phones, also referred to as “blue phones”, in strategic locations across campus.

Each phone has an attention-getting blue strobe mounted atop the unit that is continually lit, and the strobe is activated when the emergency button is pressed.

The phones contain two buttons:

  • A red emergency button that calls 911 — Used for emergencies ONLY
  • A black button, which calls the WWU switchboard to summon assistance for non-emergency situations such as lock-outs and dead batteries

Silent Witness

Silent Witness is an anonymous, electronic reporting system that allows students, faculty and staff to report suspicious activity and crimes on campus.

Silent Witness Reporting Form

Alertus - Desktop Emergency Notification

Truly effective mass notification must reach users more than one way. Alertus Desktop gets the attention of your computer users immediately. When an emergency occurs, Alertus Desktop will cause a full-screen alert to pop up on your computer, making the warning impossible to miss. Once you have taken note of the emergency just acknowledge the alert by clicking the "Acknowledge" button and you are free to react to the alert, or go back to computing.

Key Features
  • Cross-Platform Compatible: Windows and Mac
  • Easy Installation: Just click the download button below
  • Non-Invasive: Runs in background with minimal network traffic (~1 KB per request)

Download and Install Alertus for:

Woods Alert - Emergency Text Notification System

All students, faculty, and staff are automatically provided with a Woods Alert account. To access and modify your account, click on the link below. Your login credentials will be the same as those used to log on to campus computers.

Prevention Programs

Security personnel provide safety information to the campus and work with the Fulton police department to provide safety programs to students.

The focus of this educational programming effort is to increase awareness of safety issues and to provide students and employees with information about campus security procedures. Members of the campus community are encouraged to make safety a priority for themselves and the university.

Student Orientation

New students receive security/safety information during orientation sessions and are encouraged to report safety concerns, emergencies, and/or crimes to the safety office.

Education Programs

The Student Life staff, other university staff, and student organizations sponsor educational programs dealing with issues such as sexual assault, including rape and acquaintance rape, alcohol awareness, substance abuse, etc. Topics are addressed through a variety of measures including campus flyers and promotional materials, speakers, videos, curriculum infusion, etc.

Residence Halls

Hall meetings are held to address hall safety procedures and security issues identified by the community life staff.

Prevention Reports

The university seeks to notify members of the campus community in a timely manner in the occasion that a crime takes place that could be a potential threat to students and/or employees. Campus memos addressing specific situations serve as a medium for communication.