Timely Warnings - There are no timely warnings at this time.
As part of the Finance and Administration Division at West Chester University, the members of the Department of Public Safety are committed to enhancing the university experience by maintaining a safe, orderly and inviting environment for our students, employees and guests to study, work and enjoy all of what the university has to offer. In partnership with our community, we are committed to being campus guardians and to serve our community by treating all with respect, compassion, and fairness.
For emergency services (Police/Fire/EMS) both on and off campus, dial 911. You can also use any of the Emergency Phones located across the campus to call for assistance. Just press the red button and the phone will automatically connect with the Public Safety Dispatch Center. You can also report incidents in person at Public Safety located in the Peoples Building, 690 South Church Street.
WCU Safe App
WCU Safe is the official safety app of West Chester University. It is the only app that integrates with WCU's safety and security systems. The Department of Public Safety has worked to develop a unique app that provides students, faculty and staff with added safety on the WCU campus. The app will send you important safety alerts and provide instant access to campus safety resources.
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is an options-based strategy to survive violent critical incidents. These incidents include persons with guns, knives, blunt objects, vehicles, or anything else that could be used as a weapon. Plans can fail. That's why West Chester University Police teach an options-based strategy. Instead of handing every person a cookie-cutter plan to shut off the lights and hide in a corner, ALICE offers each person choices to have at their disposal if the unthinkable occurs.
WCU ALERT sends direct text messages of WCU announcements including on-campus emergencies, inclement weather cancellations, delay openings, university closings and periodic test messages. WCU ALERT (powered by Omnilert) is a free service to students, faculty, and staff (standard text messaging rates may apply). Parents/Guardians may receive WCU Alert messages after being added to an existing student WCU Alert account.