Safety matters in every community. Emergencies are rare, but knowing what to do in an emergency situation is key. Washington University provides useful information and resources to assist you becoming prepared in case an emergency occurs.
Be sure to list and then periodically update your Student Emergency Contact information in the phone and address field in the Student Information System (WebSTAC). We hope that we never need this information, but please keep it updated just in case!
In case of emergency:
Emergency Preparedness - The purpose of the
program is to educate the campus community
on how to respond quickly to all types of
emergencies and natural disasters.
Legal Services - Information on who to contact for general legal and referral needs, landlord/tenant concerns and consumer rights.
Sexual Assault Information - The Washington University community is devoted to proactively addressing the issues of sexual violence.
- Anonymous Reporting - If you are a victim of, or are aware of a sexual assault that has occurred on campus, you can file an anonymous report. All information is confidential.
Crime Prevention and Safety - The Washington University Police Department offers a number of services to help protect you and your belongings.
Safety Walking and Jogging - WashU maintains a relatively safe campus and offers tips for the active pedestrian both on and off campus.
Safety Whistle - The WashU Police Department offers students, faculty and staff a free metal whistle for personal safety.
Bike Safety (PDF) - This brochure offers bike parking options, preferred routes and what you need to know to be a safe, informed cyclist on and off campus.
Self-Defense - Washington University provides several instructional self-defense programs to inform and coach members of the WashU community on effective techniques to avoid and deter instances of sexual assault.