WMU Campus Safety

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Please take time to review the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The WMU Department of Public Safety considers safety and security of the campus community to be paramount. The department believes in full transparency and publishes this report each year in accordance with the Clery Act.



WMU Alert Notifications

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Twitter Advisory Messages

Follow @wmupublicsafety on Twitter to get emergency and non-emergency advisories for incidents that occur on campus and near campus.

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Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or "Clery Act" was signed into law in 1990, amending the Higher Education Act of 1965. There have been multiple amendments to the act since it's inception. Requirements of the Clery Act include:

  • Annual Security Report - Published on October 1 of each year
  • Crime Log - Publicly available crime and fire logs with the most recent 60 days' of information
  • Timely Warnings - Notifying students and employees of crimes representing a threat to their safety
  • Crime Statistics - Keep most recent seven years of crime statistics

The Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. ยง 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46.

The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties, up to $35,000 per violation, against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.

Click here for more Clery information and links.



Clery WMU Student Off-Campus Trip Form

Please complete a separate form for each Clery reportable trip within 30 days following the trip. Access the online form here.



CSA Crime Report Form

Campus Security Authorities may download and use this Crime Report Form.



Crime Log

The crime log displays recent reported criminal activity and is available here: Crime Log



Fire Log

The fire log lists reported incidents of fire that occurred in on-campus student housing and is available here: Fire Log



Weapons Policy

Firearms and other dangerous weapons are not permitted on WMU property. Click here to view the WMU weapons policy.



Public Safety Oversight Committee

Click here to download and view information about the Public Safety Oversight Committee.



University Policies

The following are some university policies the WMU community should be aware of:



University Ordinances

Click here to view the WMU Traffic, Parking, and Pedestrian Ordinances.