The safety and security of everyone at Western Michigan University is a priority to us.
Please check out the Safety Information page to view a list of safety-related links and information.
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.
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Follow @wmupublicsafety on Twitter for emergency and non-emergency advisories for incidents that occur on-campus and near-campus.
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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:
The Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 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.
Please complete a separate form for each Clery reportable trip within 30 days following the trip. The form may be downloaded by clicking here.
Campus Security Authorities may download and use this Crime Report Form.
The crime log displays recent reported criminal activity and is available here: Crime Log
The fire log lists reported incidents of fire that occurred in on-campus student housing and is available here: Fire Log
Firearms and other dangerous weapons are not permitted on WMU property. Click here to view the WMU weapons policy.
Click here to download and view information about the Public Safety Oversight Committee.
The following are some university policies the WMU community should be aware of:
Click here to view the WMU Traffic, Parking, and Pedestrian Ordinances.