Safety and Security
Spokane Campus Safety Plan
Principal administrative responsibility for the Spokane Campus Safety Plan lies with Facilities Operations, which is the administrative unit for Campus Security and Emergency Management. The Division of Student Affairs also has significant responsibilities in this area.
Campus Safety Video
The WSU Spokane / EWU Spokane emergency response video explains how to prepare for and respond to natural diasters, technological disasters, and human-caused incidents. View video here.
Safety & Fire Statistics (Clery Report)
Approximately 1,665 students enrolled 2019 – 2020 academic year.
Non-Student Workforce Profile
Approximately 300 staff, 255 faculty.
Campus Security Personnel
Five full-time commissioned officers, one full-time non-commissioned officer and one part-time officer.
Policies, Procedures and Programs
WSU Spokane complies with regulations in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Additional Resources for WSU Spokane Students
An extensive list of resources for students is maintained by the WSU Spokane Division of Student Affairs and includes help for victims of discrimination, violence, crimes, harassment and for those who need mental health counseling or health services.
Emergency and Crisis Communications
During emergencies, the primary notification tool for the university community will be the vendor-provided Campus Alert system through which campus emergency management personnel can provide messages directly to students and staff via text, phone and email. The Campus Alert is accompanied by the communications tools Twitter, Facebook and the website homepage, as well as an Outdoor Warning System consisting of sirens and public address speakers mounted throughout campus.
Campus wide testing of the entire Campus Alert emergency messaging system occurs twice a year, and the vendor provided service portion is tested monthly. Building Evacuation procedures are conducted annually.
The Campus Alert is an opt-in system and all new students and employees are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive emergency messages through this system. Registration instructions are available at Campus Alert.
The campus Communications Director will communicate directly with the media to relay pertinent information to the public.
Mutual Assistance Agreements and Memorandums of Understanding
If an emergency occurs on WSU Spokane campus the City of Spokane Police department and Fire department will respond accordingly.
WSU Spokane has bicycles, phones, computers, personnel, parking lot areas for EOC staging area, building cameras, heavy construction equipment, gasoline, diesel, limited two-way radios, bullhorns, patrol cars with PA systems, buildings available for shelter in place, nursing and pharmacy students who could assist with medical issues. WSU Spokane would cooperate with local agencies to make these resources available to the extent permitted by law.
Campus Safety Plan Oversight
Oversight for the Campus Safety Plan is the responsibility of the director of Facilities Operations. The Director has placed the responsibility to review, update and support implementation of this Campus Safety Plan with the Campus Safety Committee which meets on a monthly basis to examine safety conditions throughout campus.
The Campus Safety Committee consists of administration, faculty, staff members and the Campus Safety and Security. Presidents of the Spokane student government organizations at WSU and EWU are invited to participate in the monthly meetings during the academic year.
A task force from the Campus Safety Committee will annually review the Campus Safety Plan and make a presentation to Cabinet. The safety plan also will be made available campus wide on the Safety and Security web site.
Jon Schad, Director of Facilities, has appointed Tom McGill, Emergency Management Coordinator, as his designee to monitor and coordinate the WSU Spokane Campus compliance with RCW 28B.10.569 and ensuring campus safety plan information is available to all students, faculty and staff.
Tom McGill, Emergency Management Coordinator,
phone number 509-358-7760; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org