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Safety and Security

Creating a safe and secure campus to allow students, faculty and staff to focus on excellent academics, research and public service.

Safety Escort Services

  • Escort services are provided by Campus Security and are available 24 hours a day, including holidays and weekends.
  • To receive this service, call 509-358-7995.
  • An officer will meet with you to provide an escort to your vehicle parked on campus or to a bus shelter.

Safety Tips

  • Report safety hazards, unsafe lighting, and defective equipment to campus administrative offices.
  • Park in an area that will be well-lit after dark. Ask campus security personnel to walk you to your car at night.
  • Leave nothing visible in your car, even if it is of no value.
  • Do not leave wallets, purses, backpacks and other valuables unattended on campus, even inside your office.
  • At home, develop a relationship with neighbors that will encourage checking on one another often.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Know where you are. Know where you are going and what to expect.
  • Avoid walking alone and let people know where you are going.
  • Plan your walking trips in advance and choose a safe, well-lit, and populated route.
  • Remember that most crimes occur in response to opportunities.