Reporting Crimes

Any criminal act, or suspected criminal activity should be reported immediately to WUPD by calling 670-1153. Emergencies should be reported by calling 911. Any suspicious activity or persons on campus in parking lots, inside buildings, or around residence halls should be reported to WUPD. If reported to other WU personnel, they will assist students in making reports to WUPD. There are 13 emergency telephones located throughout campus. The telephones are mounted on stainless steel towers with the word “EMERGENCY” written on them; they have a blue light on top that flashes when the telephone is activated. These telephones are directly connected to the WUPD’s communication center, and can be used for any type of assistance needed.

The WUPD is located on campus in Morgan Hall, Room 156 (on the South side of Morgan Hall).  There is a staff member present inside the Washburn Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Reporting Crimes to University Officials - Campus Security Authorities

On Washburn University’s campus, it is preferred that crimes be reported to WUPD. If, however, a crime victim does not wish to report to law enforcement, a report may be made to a Campus Security Authority. Each person listed as a Campus Security Authority should submit reportable offenses to WUPD as they occur throughout the year.

Complaints of sexual violence or harassment can also be reported to the Office of Equal Opportunity.