AWARE Network

Resources for a safe & secure campus

If a student poses an immediate threat to self or others, call 911.

Resources to consider when helping students:

  • WSU Police provide immediate assistance for emergencies and conduct criminal investigations as predicated by law for incidents within the WSU community.
  • The WSU Alert System has a number of methods that will be used to communicate with students, faculty and staff during emergency situations
  • Counseling Services provides psychological support to students.
  • The Dean of Students serves as a liaison to individual student(s) and others who may be associated with a specific incident.
  • Faculty Handbook for responding to disruptive students.
  • Health & Wellness Services provides medical support and services for students and investigates the public health threat of serious communicable disease.
  • Cougar Safety Guide provides information on campus safety and security.

Blue Light Phones

In an emergency, you want immediate help- look for a blue light. The blue light identifies the location of an emergency telephone. Simply press the emergency phone button (no dialing is necessary) to be connected to Whitcom 911 Communications Center.

Describe your emergency to the operator. Every call placed from a Blue Light is responded to by a Police Officer. Note the location of the blue light telephones as you move about the campus. You may never need to use one, but ­ they are there for you in case of an emergency.