Immediate Emergency Assistance
West Virginia University Police Department
The University Police Department provides emergency response, public safety, and prevention efforts to the WVU campus community. For crimes/emergencies that occur on University property, calling UPD serves as an alternative to 911.
Dispatch for emergencies in the Morgantown area including police, fire, and emergency medical services response as well as animal control calls.
Incidents of discrimination or harassment
The Office of Equity Assurance provides an anonymous hotline for WVU community members to receive support and understand options related to incidents of sexual misconduct, discrimination, or harassment. To file a non-anonymous report, contact the Director of Equity Assurance/Title IX Coordinator, James Goins Jr., at 304-293-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org (not a 24/7 response option).
Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center (RDVIC)
shelter/safe house and other services
RDVIC provides services for individuals who need immediate assistance due to domestic violence, rape, intimate partner violence, and other life-threatening situations. They have an emergency hotline, a safehouse, advocates, and much more.
Local Police Agencies
|Agency||Area Served||Non-Emergency/Tip Line||Website|
|University Police Department||WVU Campus||304-293-2677||police.wvu.edu|
|Morgantown Police Department||Morgantown city limits||
304-284-7522, EXT. 0
Anonymous Tip Line 304-284-7520
|Granville Police Department||Granville city limits||304-599-5080||townofgranvillewv.gov/police|
|Star City Police Department||Star City city limits||304-599-6382||www.starcitywv.com/officers|
|Westover Police Department||Westover city limits||304-296-6576||www.westoverwv.org/police|
|Monongalia County Sheriff||Areas in the county not specified above||304-291-7260||monongaliasheriff.gov|
Emergency App and Campus Blue Towers
WVU alert provides timely emergency information via text message and email to
WVU community members. Students are automatically enrolled in this service
and other community members need to register. There is great care and stipulations
for issuing alerts, which is explained in great detail on the
safety and wellness website.
On-demand communication with WVU Police to report concerns or seek help using
text, picture, video, and audio. It also lets you virtually walk your friends
and family home with SafeWalk, location sharing during emergencies, access
to safety resources and phone numbers, and a safety map with key safety locations
to keep you “in the know”, including info about emergency instructions.
Campus Blue Towers
WVU offers Blue Emergency Towers throughout each of the three campus locations for students to utilize if presented with an emergent situation. These towers have a phone and an emergency button that will illuminate a flashing red light when pressed. When then phone is picked up, it is immediately connected to 911 and University Police, who will dispatch to your location. Click on the link above to see maps of Emergency Blue Tower locations throughout each of the campuses.
University Police Department
Safety and De-escalation
WVU University Police provide several trainings that are available and free to WVU student and staff groups. Verbal De-Escalation training teaches skills to mitigate conflicts, P.R.O.T.E.C.T. provides self-defense techniques, and Active Shooter helps individuals prepare and respond to an active shooter situation.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
DEI Training Information
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provide a wide range of training offerings to our community members. Additional training pertaining to Title IX and Children on Campus can be found on their respective sites.
Safe Zone Training
The LGBTQ+ Center provides bi-monthly and by request trainings for WVU community members to learn about being a good ally. In addition to general Safe Zone, the Center also offers Trans and Healthcare specific versions of Safe Zone training.