This serves to inform you that information required by federal law known as the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) has been published, and gives instructions on how you may access this information. No action is required by you, and this notice is being sent to all West Virginia University students, faculty and staff.

West Virginia University’s annual security and fire safety report known as the “Clery Report” has been published. This report includes WVU Campus Crime Statistics for the last three years and fire safety statistics. Information about WVU policies related to campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of sexual assault, fire safety, and other area are included in the report. The report also includes information about support services that are available, and important phone numbers to call. The information can be accessed via the Internet at the following web site:

You may also request a copy of the report by calling Captain Danny Camden at 304.293.COPS (2677) or by email at:

Additional Information of Importance:

Annual Fire Safety Report

Information on fire safety is also included in this report. The report includes information and statistics for residence halls. For additional information, contact the Environmental Health and Safety at 304.293.3792.

Emergency Planning and Response

WVU has developed an emergency response plan that complies with the National Incident Management System and provides facility-specific planning assistance. We encourage all community members to become familiar with their building plans and campus plan. Brochures and the University Emergency Response Plan may be viewed here:

The University participated in a tabletop exercise on June 8, 2011 that ran from 9 a.m. until noon; the exercise focused on communication, response and the National Incident Management System during an incident involving the implementation of Point of Dispensing medications.

The University employs a layered approach to emergency notification. WVU ALERT is one layer that sends mass communications to those subscribed. It is free, and signup is available the University homepage or from a link on all WVU internet sites. This system is supported by messaging boards, emails, phone trees, mass media and other localized systems.

Missing Person and Emergency Contact Registration/Protocol

The University will request all new students each year voluntarily provide missing persons and emergency contact information. This information maybe entered utilizing their MIX Star account.

If a WVU student living in University-operated housing is suspected to be missing from campus, it should be immediately reported to a residence hall staff member (i.e. residence hall coordinator, resident faculty leader, resident assistant) or the University Police Department.

If the student resides off-campus, contact the University Police for assistance at 304.293.COPS (2677).

All reports of missing students made to the residence hall staff and/or the UPD will be investigated. If the investigation determines that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours, then within the next 24 hours the University will:

  • Notify the individual identified as contact person;
  • If the student is under 18 years of age, the University will notify a parent or guardian;
  • If the student is over 18 years of age and has not provided an emergency contact, the University will notify the appropriate law enforcement agency.

Registered Sex Offender Information

West Virginia requires sex offenders to register with the State Police. The state makes this information available to law enforcement agencies. This information is available to the public at the following web-site:



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