Security of Campus Facilities and Grounds

Campus Housing Safety

The staff of the Departments of  Housing, Dining, & Residence Life work closely with University safety officials and others to make living groups safe, secure communities. All students in University Housing ultimately must share in this responsibility.

New students and employees should familiarize themselves with campus resources regarding safety and avoid behaviors that put them at risk. Residence Hall members can answer questions and assist with problems.

Residence Life staff are on duty each evening to help increase hall security. Staff members perform nightly rounds in their buildings and have an on-call system during the evenings and on weekends. Outside doors to the halls are locked and only residents of the buildings may gain access.

University apartments for single students and families are supervised by the Apartment Coordinator in each complex, as well as by the residents. WSU Police patrol through these areas. During vacations, apartment residents may request walk-throughs by WSU police.

All residence halls have fire sprinkler systems.

All safety-related problems or questions should be directed to the residence hall and apartment staffs.

Safety-Related Maintenance

Annual Programs: Safety Services coordinates a yearly “Walk in the Dark” to emphasize safety-related maintenance of the campus. Representatives from the campus community, including students, survey the campus for areas in need of enhanced lighting or shrub and tree trimming.

Lighting Levels: Lighting levels on campus are monitored to attain an appropriate balance of security and energy conservation. The WSU Police Department conducts biweekly lighting surveys that are forwarded to Housing Services Maintenance and Facilities Service.

If you have concerns or suggestions about lighting on campus please email WSUPD at

Off-Campus Student Units

WSU Police work closely with the Pullman Police Department, which provides patrol and enforcement services for Greek housing units. The PPD provides statistical data to WSU on criminal activity and alcohol/drug abuse in the community involving students or student organizations.