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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Available Online

The following message is sent on behalf of the University Police Department:

The 2014 Annual Crime and Fire Safety Report is available on the Wake Forest University Police website at:http://police.wfu.edu/crime-stats/

This document contains information regarding campus security and personal safety. It also contains information about crime and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. Crime statistics are for occurrences on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Wake Forest (including branch campuses); and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Fire statistics are for on-campus residence halls.

Information on drug or alcohol-abuse programs required by section 102(a) through (d) of HEA can be found at:

http://hr.wfu.edu/files/2011/10/WFU-Section-VI-4-Substance-Abuse-Prevention.pdf

If you are unable to access the website and/or you would like a printed copy, please contact police records at 336-758-4566.

Wake Forest University Police Department

Mid-Semester Health and Safety Inspections

Residence Life and Housing will be conducting visual imspections of student rooms in the residence halls Monday, September 21-Thursday, September 24th.  The following flyer provided by Residence Life and Housing has more details:  Midsemester Health and Safety Inspections pt1 and Midsemester Health and Safety Inspections pt2

The President’s Ball – September 25

The following email was sent to the campus community on behalf of President Nathan O. Hatch.

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I hope you will join in the fun September 25 at the “President’s Ball.”  Our Wake Forest community will start the party at 9 p.m. in the Coliseum.

~Nathan O. Hatch
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Additional Flu Vaccine Mini Clinics to be Offered

The following information was sent to the Parent Programs office from the Student Health Service so it could be shared as a news item for parents.

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Flu Clinic on October 7th

Maxim Healthcare will be on campus Wednesday, October 7th from 12:00 – 7:00 pm offering flu vaccines for students!  The event will be held in Benson 401.  The cost is $27.00 cash or check.  If paying by credit or debit card, a voucher can be purchased at the Benson Ticket Office on October 7th.

The following insurance cards are accepted at the time of service:  Aetna;  Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield;  Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC,RI, MA, TX, IL;  Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Premera Blue Cross; Regence BC/BS of OR and WA; Healthspring; Humana; Independence BC/BS, Sierra Health & Life, SummaCare, and United Healthcare.  2015 Flu Vaccine Flyer

Additional Fall Mini Clinic Offerings

The Student Health Service will continue giving flu vaccines through out the fall semester.  We will offer mini clinics in the Z Smith Reynolds Library on Tuesday and Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00 pm beginning on October 13th and running through the month of October.

Students can also just “walk in” to the Student Health Service during clinic hours M-F between 9:00 and 4:00 pm beginning October 8th.   There is a charge of $27.00 if the student gets the vaccine through the Student Health Service as we do not file insurance.  However, a receipt will be generated after the vaccine, that can be printed off and  filed with your insurance.

LiveSafe App and Operation ID

University Police shared information about two important safety and security programs that we encourage all students to use.

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University Police has a new LiveSafe app and asks parents to encourage their students to download the app.  LiveSafe is a free personal mobile application for Wake Forest students to engage in a two-way conversation with WFU police. With LiveSafe, students can use their cell phones as a personal security device that allows direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer SafeWalk tool. Learn more here – and encourage your student to get LiveSafe on his/her cell phone.  Live Safe App

University Police also encourages students to participate in Operation ID, a nationwide program designed to discourage burglary and theft of valuables.  It also provides a way to easily identify stolen property and increases law enforcement’s chances of recovery and conviction:

“Most burglars steal valuables for resale. But if you mark all items with permanent identification numbers, the burglar may be unable to sell them. If a criminal knows all your valuables are marked, he or she will look for easier and more profitable victims.  Register your Property Here http://police.wfu.edu/forms-pubs/operation-id.”

Please encourage your student to download the LiveSafe app and to participate in Operation ID.

Flu Vaccines Available October 7th

The following information was sent to the Parent Programs office from the Student Health Service so it could be shared as a news item for parents.

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FLU VACCINES

Maxim Healthcare will be on campus Wednesday, October 7th from 12:00 – 7:00 pm offering flu vaccines for students!  The event will be held in Benson 401.  The cost is $27.00 cash or check.  If paying by credit or debit card, a voucher can be purchased at the Benson Ticket Office on October 7th.

The following insurance cards are accepted at the time of service:  Aetna;  Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield;  Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NC,RI, MA, TX, IL;  Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Premera Blue Cross; Regence BC/BS of OR and WA; Healthspring; Humana; Independence BC/BS, Sierra Health & Life and SummaCare.

Notification of an Off Campus Incident Reported to the Police

The following message was sent on Saturday, September 12 from Communications and External Relations.

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A student reported to the Wake Forest University Police Department on Sept. 12 about having experienced unwanted sexual touching off campus on Sept. 11 by a student who is known to the reporting student.

The University Police Department immediately contacted the Winston-Salem Police Department since the incident was reported to have occurred in the Winston-Salem Police Department’s jurisdiction.  The student made the report to the University Police Department at 4:45 p.m. Sept. 12.  The incident was reported to have occurred around 1 a.m. Sept. 11.

Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individuals involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community. It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.

–Be respectful of yourself and others. Make sure that any sexual act is OK with your partner, and remember that consent is an active process, not the absence of a “no.”

–If you feel uneasy, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus, contact University Police, available 24 hours  at (336) 758-5911.

–Download Live Safe Mobile App   http://police.wfu.edu/new/lifesafe-web-app/

–Remember that the majority of sexual assaults are perpetrated by someone the survivor knows. Someone can feel that they are in a safe place with safe people and be sexually assaulted.

As community members witnessing a dangerous situation, we can:

–Call University Police or someone else in authority.

–Tell another person.

–Ask a friend in a potentially dangerous situation if he/she wants to leave and then make sure that he/she gets home safely.

If you have experienced sexual assault, we encourage you to seek support and report it. If you or a friend have questions or concerns about sexual violence, you can contact the following resources for confidential information and support:

Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: (336) 758-5285, Benson Center 317

Student Health Service: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5218, Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium

University Counseling Center: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5273 After hours contact Student Health, Reynolda 118

PREPARE Student Advocates: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: (336) 671-7075

Office of the Chaplain: [Confidential]
(336) 758-5017, Reynolda Hall 22

If you would like to report a sexual assault or learn about sexual violence prevention, please contact any of the following offices for more information:

Wake Forest University Title IX Office:
(336) 758-7258, Reynolda Hall 2

University Police:
(336) 758- 5911

Dean of Students:
(336) 758-5226, Benson Center 139

Other resources:
Winston-Salem Police Department
336-773-7700

Family Services/Forsyth County
336-722-8173

 

Wake Forest Communications and External Relations

Message to Students from Residence Life and Housing

The following message was sent to students today from Residence Life and Housing.

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Good Morning,

During the fall it is important that we all pay special attention to mold-related issues. As a reminder, here are a few tips to prevent mold/mildew growth in your room:

  • Do not open windows while heating or cooling units are operating. This will cause   condensation and may contribute to mold growth.
  • Do not place furniture or other items in front of heating and cooling units that can obstruct air flow.
  • Do not place potted plants or any other source of moisture on or around heating and cooling units.
  • Set thermostats no lower than 70 degrees and fan to low speed.
  • Do not leave wet or damp clothes, towels or shoes in closets. Set them out on a drying rack until completely dry.
  • Please empty your room and bathroom trash on a regular basis, do not let it accumulate in your room.
  • Do not use thick foam mattress pads on your bed, they do not allow air circulation between the pad and our waterproof mattresses.
  • If you see mold, immediately call Residence Life and Housing or Facilities and Campus Services to have the area inspected.

If you have any questions, please contact us at housing@nullwfu.edu.

Wake Forest University
Residence Life and Housing
336-758-5185

Join Us: Community Forum on Campus Climate

The following message was sent September 8th to the campus community from Provost Rogan Kersh.

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Greetings Wake Foresters!  I hope to see many of you at the Community Forum tomorrow evening [Wednesday, September 9], intended to continue shaping a shared WFU culture of inclusivity and meaningful intellectual exchange.  The Forum builds on last year’s ‘Deliberative Dialogue’ and related campus-climate conversations and proposals.  After a brief introduction, students, faculty, and staff will gather in small groups to engage around the thematic opportunities and challenges central to the Dialogue, with particular focus on the commitments emerging from last academic year and summer’s collective efforts.  Thematic areas (such as curricular revisions, campus policing, and student engagement) along with many of our initial commitments are summarized at the ‘Community in Progress’ website, found at http://community.wfu.edu/.

I thank so many of you for affirming through your engagement to date the shared effort to make Wake Forest a place that embraces all who call it home.  This Forum represents another such opportunity for collective involvement.  We will gather tomorrow [Wednesday, September 9] at 7:00 pm in Benson University Center 401.  I look forward to the conversation.

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Rogan Kersh
Provost and Professor of Politics & International Affairs

September 15 is the Last Day to Upgrade Students’ Meal Plans

The following information was sent by Campus Dining:

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Dining Update: This is a friendly reminder that the last day to upgrade your students Meal Plan is September 15th! You can also add Food Dollars or Deacon Dollars to your students account through our website at www.wakeforest.campusdish.com at any point during the semester.