Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
As Wake Forest begins the academic year, it is a good time to remind you about University resources related to safety and security:
The LiveSafe mobile app is free and makes it easy to engage with the Wake Forest University Police Department. The app allows direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer SafeWalk tool.
Transportation and Parking Services offers a system of complementary shuttles to the University community. Throughout the night, the OnCall demand shuttle is available daily during the academic year from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Check this website for shuttle schedules and more details.
The Transloc Rider app can be used to catch a ride and track University shuttles through GPS technology.
The University Police Department can be reached at 336-758-5911. If using a campus phone, call 911. In non-emergencies, University Police can be reached at 336-758-5591 or, when using a campus phone, at 311.
Anonymous tips can be made to University Police through the LiveSafe app or the Silent Witness form on the University Police website.
The University Police Department, located in Alumni Hall, is staffed 24/7. If the building’s exterior door leading to the department’s offices is locked, a phone at the entrance can be used to gain entry.
Support Services for Crime Victims
In addition to the University Police Department and the department’s Victim Support Program, support services include:
The University Counseling Center which provides confidential mental health counseling.
The Safe Office which provides confidential support to students who have experienced sexual or relationship violence.
The Student Health Service which is open 24/7 during the academic year and provides confidential health care to students.
The Office of the Chaplain which provides confidential pastoral care to victims of crime.
The University’s Title IX Office which investigates cases of sexual misconduct and offers information about support services it offers to students, faculty and staff. The office’s website also offers thorough information about “how to get support” on and off campus.
The Employee Assistance Program is also available to University employees.
Wake Forest is committed to a safe and secure setting for students, faculty, staff and all visitors. In addition to sending emergency alerts, crime alerts and similar messages, University officials will communicate as directly as possible with the campus community when safety and security matters are at the forefront of campus concern and discussion.
We are here to help, and welcome your comments and concerns.
Chief of Police
To contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem. The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
Select slide shows and handouts from Orientation sessions are available online.