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At West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. The entire campus is dedicated to providing a safe and productive college experience.

Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life in our community, the West Virginia University Police commit to preventing crime, preserving the peace and protecting lives and property by enforcing the laws of our state in a just, impartial, and equitable manner.

Our Vision

To be recognized as best in the state for community safety through partnership building.

University Police Officers

University Police provides patrol-protection to all WVU Tech campus property including, classrooms, laboratories, parking lots and residence halls. University Police officers are vested with full police powers and responsibilities identical to the local sheriff in your home community. Our officers are responsible for public safety services including crime reports, investigations, traffic accidents, fire emergencies and enforcement of local, state and federal laws requiring police assistance.

The University Police Department is located across from Carter Hall on South Kanawha Street.

University Police can be reached at 304.929.COPS (2677)

Safety in the Residence Halls

WVU Tech has coeducational residence halls with 24-hour visitation. Guests in the halls must be accompanied by a resident of the hall at all times. Each student room is equipped with peepholes, window locks, and smoke detectors.

Each residence hall is staffed by a full-time professional Resident Director who is responsible for the overall operation of the hall and is on-call around the clock. Student resident assistants (RAs) live on each floor of the residence hall. All residence life staff members have training in enforcing residence hall rules and university policies. Residence halls are locked 24 hours a day and all guests must be accompanied by a resident of the hall at all times.

Facilities Management

Facilities Management staff maintain the campus buildings and grounds with a concern for safety. This department inspects campus facilities regularly and makes repairs accordingly. The University Police Department assists the Facilities Management staff by reporting hazards.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to phone Facilities Management at 304.929.0325 to report campus safety concerns.

Student Responsibility

The cooperation and involvement of students in a campus safety program is absolutely necessary. Students are encouraged to take commonsense precautions for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings. Although the campus is safe and well-lit, students may phone the University Police at any time for an escort back to their residence hall.

Valuable items such as cell phones, tablets, computers and televisions should be marked by the University Police Operation ID program. Automobiles that are parked on campus must display appropriate parking permits, use assigned areas, and be locked at all times.