Students standing with public safety officers in front of the gazebo


An Unwavering Commitment to Safety

Amidst the bustling energy of academia, our campus stands resolute in its dedication to fostering an environment of unparalleled safety for all its members. With a deep-rooted belief that learning thrives best in an atmosphere of security and trust, we proudly announce our unwavering commitment to safeguarding the well-being of students, faculty, and staff. From state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to prevent and respond to emergencies, to comprehensive safety training programs that empower individuals to take informed actions, our campus leaves no stone unturned in its pursuit of providing a secure haven for everyone. As we embark on this journey of knowledge and growth, our pledge to prioritize safety stands as a testament to our core values and our relentless dedication to nurturing a space where all individuals can flourish without concern.

Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety provides a full range of safety and crime prevention services, including:

  • 24-hour police patrols on foot, mountain bikes, and in cruisers;
  • 357 surveillance cameras throughout campus;
  • Fire and environmental safety efforts;
  • 33 Emergency phones throughout campus;
  • Medical first responders.

The Department also facilitates educational programs on a number of topics, including alcohol and drug use, personal safety, and fire safety. 

Department of Public Safety

More about Safety at WNE

Student Patrol

Student Patrollers work in conjunction with uniformed Campus Police staff to provide a more secure campus by acting as "eyes and ears." Patrollers conduct foot a bicycle patrols in teams of two, at night, in all types of weather conditions.

Student Patrol and Other Services

Title IX

Western New England University is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment, discrimination, and violence. To that end, the University works to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally-funded education programs and activities. 

Title IX

Crime Report

Western New England University encourages the timely reporting of crimes to University Police for investigation. Data on criminal offenses occurring on campus and surrounding public property is reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation utilizing the Uniform Crime Reporting System.

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report (ASR)