Campus Safety

WMed is committed to providing a safe and secure campus and workplace.

Campus Security Personnel

The Director of Facilities serves as the institutional Chief Safety and Security Officer. We do not maintain our own police or security department, but we contract with a private security company that provides security guards at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus and after-hours at the WMed Clinics. Security guards are not armed, nor do they have arrest powers. We maintain a positive working relationship and formal agreements with local law enforcement agencies surrounding all of our campus locations. If a major or serious crime occurs at any WMed location, the police or public safety in that jurisdiction will, once on the scene, take control of the situation.

Emergency Coordinators

Emergency Coordinators are staff or faculty working in specific areas/floors of each WMed facility. They play a leadership role providing assistance during emergency situations and preparedness drills.

Campus Security Authorities (CSAs)

Designated faculty and staff serve as CSAs because they have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The primary function of a CSA is to be additional “eyes and ears for student safety” and to report allegations of crimes to the Chief Safety and Security Officer. CSAs include:

  • Security guards and facilities personnel;
  • Associate and assistant deans involved with students
  • Faculty and staff in the Office of Student Affairs
  • Scholar-Advisors
  • Student Interest Group and Student Organization faculty advisors
  • Faculty advisors/leaders for international travel activities
  • Title IX coordinator and deputy coordinators

Crime Reporting and Communication

Everyone is encouraged to report all crimes and public safety-related incidents to police, security guards, the Chief Safety and Security Officer, or a CSA, in a timely manner. Bystanders or witnesses are encouraged to report when a victim is unable to report. Dial 9-1-1 or use the call button on emergency blue light poles to report a crime, fire, or any other type of emergency. You can also report a crime, after the fact, using our online reporting form.

 

Annual Campus Safety and Security Report

The Annual Campus Safety and Security Report is provided as part of WMed's commitment to safety and security and is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act). The report is published each year on the WMed website by October 1. Notice of the report availability is made via email communication to the campus community including students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. The report includes statistics on specific reported crimes as well as policies and procedures that are designed to promote a safe, secure learning and working environment. For information or to receive a printed copy contact the Office of the Dean at office.dean@med.wmich.edu or 269.337.4503.

Emergency Contact Information

Location Contact Numbers
W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus

Emergency: 911 or Blue Light Poles

Non-Emergency: 269.337.8241

On-site Security: 269.337.4575

Student Parking Lot Emergency: 911 or Blue Light Poles
Staff and Visitor Parking Ramps Emergency: 911
WMed Clinics and Linda Richards Building

Emergency: 911 or Blue Light Poles

Non-Emergency: 269.387.5555

On-site Security: 269.337.4225

Department of Psychiatry in the Borgess North Professional Building

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 269.343.0568

On-site Security: 269.226.8361

Family Medicine Clinic in the Family Health Center

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 269.337.8241

On-site Security: 269.488.0800 or 213 from the in-house phone system

Innovation Center

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 269.372.3078


Emergency Blue Light Poles

An Emergency Blue Light Pole functions the same as calling 9-1-1. Press the red button and connect directly with public safety. On the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, poles are located at the Lovell Street (south) entrance, the South Street (north) entrance, inside the Courtyard, and at the Parking Lot on John Street. Four poles are located on the Oakland Drive Campus at the WMed Clinics entrance, the Linda Richards Building south and north doors, and in the northeast corner of the Physician Parking Lot.

Timely Warning and Emergency Notification 

In the event that certain crimes or emergency situations occur that pose a serious or continuing threat or danger, we will notify the campus community in a timely manner. Notification will be made via the emergency notification system (with email and text options) or other mechanisms such as email, portal, digital signage, or the overhead announcement system within each facility.

Emergency Notification System

We use an emergency notification system to inform the campus community of emergency situations, closures, and other important notifications. The system sends emergency messages via text and email. All new students, faculty, and employees are automatically enrolled in the system with their @med.wmich.edu email. Each person can add up to three mobile device numbers and a personal email address.

Facility Access Controls and ID Badges

Our campus locations are private property. Access to our facilities is controlled by automated security systems with access controls and video surveillance. Faculty, residents, fellows, students, and staff are issued a WMed photo identification badge that permits access to specific exterior and interiors doors based on an access schedule appropriate to their role. ID badges are to be worn above the waist at all times while in our facilities. No one is let nto the building without a badge. Reception staff coordinate visitor access. 

Escorts To and From Parking Areas

Security guards are available to escort faculty, residents, fellows, students, and staff to WMed parking lots and structures after dusk. All are encouraged to walk to their car in pairs or groups, whenever possible, and to leave the building at reasonable hours. Security systems and security personnel do not replace the need for situational awareness and personal responsibility. 

Security Escort Contact Information

W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus 269.337.4575
WMed Clinics and Linda Richards Building 269.337.4225
Department of Psychiatry in the Borgess North Professional Building 269.226.8361
Family Medicine Clinic at the Family Health Center 269.488.0800