Western Michigan University Public Safety's mission is to provide a safe, secure, healthy, and sustainable environment through engagement, education, and enforcement so that all members of the University community can accomplish their learning, teaching, research, and public service goals.

Emergency contact Numbers

Dialing 911 from a mobile phone on (or near) campus will connect directly to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

  • Police, fire or health

    • 911
  • Public safety services

    • (269) 387-5555
  • Report a crime

Campus public safety and Institutional Equity (Title IX office)

  • Department of Public Safety

    Mailing address Department of Public Safety
    Western Michigan University
    511 Monroe Street
    Kalamazoo MI 49006 USA
    Phone (269) 387-5555
    Email Contact the Department of Public Safety
    Hours 24 hours per day, seven days per week
  • Institutional Equity (Title IX office)

    Mailing address Office of Institutional Equity
    Western Michigan University
    1220 Trimpe Building
    Kalamazoo MI 49008-5405 USA
    Phone (269) 387-6316
    Email Contact the Office of Institutional Equity
    Hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Safety and security services

Minors on campus

Institutions of higher learning face increased accountability relating to the safety of minors on campus. As such, it is the Policy of Western Michigan University that all existing and future University programs and activities involving minors must be developed and administered so as to provide a safe and protective environment for participating minors.

Sexual assault or sexual abuse (University and surrounding community)

All individuals are encouraged to contact law enforcement and seek medical treatment as soon as possible following an incident that poses a threat to safety or physical well-being or involves potential criminal behavior. This is the best option to ensure preservation of evidence and to begin a timely investigative and remedial response.

The police can assist you in requesting a personal protection order. Emergency medical assistance and campus safety/law enforcement assistance are available both on- and off-campus. The University will help any individual get to a safe place, provide transportation to the hospital, connect an individual to law enforcement, and share information about on- and off-campus resources and options for resolution.

To receive assistance, report sexual misconduct or request additional information, contact the Title IX Coordinator.

WMU Sexual Misconduct Resources

Campus security policies and crime statistics