Your safety at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, hosted by Western Michigan University’s Medieval Institute, is very important to us. For emergencies, dial 911 or call WMU Public Safety at (269) 387-5555. Western Michigan University's campus is continually patrolled by sworn police officers. The campus is well lit and surveiled by hundreds of security cameras. Outdoor areas also have strategically located emergency call boxes. Additionally, as part of making the congress as secure as possible, we ask that you wear your badge in all congress venues and be prepared to show your badge when asked, especially at venues or spaces dedicated to congress activities.