Campus Health & Safety

Washburn University is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment for its students, faculty, and staff and offers a range of services to support the physical and mental well-being of its community members.

The university has its own police department that is staffed by trained and licensed law enforcement officers who provide 24/7 safety and security services such as escorting students to their cars if requested. In addition, the university has policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of its community members, including a comprehensive emergency management plan.

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*If this is an emergency, please dial 911 or call Washburn University Police at 785-670-1153
on campus


iAlert is an emergency notification system used to alert students, facutly, staff and parents in cases of campus emergencies. iAlert program

Blue Light phones

About a dozen of blue light phones are located across campus and are a direct link to WUPD. Phone locations

Storm Shelters

Buildings on campus have safe locations to be used in the case of severe weather, including severe thunderstorms and tornados. Shelter locations

Student Health Services

All students are eligible to visit Student Health Services free-of-charge with a valid WU ID. Some of the services offered include physical exams, medication refills, immunizations and urgent care. Health Services

Counseling Services

Counseling Services offers both personal counseling and study skills/educational counseling. Services are focused on short-term counseling, but can assist in referrals to other providers.Counseling Services

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

Featuring a 25-foot rock wall, fitness loft overlooking Yager Stadium and indoor walking track, the SRWC is open and free to all students. Group workout classes, personal training and intramurals are also available.SRWC

Washburn University Police Department

The Washburn University Police Department (WUPD) is a certified law enforcement agency with the same responsibilities and authority as a city police agency or a sheriffs department.
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