Safety and Security at WSU

At WSU, we watch out for one another. But we realize that a safe, secure campus isn't achieved through good intentions alone.

WSU has plans and measures in place and is prepared to protect its students, faculty and staff, and its property.

Campus Safety & Security

WSU Campus Security is staffed with nearly 60 student security guards and led by three full-time personnel who have a combined 75 years of law enforcement experience.

Whenever you need them, Campus Security is just a phone call away: ext. 5555.

The WSU Safety team makes sure that safety protocols are followed across campus.

Severe Weather & Campus Conditions

Once in a while professors cancel classes or the university might close campus until dangerous weather blows over according to WSU’s severe weather plan.

When in doubt, check the WSU Homepage or review campus conditions for up-to-date campus and class cancellation statuses on inclement days.

Any non-weather-related emergencies that affect campus are posted in these areas too.

Sign Up for WSU Alert


The WSU Alert service sends out emergency-only messages via texts and email during emergencies that threaten life or severely impact campus operations.

Students, faculty and staff are automatically registered for WSU Alert.

Parents, families and community members are also welcome to sign up for WSU Alert if they wish to stay informed about campus safety.

How to Make a Report

We encourage you to report any concerning incidents or crimes you witness or experience.

However, it might be difficult to directly approach Security or University officials face-to-face.

We understand, and that's why we offer the anonymous I Witnessed reporting tool. The I Witnessed report form is for anyone who has witnessed, or knows about, an incident or crime committed on campus.

Sexual Violence Resources

Winona State University does not tolerate sexual misconduct or sexual violence of any kind in any context.

If you or someone you know have experienced sexual assault or other forms of gender-based violence (GBV), you have resources for support

You have these resources whether or not you choose to pursue disciplinary, criminal, or civil action.