Safety on Campus
At Wheaton the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors is paramount. Our Public Safety Department provides around-the-clock protection and emergency services for the campus, which is located within a quarter of a mile of the local police department. Wheaton's public safety department is committed to providing a comprehensive program of police, security, crime prevention, fire safety, emergency medical service, parking and traffic enforcement and other related services. The goal is to help insure a safe and orderly environment for the entire college community, guests and visitors.
Trained public safety dispatchers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to deal with emergency calls. For emergencies on campus, call: x3333; emergency from off campus: (508) 285-5051; business: x8213 or (508) 286-8213. As part of the Wheaton emergency preparedness plan, we have implemented an Emergency Alert System (Connect Ed) to alert Wheaton students, parents, faculty, and staff in the event of a serious campus emergency. Contact information should be kept up to date at all times.
In addition to motor vehicle patrols, a bike patrol has been established to improve the effectiveness of watching the campus. And when a student has a concern for his/her personal safety in traveling from one point on campus to another, he/she is urged to call the public safety office to request an escort: (508) 286-8213 or x8213 from any campus telephone.
Notices about serious incidents of crime on or near campus are published, distributed and posted in conspicuous locations as warranted.