At West Virginia University Institute of Technology, the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. The entire campus is dedicated to providing a safe and memorable college experience.
University Police Officers
University Police provides patrol protection to the campus property, parking lots, residence halls and faculty housing. WVU Tech officers are vested with full police powers and responsibilities identical to the local sheriff in your home community. Our officers are responsible for public safety services including crime reports, investigations, traffic accidents, fire emergencies and enforcement of laws requiring police assistance.
Safety in the Residence Halls
WVU Institute of Technology has both single sex and coed residence halls with 24-hour visitation. There are two residence halls that are co-educational (Ratliff and Maclin). Each student room is equipped with dead-bolt locks, peepholes and window locks.
Student resident assistants (RA) live in the residence halls and are on call around the clock. All residence life staff members have training in enforcing residence hall rules and university policies. The Residence Life staff use cell phones from 7pm to 7am to keep in contact with the University Police officers. Work-study students are assigned to the main desks and game rooms in the evening hours and are available as telephone operators for their halls. Residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. All guests must be accompanied by a resident of the hall.
Physical Plant Department
The Physical Plant Department maintains the college buildings and grounds with a concern for safety. This department inspects campus facilities regularly and makes repairs accordingly. The University Police Department assists the Physical Plant by reporting hazards.
Students, as well as faculty members and staff may phone the Physical Plant (304.442.3104) to report any safety or other hazard.
The cooperation and involvement of students in a campus safety program is absolutely necessary. Students must take common-sense precautions for their own personal safety and the security of their personal belongings. Although the campus has night lighting, students may phone the WVU Tech Police at any time for an escort back to their hall.
Valuable items such as stereos, cameras and televisions should be marked by the University Police Operation ID program. Automobiles that are parked on campus must use assigned areas and should be locked at all times.